The Research Center of the School of Sciences and Mathematics was created to provide an arena that fosters undergraduate research in a well-equipped laboratory facility for students and faculty in their collaborative pursuit of innovative solutions to the myriad of scientific challenges faced in today’s technologically-advanced world. FHU Researchers in the News: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/09/070911155503.htm The History
In the fall of 2005, the Research Center was founded for the purpose of engaging undergraduates in scientific research. The Research
Unlike large, “research one” schools, our students are given the chance to be researchers. Much like graduate level research, our students write procedure, analyze results, propose alternate methods, and present their work at conferences. The Students
Much of the work at the Research Center is designed by students. Students also have the chance to work with expert faculty. Student-suggested research is coordinated with the help of a faculty mentor in a related field. Other research opportunities are available for students to work on current faculty projects. The Equipment
Our facility is open year-round for students and faculty, and it houses scientific equipment, including state-of-the-art Geographical Information Systems software for tracking animals in their natural habitats. Purpose of the Research Center
- To enable students to pursue individual interests in the sciences through faculty-guided, student-suggested research projects.
- To allow further study of areas of science briefly addressed in the general class setting.
- To challenge motivated students as they seek to identify their particular areas of scientific interest.
- To solicit funding for undergraduate research.