The opportunity for students to do one-on-one research with faculty members is a major advantage of a Lafayette College education. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and ask the faculty members about their research.

One-on-one research benefits the student by providing:

  • Much greater depth of coverage of topics than can be achieved in the classroom
  • Excellent preparation for graduate school; it strengthens your grad school application and improves your chances of receiving assistantships and fellowships
  • Closer relationships with faculty members who have networks outside Lafayette that are likely to be beneficial to you in the future

Students may conduct research with a faculty member through the  EXCEL Scholars program, independent study, and departmental honors.

Direct questions to department head Michael McGuire, Ph.D., PE.