Spotlight

Organic Farming Research in Sweden

Organic farming can produce an increase in species richness and in the abundance of predatory insects and weeds. But does a rise in biodiversity have an impact on pest control? Biology majors Cody Nagy and Mark Gapinski studied the impact of organic agricultural practices on insect pest control as part of their Summer Fellows research in Sweden with Cory Straub, Assistant Professor of Biology. Read more.

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE PROJECTS

Working on a research or creative project with a faculty mentor is a tremendous opportunity for Student Achievement. Indeed, research is a hallmark of the Ursinus experience, and in some majors a full 100% of students do research projects during their undergraduate years. Because of the quality of the faculty and the close interaction with students, you'll do work at a level most students wouldn't experience until graduate school.

Biology Lab

SUMMER FELLOWS

  • Visit Summer Fellows home
    The Summer Fellows program at Ursinus allows sophomores or juniors to pursue an independent scholarly project on campus in the summer under the close tutelage of a faculty mentor.

CELEBRATION OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

  • Visit COSA home
    The Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) is an all-day campus-wide event in April which aims to engage the entire community in the presentation, discussion and celebration of all forms of intellectual and creative work. 
Aakash Shah

ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE

  • View alumni perspectives 
    Ursinus alumni share their views on the merits of undergraduate research. See how their experiences laid the groundwork for future success. Meet Rhoades Scholar Aakash Shah, Class of 2010.

RESEARCH FUNDING AND RESOURCES