I am impressed by the range and quality of research and scholarship on our campus. IC faculty members are doing great work in the humanities, communications, health, business, and the sciences. What makes this such an advantage for our community is that so many of our students are involved. Student participation in research is one of the finest examples of experiential education. The American Association of Colleges & Universities includes student involvement in undergraduate research and scholarship as one of the high-impact practices that marks a great undergraduate experience and that helps prepare students for lifelong learning.
IC is fortunate, as well, in the number of grant-funded research projects led by our faculty. Whether it is NSF funding for anthropological research in Mexico, NASA funding for physics research, or a Guggenheim Award for documentary film-making, many of our faculty have been successful in obtaining external funding. Grant funding is often key to making it possible for more of our students to participate in research. The IC Sponsored Research program is pleased to be a part of these efforts.
Congratulations to our recent grant recipients!
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence