What moves us moves the world
At Mercer University, we believe in research that serves humanity by improving the lives of others—and that means our students tackle the problems they want to solve beginning on day one. As a science or engineering major at Mercer, you can work with faculty on research in your area of interest while you build experience that’ll prepare you for your future.
At Mercer, we get out from behind our computer screens and immerse ourselves in the world around us. We ask, “How can this work better?” Then, we search for answers together. We find what touches our hearts and minds, and then, collectively, we make it with our hands.
Mercer student researchers apply their work to:
• Study how brain development impacts social behaviors throughout life;
• Create bio sand filters to purify water for drinking;
• Explore long-coding RNA role in muscle atrophy;
• And treat residential graywater for reuse in irrigation.
This is research that reaches out.
Pursue your research interests and ideas in the Spearman C. Godsey Science Center, home to the Biology and Chemistry departments and the headquarters of scientific activity. Anchored by the Godsey Science Center, Mercer’s A.V. Elliott Science and Innovation Quadrangle allows for collaboration across disciplines to drive research and bring ideas to life.
Mercer’s School of Engineering is consistently ranked among the nation’s “top undergraduate engineering programs” by U.S. News & World Report. Our students enjoy access to professors who know them personally and a curriculum that delivers exceptional value, both in breadth and depth of its scope.
Leader among US higher education institutions in number of Engineering students receiving 2021’s Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship with 3 winners
Consistently named among the “Best Value Schools” in the nation | U.S. News & World Report
Named among the “top Engineering Programs” in the nation | U.S. News & World Report
Acting as the highest expression of Mercer University’s desire to create a better world, Mercer On Mission deploys students and faculty around the world to meet the most fundamental needs of humanity. Through the program, Mercer students earn course credit while working in global communities to provide solutions to real problems. You could analyze the effects of artisanal gold mining and harmful substances released into the air through Chemistry and Public Health programs in Guyana, focus on finding sustainable environmental health solutions for under-served communities in the Dominican Republic, and more.
“I’ve truly enjoyed my research experience as it not only furthered my critical thinking skills but also allowed me to develop a sound research foundation, interdisciplinary skills, and a penchant for biomedical sciences that’ll benefit me in my academic career.”
“My research project helped me improve my lab technique, gain a deeper understanding of biochemistry, and develop my interpersonal skills. It instilled in me the importance of curiosity and perseverance.”
“My work has led to conference presentations across the country and as far away as Nice, France. My work has also led to the publication of numerous peer-reviewed academic journal articles from MIT, Georgia Tech, and Texas A&M.”