“I was born and raised here in Seattle, WA and grew up exploring the natural beauty the PNW has to offer. This influenced my choice to join the Environmental Studies program here at Seattle University. I love to study how the natural world functions and tactics to make the connection between humans and the natural world more sustainable.”
The Office of Fellowships and the Student Research Program collaborate to support students and alumni from all Colleges who want to apply for merit-based grants, fellowships, conferences, and other long-term goals. The Student Research Program works with the Office of Fellowships to support undergraduate research with SU-sponsored grants and an undergraduate research conference.
As an EVST student, you will complete a capstone research project. The issue may be of local, national or international concern, so long as it is an identifiable problem about which you can gather information. The problem that you choose to investigate must:
You will use empirical data (often a mix of published studies, archival data and existent databases) to answer your research question.
Previous Capstone Projects have considered equity and effectiveness of urban gardens, ways to improve access to farmers' markets, effective organizing practices for farm workers, policies to reduce run-off and the reintroduction of wolves.
Undergraduate research is an inquiry or exploration of a topic within an academic discipline by a student that makes an original contribution to the field of study.
Getting involved in student research is a great way to further explore your academic passions and interests. Research opportunities are available for all academic disciplines. The Student Research Program can assist you with organizing, funding, presenting, and even publishing your own research.
Student Research Program opportunities include:
For more information about the latest SU student research opportunities, visit the Student Research Program site.
"The Doris Duke program is important because it exposes its scholars to both conservation research and fieldwork. The highlight of this program was the connections I made with the scholars, our mentors, and all of the speakers. I discovered that I truly love research and being in the field."
Tanya Hayes, Ph.D and Felipe Murtinho, Ph.D research interests focus on international policies to support conservation and rural livelihoods in Latin America. Students have worked with Professors Hayes and Murtinho on their research in Ecuador. Contact Professor Hayes or Professor Murtinho for upcoming student research opportunities.