New College students are able to participate in major scientific research and outreach projects.
Picture yourself co-authoring a study on nanoparticles for publication in a major chemistry journal … documenting the lives of people interred in an early 20th-century African-American cemetery … helping to feed the world’s hungry by studying the early development of maize endosperm … studying the sensory habits of manatees at a world-class marine research facility … or teaching marine science to low-income primary and middle-school students who have never touched a sea urchin.
Sound like graduate school? Wrong. It’s undergraduate work at New College of Florida, where all of these opportunities — and many more — are open to students because of the prestigious grants awarded to tenured professors.
Whenever possible, faculty members link their own research and creative activities to their teaching, involving students in truly unique learning experiences.
As a result, our students are able to roll up their sleeves to participate in major scientific research and outreach projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the U.S. Army, AT&T Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities and diverse cultural organizations.
New College has received over 79 awards totaling $6.5 million in research grants since 2001. Students have worked side-by-side with the faculty on all of them.