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.

A group of students and incarcerated women

Featured Project

Inside-Out course an 'enlightening experience' for both Mercer students and inmates

Every Friday during the fall semester, 13 female students from Mercer University drove to Pulaski State Prison to take the “Building Community/Inside-Out” course alongside 11 women incarcerated there.

Additional Projects

Cefari Langford and McPherson Newell stand on Mercer's campus
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Students helping Mercer become more affirming with LGBTQ+ sensitivity training

A Mercer student organization hopes to make the college experience easier for LGBTQ+ students with a new training.

Taylor Rinberger stands on Mercer's campus
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Mercer student hopes project will have positive impact on families with incarcerated loved ones

A Mercer senior hopes to help strengthen the bonds between families and their loved ones who are incarcerated.

Three recent graduates receive National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships

Mercer University alumnae Liz Dreggors, Britney Hudson and Kyla Semmendinger were recently selected to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Center for the Study of Economics and Liberty awards student research grants

Mercer University’s Center for the Study of Economics and Liberty recently announced the recipients of its spring 2020 grants supporting student research in economics, finance or other related areas.

Engineering students Jordan Teng, Michelle Kim to present in highly selective Posters on the Hill event

Jordan Teng, junior biomechanical engineering major, and Michelle Kim, sophomore mechanical engineering major, will present one of only around 60 undergraduate projects selected nationwide to be showcased for Members of Congress.