NDSU always has been strong in basic and applied sciences, and the College of Arts and Sciences is involved in all phases of study and research.
Many of our undergraduates participate in faculty research. Students are encouraged to select research that interests them through the Research Opportunities for Engaging Students, or ROPES, program.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide variety of REU programs each summer. Our programs specialize in research and mentoring for undergraduate students and each opportunity below is unique to its research team. If you are looking for a great way to spend your summer, come to Fargo and join us for a full-time, hands-on research experience.
Fostering CHANGE provides mentored research experiences for post-baccalaureate (recent collage graduates) participants traditionally underrepresented in STEM. Mentees will engage in research projects across biological levels (e.g., molecules, cells, tissues, whole organisms, populations) exploring how organisms respond to rapidly changing environments. It is imperative to train future generations of biologists to be able to easily work and collaborate across different biological levels to build capacity for future discovery. The CHANGE network includes diverse experts from academia, non-governmental organization, government agencies and industry, as well as network members focused on enhancing professional development of trainees.
Through participation in the CHANGE program, participants will be prepared to become leaders in a rural, EPSCoR state, capable of tackling basic biological questions, engaging with questions of importance for the Upper Midwest in a changing world.