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Did you know that undergraduate students at Penn State Berks can do a research project with a faculty member? Did you know that you can receive course credits for doing this research? Did you know that this is a way to satisfy honors requirements? Did you know that this can lead to a summer internship?

Students at Berks are encouraged to work with a faculty member on a research project. Students can receive course credit for this research, as outlined below. This research can satisfy some requirements for honors students. Several faculty members in the Division of Science have established research programs that you can join. The names of the faculty members and their research profiles are listed below. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate faculty member. You will need the signature of the faculty member you will be working with to register for a research course. You can receive one or more credits per semester for this research work.

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Courses:

ASTRO 296, ASTRO 496, PHYS 296 and 496

Faculty with active research group: 

Dr. Ruth Daly


Biology

Courses

BIOL 296 and 496

Faculty with active research group:

Dr. Jennifer Arnold, Dr. Maureen Dunbar, Dr. Bertrand Eardly, and Dr. Tami Mysliwiec


Chemistry

Courses:

CHEM 389 and 496

Faculty with active research group:

Dr. Kate Amaral, Dr. Dave Aurentz, Dr. James Karlinsey, Dr. Lorena Tribe, and Dr. Ike Shibley


Food Science

Courses:

FD SC 496

Faculty with an active research group:

Dr. Hassan Gourama


Horticulture

Courses:

HORT 496

Faculty with active research group:

Dr. Mike Fidanza and Dr. David Sanford


Kinesiology

Courses:

KINES 496

Faculty with active research group:

Dr. Bruce Hale


Mathematics

Courses:

MATH 496

Faculty:

Please contact faculty member Dr. Mohamad Ansari


Physics

Courses:

PHYS 296 and 496

Faculty with active research group:

Dr. Ruth Daly, Dr. Robert Forrey, Dr. Leonard Gamberg, Dr. Daniel Litvin, and Dr. Jianbing Qi