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Biology Research

Are you interested in science? Do you enjoy a good mystery? If you answered yes to both questions, scientific research may be a great experience for you. The research process helps students to identify life’s mysteries, to ask the unanswered questions and to devise ways to answer those questions. 

The Department of Biology at SUNY Fredonia is particularly proud of the research opportunities it provides to undergraduate students.  Large universities typically offer these types of opportunities only to graduate students, and small colleges frequently do not have the resources to offer meaningful research opportunities.  At SUNY Fredonia, we provide opportunities for students to work closely with faculty members on original research projects during the academic year and the summer.  Summer research fellowships are available to students and provide a generous stipend and supplies budget.  Our research students present their results at campus, regional and national meetings, and have been co-authors of papers published in scientific journals.

Click on the link to learn more about our faculty and their research interests:
Faculty Research Interests

So what is the benefit to you if you are a SUNY Fredonia Biology Department student and perform undergraduate research? 

You will:

  • Challenge yourself to achieve high goals.
  • Learn more about yourself, your likes and dislikes.
  • Meet other students who share your interest and passion in scientific exploration.
  • Develop a mentored relationship with one of our faculty members.
  • Learn how to develop and test hypotheses by using the scientific method.
  • Strengthen your record of professional achievement in support of applications to graduate and professional schools.
  • Have a great addition to your transcript and resume that will be very attractive to prospective employers. 
  • Personally contribute to the collective body of knowledge in science, and possibly help solve a great mystery!

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