At John Carroll, you’ll get firsthand research experience, no matter what fields you decide to pursue. Our students collaborate with faculty and industry leaders, communicate with diverse audiences, and completing challenging research projects—abilities desired by graduate schools and employers alike. For example:
- Biology students have conducted fieldwork in Costa Rica and Chilé during the summer.
- Chemistry students have investigated proteins, DNA, cellular damage from oxidants, and the creation of new molecules.
- Computer Science students have partnered with Cleveland Clinic radiologists to develop software that allows doctors to read X-rays remotely.
- English and History students have published articles in prestigious academic journals and literary magazines.
- Neuroscience students have won first place for research papers in 24 out of the last 25 years at the Eastern Colleges Science Conference.
- Physics and Engineering Physics students do research with JCU faculty in the summer leading to presentations at regional and national conferences, and co-authorship on journal publications.
- Psychological Science students have presented research findings at conferences such as the Midwestern Psychological Association’s Meeting in Chicago and the Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference.
- Sociology students participate in a poverty and solidarity program in the Cleveland area.
Each spring, the John Carroll community gathers for the Celebration of Scholarship to recognize the outstanding student and faculty research that takes place throughout the year. Funding for student research is available in many JCU academic departments. Explore our Programs of Study to learn more about research opportunities in different fields.
For more information, see the Guidelines for Colleran-Weaver Research Fellowships and the Application Form.