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Research Offices and Centers

With well over one hundred research centers associated with the university, its colleges and schools, and its medical facilities, you’re never far away from the next new discovery.

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Student Research

Undergraduates and graduate students alike, regardless of their college or school, are encouraged and provided every opportunity to engage in meaningful research.

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I’m working on a research project to develop the chemical vapor deposition of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides for applications in nanoscale photonics and solid-state devices.”

Spencer Park
McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Dual-Degree Program: Trumpet Performance, Materials Science and Engineering; Business Institutions Program minor

I recently had an Undergraduate Research Grant to research indigenous language maintenance within the Lepcha community of India. My research advisor is helping to put my research into the bigger picture of language revitalization work.”

Steffi Brock-Wilson
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Economics major; Certificate in Civic Engagement
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90school-based research centers

>20university research centers

>$550 millionin annual sponsored research (2013-14)

Research in Practice

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