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.