Research at Willamette

The classroom isn’t the only place where Willamette students receive an outstanding undergraduate or graduate education.

Through internships, fieldwork and lab projects, our students pursue professional and scholarly research to translate knowledge into action.

Some go on to publish in reputed journals, while others share their findings at regional and national conferences. Some work independently, and others assist professors through summer and year-round programs.

From the sciences to the humanities, our students work with staff and faculty to discover numerous ways to make meaningful contributions to the world.

Research opportunities available to students and employees:

College of Liberal Arts

Right from their freshman year, our students participate in research programs.

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Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Real organizations benefit from our academic research.

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College of Law

Students gain valuable professional skills by working with actual clients.

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Office for Faculty Research and Resources (OFFRR)

We help faculty apply for grants and awards to aid their teaching, research and creative pursuits.

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Collaborative research catalyzes career

Undergraduate research experiences catalyzed the career of Alex Compton ’06, virologist and lead investigator at the National Cancer Institute.

Alex Compton ’06
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Fiske guide features Willamette as a top college

Popular guide features Willamette among 300 of the “best and most interesting” colleges.

logo: featured in 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges
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City honors Willamette student researchers

Geoarchaeology class unearths clues about the history of an old millrace in downtown Salem.

student researchers receiving award