The graduate research environment within in the College of Science is extremely active. Each of our graduate programs provides an interdisciplinary research environment where successful collaborations between faculty and local and national agencies have developed over the course of several years. These strong connections have established a legacy of excellence that we believe serves our graduate students extremely well.
Getting in the Lab Pays Dividends
Whether you are pursuing an advanced degree at the master's or doctoral level, your research experiences will be an invaluable training tool. Graduates from our programs tells us that their participation in research activities within the college have made them more marketable and ultimately more valuable to their employers. Guided and surrounded by dedicated faculty members, you’ll have access to world-class resources and facilities. As a graduate student in the College of Science, you also have the opportunity to secure one of our many assistantantships, either research or teaching based, or a stipend and tuition credit opportunities, which can help to support your academic aspirations.
Here are some examples of projects our graduate students are involved with:
- Ken Berger, Ph.D. Zoology, supported by Dr. John M. Sullivan, associate professor, University of Idaho. As part of the Department of Biological Sciences, Ken’s research is focused on ecomorphology of Western shrews and phylogeography of the wandering shrew, Sorex vagrans. For more information, contact Ken at: (208) 885-8862 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nicole M. Badon, M.S. Hydrology Thesis; adviser James L. Osiensky, professor, University of Idaho. As part of the Department of Geological Sciences, Nicole’s thesis research project focused on the implementation of a groundwater monitoring program and aquifer testing in the Wanapum Aquifer System. Read more about Nicole’s thesis project.
- Wei Wei, Ph.D. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; adviser Steve Krone, professor, University of Idaho. Wei’s research interests include spatial models and computer simulations in epidemiology and phage-bacteria systems. Wei is driven to better understand the application of math and computer science in biological systems.