Discover the future with undergraduate research
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Undergraduate Research Program is designed for students who wish to pursue and produce new scientific knowledge.
As a student researcher, you will actively participate in meaningful mentored research experiences that will prepare you to succeed in research at a transfer institution. Participants learn about research methods and protocols, data analysis, and research ethics while taking a series of four one-credit courses. Research students produce and formally present their original research at conferences and poster sessions on and off campus.
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Some of the projects that students have worked on include:
- Exoplanet Photometry: using the brightness of stars to study distant worlds.
- The analysis of metals in surface water by Atomic Absorption.
- The development of a wearable carbon dioxide sensor to measure indoor air quality.
- Building upon 3D printing know-how, including testing of temperature, orientation, polymer, deposition timing, and post-print UV exposure effects.
- Measurement of environmental influence on water quality in two Howard County, Patapsco watersheds.
- Monitoring bacterial community dynamics in campus surface waters.
- Measuring the dynamics of a variable length in a double pendulum.
- Understanding induced preferences in the oligophagous tobacco hornworm.
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