Few experiences are more valuable for undergraduates studying biology than hands-on research in collaboration with a faculty mentor, and few colleges offer more opportunity for such experiences than Gettysburg. Nearly 70% of the College's biology majors participate in undergraduate research, on topics that include cell cycle regulation, marine toxins, thyroid hormones, fish neurobiology, foraging behavior in bats, and a wide range of other topics.
Students who want to do research choose a topic that's of interest to them and then work with a faculty member to develop a research program. Research may be conducted during the academic year or in the summer, either at Gettysburg or at some other location. Research projects typically culminate in a campus presentation, and many students also become co-authors of research publications, or present research at regional or national meetings. Experiences such as these can be extremely important when applying for jobs or graduate school.
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