Research - Natural Science, Applied Science and Mathematics Divisions - Defiance college


Natural Sciences, Applied Science and Mathematics Division



Science majors at Defiance College are required to complete an undergraduate research project. Although it is formally called a senior capstone project, the planning and often actual research starts well before the senior year. There are multiple reasons for this undergraduate research experience.

  1. To introduce students to the scientific method such as forming a hypothesis, designing experiments, and data analysis and interpretation.

  2. To use the information learned in the classroom as a foundation for further investigating of a novel question.

  3. And to learn some of the latest laboratory and field techniques they will encounter in their chosen fields.

Examples of recent senior research projects: