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The College of Sciences and Mathematics is committed to developing and maintaining world-class research programs that will train the next generation of scientists and mathematicians. Faculty in the college bring into the university ~$10M of new external competitive funding on an annual basis. Our research portfolio consists of funding to individual or groups of investigators for research, teaching and outreach. Research in this college ranges from theoretical physics, advanced mathematics to ecology and biodiversity.  

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research was established to assist faculty, graduate and undergraduate students with matters related to research. We work closely with the Office of Sponsored programs and other units on campus. Our office is located in Science Center Classroom 248.

We provide seed funding for research projects, travel, discretionary funds, research fellowships for undergraduates and recognition for meritorious advances in the field. Research is becoming ever more interdisciplinary. In this regard, the college is home to the interdisciplinary Peak in Cellular and Molecular Biosciences and an annual research symposium, “Frontiers in -----“ to highlight significant advances in interdisciplinary fields.

We are committed to fostering a positive research environment that promotes excellence and research competitiveness by providing necessary assistance with proposal preparation and mentoring for faculty development.

Edward Thomas
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Charles W. Barkley Endowed Professor, Department of Physics

Last Updated: 08/15/2017