Student Research

student research at GW

Our undergraduate and graduate students work side-by-side with faculty scientists and world-class investigators. No matter which field they explore—science, public policy, social science, the arts and humanities—they take full advantage of the breadth of scholarship across the university. Columbian College students have opportunities to make discoveries in the field under the guidance of their instructors and pursue independent projects through GW's funding initiatives. 

Recent Student Research

History Student Reigns as Miss Black America

Brittany Lewis competed for the Miss Black America title to raise awareness for racial justice and further her doctoral research. She never expected to actually win.

Into the Arctic

A team of GW students and scientists ventured into the Siberian tundra on a mission to see first hand how climate change has ravaged a polar environment and changed people’s lives.

CCAS GWU chemistry classroom

Research Grants Open Doors to Discoveries

From tracking fossil footprints through Kenya to preparing the next generation of math and science teachers, it’s been a banner year for major new research grants at Columbian College.