At Saint Francis University, almost every discipline incorporates research into the student experience. It isn't uncommon to see students as early as their freshman year working along side a Ph.D. faculty mentor on projects that matter.
The goal of the Office of Student Research is to foster the culture of student research at Saint Francis University at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Student research has become an important part of the academic experience in all four of the university's academic schools. The office aims to celebrate research efforts on our campus.
The Annual Saint Francis University Student Research Day celebrates research projects conducted on our campus. Poster presenters were available to discuss their research and answer
2017 Student Research Day
2016 Student Research Day
2015 Student Research Day
Spectrum: Journal of Student Research is a peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal featuring
the works of Saint Francis University students, launched to showcase the
work of students who have become engaged in research at our University.
Dr. Alireza Shahkarami, Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program, received a $70,000 grant from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund for Undergraduate Research.
Students looking to study abroad have another option this year to go global: spring break in the Galapagos Islands.
The Institute for Energy was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Constellation Energy to help support the new tiny classroom traveling to schools and events around the state.
Tiny Classroom Nears Completion
Researchers from Saint Francis University, the University of Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania State University have found that exposure to trace metals from potatoes grown in soil irrigated with waters from the Potosi mining region in Bolivia may put residents at risk of non-cancer health illnesses.
Two first-year biology students discover larvae of rare Tiger Spiketail dragonfly!
Learn more about their discovery
The Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium donated 2 axolotls to Saint Francis University Biology department.
Read more about axolotls
Teams of SFU students spent their summer investigating biodiversity in local streams and ponds affected by pollution.
Learn About Their Research
Combining his passions for studying war and gender studies, Harry has investigated individual women’s lives during the American Civil War in order to make arguments about the “domestic war” within homes.
Read about his research
While conducting research as a history major at Saint Francis, Nick's personal commitment to his own faith, as well as current events left him questioning the tolerance of one particular faith -- Islam.
Thanks to a generous donation from Gwin Dobson & Foreman Consulting Engineers the Environmental Engineering department has an Armfield hydraulic flume to use in classroom teaching and in student research.
Learn more about this donation.
Eight-year-old Dallas Mosier wants to be a forensic scientist when she grows up. Fast forward 14 years, and you will find her still in full pursuit of her dreams.
Alumni Profile Dallas Mosier
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