The mission of our programs is to prepare students to ask and answer scientific questions that nobody has even thought of yet. Our graduates need to be able to learn new scientific information from primary sources, formulate and ask smart scientific questions, interpret the answers nature gives to those questions, and communicate the results to others in effective ways.


Grinnell’s observatory is a top-notch research lab and a great place to expose people to physics.

The Grinnell Science Project pre-orientation program primes students for academic success.