Undergraduate Research in Environmental Sciences and Studies


Environmental Science and Environmental Studies students engage in a wide range of research activities in the classroom and beyond. Independent research in the Environmental Programs takes many forms, from semester research projects, to international course research trips, to independent summer research. Environmental majors have opportunities to work directly with faculty on a range of topics. Interested in doing some research? Talk to your advisor or reach out to one of our faculty members to find out what they are up to.

Examples of Recent Research

GIS Poster Conference

GIS Poster Conference

GIS Poster Conference

Introduction to GIS students capped off their semester with a poster conference.

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Funding and Other Resources

The Environmental Programs and Winthrop University provide a variety of resources to support student research. In addition to working with faculty on their projects, students can propose and develop their own research projects to be carried out with the support of a faculty mentor.


The Margaret E. Spencer Undergraduate Fellowship is available to rising junior or senior Environmental majors interested in conducting a substantive summer projects. Projects can include research, service, or an unpaid internship. The amount of funding varies by the length of the project, with a typical award of $3,000 for an 8-week project. Projects should be developed in consultation with a faculty member. Applications are typically due in the Spring. 

Other Resources

The Office of Undergraduate Research offers support for students across the University.

Every year students share their work with the campus community at the Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE).

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) provide support for students participating in summer research with faculty on campus.