About Student Research
If you’re interested in research, you won’t have to wait long before getting your feet wet at Pomona. A number of our students are already immersed in projects in their first year, tackling sophisticated research in nanotechnology, DNA and aging, and dwarf planetary rotation. The College offers extensive opportunities in all disciplines, from creating digital biographies in media studies to studying thermophilic organisms at Coso Hot Springs in chemistry. Students work side-by-side with professors in the classroom and the lab as part of the regular curriculum and on yearround and summer research projects. Seniors also work extensively with faculty on their final research projects and theses.
Conducting research as an undergraduate not only gives students an advantage when applying for fellowships or graduate school; it also gives them a chance to tackle real-world problems and to find out what it’s like to be treated as colleagues by their professors, many of whom are among the leading experts in their fields.
Student research participation is made possible through external grants obtained by individual faculty members, support to the College from outside funding sources and College-supported grants.