At Grinnell, you’ll have a wide range of opportunities to pursue your own research, as well as working on research activities with faculty and other academics both on and beyond the campus. Student participation in research is an important part of a Grinnell education and offers numerous benefits:

  • More exposure to research methods
  • Deeper understanding of the underlying science
  • Development of independence and creativity
  • Insight into career decisions
  • Close collaboration with research scientists
  • Development of a research record for graduate school or employment
  • Experience that strengthens letters of recommendation

Within the curriculum, students have opportunities to do research in several different ways, including: