Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research at Mercer provides students with hands-on experience that complements the breadth of their education.

At Mercer, students are given the opportunity to take the lead in top-level research endeavors, which transforms them into scholars who answer tough and relevant questions. Our students work closely with faculty members, not graduate students, in state-of-the-art facilities to complete projects that contribute new knowledge to their fields of study.

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Featured Project

Mercerians make lasting impact in Dominican Republic through water access work

This summer, 20 Mercerians worked alongside residents of Sabana Bonita and sat with them to learn about their lives and perspectives. When they left the Dominican Republic three weeks later, a new water tank and system were nearly complete, which would leave a legacy of clean water for years to come.

Additional Projects

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Students’ research to help U.S. engage with Haitian population in Georgia

Mercer University students’ research on the Haitian diaspora in Georgia is helping the State Department engage with people from Haiti in the United States.

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School of Engineering team to participate in nationwide eclipse ballooning project

A team from Mercer University School of Engineering has been selected to participate in the Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project, which will immerse students in a NASA mission to collect and analyze data through stratospheric ballooning during upcoming annular and total solar eclipses.

Laws needed to protect users from confusing privacy policies, research shows

Many companies use tactics that intentionally discourage users from reading and understanding what they’re agreeing to, ultimately resulting in users giving broad access to their personal information, according to new Mercer University research.

Mercer University students present at 2023 ‘Posters at the Capitol’ event

Mercer University students offered two of 40 total presentations of undergraduate research from Georgia colleges and universities at this year’s “Posters at the Capitol” event, held Feb. 27 at the Statehouse.

Mercer students stand out at Association of Southeastern Biologists annual meeting

Mercer University was well represented this year at the annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, held March 23-26 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.