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.

Three Mercer engineering students conduct gray water research

Featured Project

Engineering students get real-world experience through gray water research

For nearly two decades, a Mercer University professor and his students have been finding ways to use water more efficiently. Gray water research has resulted in the installation of water treatment systems at some Macon Area Habitat for Humanity houses.

Additional Projects

A Mercer student wearing a white lab coat and blue gloves works in a lab
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Mercer students participate in summer research programs across the country

More than a dozen Mercer University undergraduate students participated in research at institutions across the country this summer, diving deep into topics such as thermal management, tissue engineering, robotics and more.

Four Mercer students wearing harnesses sit on a home's roof where they are installing solar panels
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Engineering students help Habitat for Humanity homeowners save money and energy

Mercer University engineering students are helping low-income homeowners save money and conserve energy by installing solar power systems on five Macon homes.

Students create data visualizations for community partners

Mercer University students learned skills for designing and sharing visual data and put that knowledge into practice through a project with local clients.

Pierce Mastrion awarded prestigious Hollings Scholarship

Mercer University student Pierce Mastrion was awarded the prestigious Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Global development studies professor wins award for responsible research

Mercer University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty member Dr. Rachael Goodman was recently selected as a Distinguished Winner of the 2021 Award for Responsible Research in Management.