At McDaniel College, undergraduate research is driven by student learning, a focus that means you'll get meaningful opportunities to contribute to your field early in your academic career. To help develop your skills, our faculty design cutting-edge research projects that are meaningful to the academic community while immersing students in challenging, genuine investigations.
Undergraduate research occurs in all majors and with the oversight of full-time faculty. You'll emerge from your research experience empowered and with professional and academic skills designed to help you stand out in applications for jobs or graduate school.
A Commitment to Student Research Advancing Knowledge
McDaniel's undergraduate experience hums with research opportunities and they contribute to our student's success in landing jobs, internships, REU's and acceptances to graduate and medical schools.
Our Research Philosophy
Our Facilities No Need to Compromise: Research Labs & Facilities Opportunities for You
On Campus Animal Lab McDaniel College Pigeon Lab Research & Training
Bringing Class to Life Hands-On Science Labs Distinguish Yourself
Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program
Students make a difference through McDaniel’s Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program
McDaniel College students strive to make a difference in the world through the Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research Program. Students are learning how to solve real-world problems, whether it’s restoring local wetlands that are under threat worldwide or joining in research efforts to discover drugs to treat COVID-19 following the global pandemic. The Student-Faculty Collaborative Summer Research experience is an eight-week program for undergraduate students at McDaniel to pursue research, which is supported by donors.
Not Just for the Sciences The Westminster Detective Library Research in the Humanities
Students present research at biology conference in New Orleans
Three of professor Katie Staab’s Biology students recently presented their student-faculty collaborative research findings to the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology’s (SICB) annual conference in New Orleans.