| ACADEMICS | Additional Learning Opportunities | Scholarship and Research
Worcester State University, we pride ourselves on a long legacy of excellence
in the classroom. After all, we have been focused on high-quality teaching
since we began as Worcester Normal School in 1874. More and more, however, we
recognize the importance of reinforcing student learning with experiences
outside the classroom—in the studio, the laboratory, and the library, for
example. That’s why we work tirelessly to offer a broad range of opportunities
to participate in faculty-led scholarship projects.
and research benefit society, but they also can boost your career. A
demonstrated capacity for conducting research can enhance your value in the marketplace. A recent study indicated that 93% of employers are looking for individuals
with demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems. In fact, the study revealed that employers find those skills
more important than a candidate’s undergraduate major. Financial
support from private donors, foundations, and corporations for academic
pursuits—from equipment purchases to program seed grants—enables us to offer you
myriad opportunities for hands-on research and creative exploration. As a
result, members of our faculty—dedicated to serving as mentors—have greatly increased the work that they do with students on experimental research, on
scholarship using primary materials and sources, and in original creative work.
Research with real-world
Worcester State University, we value your curiosity and drive to explore a
topic of academic interest through research and creative projects. We encourage
you to dedicate yourself to research that you find compelling and relevant.
Here are a few of the topics our students have explored recently with in-depth
research in the lab and out in the field:
year, Worcester State recognizes the accomplishments of hundreds of our
scholars and researchers at the Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity. The
exposition features poster presentations, panel presentations, publications,
and artistic exhibits from across the curriculum, bringing the entire university
community together to celebrate scholarly achievement and creative excellence. The
event provides an overview of the dedication, innovation, and intellectual
effort of our students and of the faculty who mentor them.