Biological Sciences
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Henson School of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences

Research, Internships, & Studies Abroad


Faculty are engaged in a number of projects that provide students with an opportunity to experience a research environment, whether in the field or laboratory. Please contact faculty members for their current research projects and openings in their labs. Click here for descriptions of faculty research.


Internships involve outside career-oriented experiences in the workplace (more info). Please contact internship coordinators for more information: Dr. Patti Erickson - Microbial/Molecular Biology.  Dr. Elizabeth Emmert - Environmental Biology.  Also visit the SU Career Services Web site.

Studies Abroad

Opportunities exists for students to study and experience biology in  foreign countries. BIOL399/570

Henson Undergraduate Research Grants and Conference
The Henson School supports student research conducted with a faculty supervisor. The grant money can be used for supplies and materials, travel expenses to and from a research site, photocopying, preparation of presentations, and sample analysis at designated labs. Application forms and more information are available on-line. An annual Student Research Conference is held in the spring semester. This is a great opportunity for students to showcase and celebrate significant accomplishments in undergraduate research and internships.