Student Research

Student research matters at Widener.

At many other universities, you have to be a graduate student to do real research. But, at Widener, we want you to start thinking like a scholar as soon as you arrive on campus.

As early as freshman year, you'll have the opportunity to apply what you're learning in the classroom to independent research projects that will put you way ahead of the game when you apply for jobs or graduate school. Our faculty members love their subjects and can't wait to share that enthusiasm with their students. Providing one-on-one mentoring and guidance for your student research project is one of their favorite ways to do that.

Enroll at Widener and you too could be working on student research projects like these:

    • As part of her studies in chemical engineering, Widener alum Caitlin Feeser ('08) worked on a summer research project at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She later drew on that research for an article she co-authored for the Journal of Polymer Science.

  • Mechanical engineering major Michelle Martelli ('11) assisted Dr. Mark Nicosia, associate professor and chair of Widener's Department of Mechanical Engineering, with his research on swallowing difficulties.
    • Chemistry major Anna Miller's ('12) senior research project contributed to a larger project by two Widener professors.

  • Psychology majors Jessica Padro '12, Irini Gouzos '12, David Fernandez '14, Verda Peterson '14, Alexandra Patterson '14, and Krysta Glass '13 assisted Dr. Lori Simons on an evaluation study of an after-school program at Chester Eastside Ministries.

Want to get started on your own student research project? Schedule a visit to learn more about student research at Widener.