Student Research @ Shippensburg University
Students can and do make original contributions to the world's existing body of knowledge.
Shippensburg University encourages you to dig deep into a subject that interests you. Discover unknown phenomena, develop theories, reinterpret existing knowledge, apply established results to new situations, and construct original work that advances human understanding. Ultimately, you can play a part in deepening our comprehension of the world, the universe, and ourselves!
Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit applications for independent research to be conducted during the academic year and summer months. This University-wide program has supported laboratory research, field activities, art projects, written works, and computer applications, and is funded by the Shippensburg University Foundation. Click on the above linkfor more information on this rewarding program.
The Graduate Research Grant Program is designed to provide financial support to graduate students for research or scholarly activities related to their program of study to enable them to better understand the scientific process, experience discovery, develop their analytical and communication skills, and gain exposureto national ideas through the presentation of the results of their research at conferences.
The Celebration of Student Research Conference traditionally takes place in the spring on Tuesday of the penultimate week of classes. This conference offers Ship students the chance to present their research. The most recent conference took place on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, and featured an assortment of poster presentations, oral paper presentations, musical performances, art displays, and departmentally organized sessions. The 2014 conference is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22.
We were delighted to have Dr. Gary Grove and Mary Jo Grove give the keynote address at our most recent CSRC. The Groves are both alumni of Shippensburg and have had life-long careers in research. They spoke on "The Skin Business - Investigative Dermatology." Complete abstract.
The purpose of SURE is twofold: to nurture student researchers and to provide faculty members with paid student research assistants during summer 2013.
The program is open to all faculty members and to undergraduate students not in their last semester. For more information, click here or click the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience link in the menu to the left.