students showcase their work each year at the Steinmetz Symposium

A staple of the curriculum

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Union provides grants, impressive labs and arts facilities, and personal guidance to help students launch their research dreams. During the annual Steinmetz Symposium, more than 400 students show off their work on subjects from the fragility of coral reefs to French horror films.

Research happens every day in our state-of-the-art laboratories, of course, but you're just as likely to be in the darkroom, the dance studio, a local stream or a village across the globe.

  • You will work side-by-side with professors in impressive facilities, including the aerogel, digital arts and rooftop
    energy labs, and the Henle Dance Pavilion.
  • You will have access to top-of-the-line scientific instruments.
  • You will experience firsthand the processes of scholarly exploration and discovery.
  • You will learn how to conduct original research through the Sophomore Research Seminar
  • You may also co-author papers with faculty and present at national conferences.
  • You will be well prepared for graduate school and today's competitive job market.