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.

Mercer University student Amy Jenkins examines the tsantsa.

Featured Project

Decades after shrunken head was brought to Mercer, professors return it to Ecuador

A team of Mercer University researchers authenticated a ceremonial tsantsa that once was on display at Mercer, allowing the shrunken head to be repatriated to Ecuador.

Additional Projects

Luke Jones, senior, neuroscience major
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Undergraduate research opportunities set Mercer students apart and ahead for their futures

Mercer University undergraduate students are encouraged to get involved in research early, and more are taking advantage of the opportunity.

The 2019 cohort of professors and students in the QEP Summer Student Research Program.
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Mercer’s QEP program integrates service and research

A Mercer University program has been taking faculty research to the next level and showing students how service work can combine with research.

Alumnus recognized for research to improve USAF fleet maintenance schedules

Mercer University School of Engineering graduate Harrison M. Verhine was awarded second place for research he conducted as an undergraduate in the Operations Research Division at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Virtual Conference and Exposition.

Chemistry professors receive $344K DOD grant for corrosion-related research

Mercer University chemistry faculty members Dr. Joseph Keene and Dr. Kevin Bucholtz were recently awarded a $344,289 grant through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.

Twelve Mercer students offer nine presentations in third annual ‘Posters at the Capitol’ event

Mercer University students offered nine of 25 total presentations of undergraduate research from Georgia colleges and universities at this year’s “Posters at the Capitol” event, held virtually Feb. 24.