Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Student/Faculty Collaborative Research

Student faculty collaborative research is rewarding in many respects. This form of experiential learning fosters engagement, leads to higher quality learning, increases knowledge of recent work in a field, develops skills and competitiveness for jobs and graduate studies, promotes mentor relationships with faculty, and it is fun.

"The research program at Albertus Magnus College has given me incredible opportunities that I never thought were even possible. I was given the chance to use my knowledge and design a hands-on study, where my team members and I actually conducted and analyzed research on texting and communication. Our work was even given recognition at the New England Psychological Association conference where we presented our poster. This was such a nerve-wracking, but amazing experience! This program has exposed me to many different areas in the psychological world. My next hope is to present our study at Albertus Magnus College's annual Experiential Learning Day. I have acquired many skills through this research experience enabling me to become a better learner, listener, and leader." - Emily Matousek, Class of 2013

"Participating in research projects as an undergraduate student has allowed me to truly understand the importance of research. Having participated in both pharmaceutical and public health research, I have realized that there is so much to be explored and probed in the world. What many seem to miss is that taking part in research is a unique and valuable experience because it gives us the opportunity to create knowledge. Becoming involved with research was one of the best decisions I ever made. My research experiences have not only helped me grow academically and personally, but have also given me the opportunity to meet extraordinary people along the way who may someday help me get to where I want to be." – Diana Velez, Class of 2012.

"During the past two and half years, I have been conducting volunteer research at Yale University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I have been working on clinical and laboratory experiments to investigate the mechanism leading to pelvic organ prolapse, a common, costly, and debilitating disorder that affects many women across the world." – Lizamarie Valle-Crespo, Class of 2012

Faculty Research Interests: Collaborative Projects That Can Accommodate Student Participation

Following are descriptions of faculty research interests and their contact information. If you want to learn more about the research a faculty person is engaged in and what sort of role you would have in these research efforts as a research assistant, please contact the faculty member to arrange a meeting. Research assistantships can be done as a volunteer or as a research practicum or internship (in some departments, check with your advisor). Students and graduates of all programs (undergraduate and graduate) at Albertus Magnus College can participate. Research projects are conducted year round, check with the faculty person you might like to assist as to whether they are currently conducting any projects and the timing for such work. Faculty research descriptions are arranged in alphabetical order by department.

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