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.


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