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Undergraduate Research

Research Opportunities

Research is a great way for you to apply what you're learning in the classroom to real-world problems. We're providing you the opportunity to develop your critical thinking skills in an actual laboratory setting. You might even get the chance to present your findings at one of our events. Take a look at the different research projects you can get involved in.

Interested in getting involved in research in your area of study? Contact the faculty representative for your department today.

Your area of study Professor contact
Biochemistry, ACS Project SEED Ricardo E. Rodriguez
Biology Bruce Benz
Chemistry Phillip Pelphrey
Criminal Justice J. Greg Gullion
History Brenda Taylor-Matthews
Christopher Ohan
Psychology Jay Brown
Matthew Hand

Biology Research Forum

Every semester, the biology department sponsors a public research forum for its students. Biology students are required to participate in research courses as part of their degree. Most of the student research presented at the forum stems from those high-level research courses.

The Biology Research Forum is held in the Science Lecture Theatre the last week of the fall and spring semester. All faculty, staff and students, even outside of the biology department, are invited to attend.

If you have any questions or want more information, please contact Bruce Benz at bbenz@txwes.edu.

 

Summer 2018 Science Research Internships

The Summer Science Research Internship program is sponsored by the Welch Foundation (Chemistry Department) and the Redlich Trust (Biology Department). This support brings undergraduate students together during the summer at Texas Wesleyan University for an eight-week natural sciences research experience. Participants become familiar with the varied disciplines and methodology used in natural science research.

This year, topics in Organic and Electro-Chemistry, Biochemistry, Community and Population Ecology are offered to six students that have completed introductory coursework in Biology and Chemistry. Students awarded the summer research internship are expected to work eight-hour days, five days per week for eight weeks. Compensation is $10.10 an hour. The program begins at 8 a.m. June 3 and lasts through Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

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