Biology students outside conducting research

Faculty + Student Research

Want to know what we’ve been working on?  Take a look at our research list below.  See a topic you might like to research?  Reach out to that faculty member and see what opportunities they may have for students. 

We like to say we “learn by doing” in the Benedictine University College of Science and Health, and we mean it. Our faculty specialize in getting students involved in their research, sometimes as early as their first year, and opportunities exist in every department.  Students put what they’ve learned in their courses to use to answer novel and interesting questions with faculty mentors in the lab and on the computer.  They work closely with their mentors to learn up-to-date research techniques in their field.  They present that work at regional, national, and international conferences.  They can be co-authors on peer-reviewed publications.  And, they have an experience that they’ll be talking about for years to come that sets them apart from their peers.

Student research conference, poster presentation

Natural Science Summer Research Program (NSSRP)

Summer research offers Benedictine students the opportunity to expand their knowledge, hone laboratory skills and gain hands-on experience by working closely with faculty on a variety of scientific research projects.

Through the program, students work one-on-one with the College of Science and Health faculty on scientific research projects. This 10-week experience includes a stipend and a weekly seminar where students have the occasion to present their research findings to a supportive audience of faculty and peers. Later, students present their findings at local and regional conferences, with some even attending national conferences.

Lisle Campus
Students researching with Harden Lab

Faculty Research

Research is an integral part of cutting-edge science education. Our faculty work on exciting research projects investigating new avenues in science and searching for answers to the many complex and fascinating questions science poses. View a list of our faculty’s distinguished accomplishments!