Get started with research as early as your first year with faculty who are conducting cutting-edge research across many disciplines. Go on an archeology dig, advance jet engine technology, study the impact of stress on your body, or ensure street art is remembered as part of a community's response to tragedy.
At the University of St. Thomas, our faculty and our students engage in research that explores important questions, addresses big challenges, and advances the common good, both locally and globally. Our commitment to research and scholarship means that faculty are supported in their work, and students – at the undergraduate and graduate levels – have countless opportunities to engage in faculty-mentored and independent research.
Faculty are part of a vibrant community of scholar-teachers at St. Thomas, focusing on important questions, working across disciplines, and advancing knowledge for the common good. With internal and external resources available, faculty members can advance their field through research.
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Graduate students at the University of St. Thomas can enhance their careers as well as the knowledge base in their fields through graduate research opportunities. In every discipline, graduate students work closely with faculty mentors to explore their professions’ greatest challenges and pursue innovative, collaborative, and industry-leading solutions.
Research and Opinion: Dr. Kevin Theissen Authors Article on Changing Water Supply
Dr. Kevin Theissen, professor and geology program director in the Department of Earth, Environment, and Society, has authored the article, “Climate-driven mid to late Holocene hydrologic evolution of arid wetlands documented by strontium, uranium, and oxygen isotopes from Lower Pahranagat Lake, southern Nevada, USA” which was recently published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Quaternary Research.… The post Research and Opinion: Dr. Kevin Theissen Authors Article on Changing Water Supply appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
Exploring New Ways to Provide Clean, Safe Water
Assistant Professor Sara Mollamohammada joined the University of St. Thomas as the newest member of the civil engineering faculty, and she is on a mission to help find easy, accessible ways to provide clean, safe water in remote and rural areas. WHAT KIND OF RESEARCH ARE YOU DOING?My research is primarily focused on using algae… The post Exploring New Ways to Provide Clean, Safe Water appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
St. Thomas Faculty Share Their Research Lightning Fast
Ten St. Thomas faculty members from across the university took over Scooter’s in Anderson Student Center to share five-minute, high-level presentations of their most recent research projects for the inaugural Faculty Lightning Talks. “This (Faculty Lightning Talks) event is very helpful for us to gain an understanding of the actual research work that is performed… The post St. Thomas Faculty Share Their Research Lightning Fast appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
Digging for Answers: Microbiology Research Tackles Antibiotic Resistance
At the start of Dr. Joanna Klein’s Microbiology and Health course this February, St. Thomas students were assigned the ultimate biology treasure hunt. Instead of rubies or gold bars, their search was for something much more valuable: dirt. Topsoil is far from flashy, and yet, with just the right amount of luck, it could yield… The post Digging for Answers: Microbiology Research Tackles Antibiotic Resistance appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.
School of Engineering Faculty Research
Heather Orser Assistant ProfessorElectrical and Computer Engineering ADVANCING NEUROSCIENCE: ELECTRONICS FOR A BETTER FUTURE What: Improving interactions between the nervous system and electronics to support investigation and treatment of neural diseases (e.g., Parkinson’s, essential tremor, dystonia, incontinence, sleep apnea) while finding ways to improve accessibility with less expensive designs. How: Looking at capabilities of sensing… The post School of Engineering Faculty Research appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.