Undergraduate research & creative activities

Undergraduate research & creative activities

Collaboration with a faculty mentor

Each year hundreds of students across all majors and class years receive funding to engage in various research projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Their explorations range from examining identity formation among American Muslim youth in the U.S., to investigating the metrology of an early Bronze Age settlement on a dig in the Jezreel Valley of Israel. Gettysburg students have surveyed economic issues related to the viability of different electricity markets, researched the barriers and facilitators related to preventive healthcare access among low income women in Adams County, as well as created stage plays or other original artistic works.

Articles co-authored by many of these students and their mentors have been published in scholarly journals, while others have been presented at both national and international conferences.

A $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation helps support these kinds of opportunities for student-faculty collaboration at Gettysburg College.

For additional information, contact Assistant Provost for Scholarship Maureen Forrestal at mforrest@gettysburg.edu or call 717-337-6835.


Student Research in the News

Helena Yang '14 teams up with Professor to study food insecurity

For the past three years, Prof. Amy Dailey of the health sciences department has partnered with students to study how a community-sponsored initiative, called Healthy Options, has helped to alleviate food insecurity in Adams County.
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Students dig deeper into their scholarly interests through Mellon Summer Research Grants

At Gettysburg College, the drive for knowledge is not limited to the classroom. Andrew Monthey ’14 and Sarah Tuttle ’13 travelled across the globe to learn more about their scholarly interests – once in a lifetime opportunities made possible through Mellon Summer Research Grants.
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Near and far: Students conduct fieldwork with faculty around the world

Whether five or 7,500 miles away, the Gettysburg College environmental studies (ES) department offers students unmatched opportunities for research with faculty members in the field.
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Find out more about Celebration, Gettysburg College's annual colloquium on undergraduate research, creative activity and community engagement.