Biology Department

Research Opportunities

Union students conducting grasshopper research

Research at Union

There are many research opportunities available for Union biology majors.

Check out Union Undergraduate Research website for more detailed information on how to get involved.

(Any individual using laboratory animals in teaching and/or research at Union must have an Animal Care and Use Protocol form completed, approved and on file with IACUC).

Summer opportunities:

**Deadline for Student summer applications: 11 p.m, Thursday, February 14, 2019

(Deadline for faculty letters of support: 11 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019)**

Off campus research opportunities:

  • Friends of Recreation, Conservation and Environmental Stewardship (FORCES)

    Mission & program goals

    Engage New York State college students to simultaneously improve OPRHP resources and enrich student academic, recreational and career opportunities.

    Primary Program Goals

    • Harness student expertise, volunteer and service efforts to create meaningful park and natural resource improvement projects and to enhance patron experience.
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    • Increase awareness of and engagement with New York State parks among college students and college communities.

    Benefits of getting involved:

    • Gain experience in the field of your choice
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    For current project opportunities, click here.