Fieldwork and research are vital to the curriculum. Kenyon’s in-depth Summer Science Program allows students to work closely with a faculty mentor on a research project. Many of these projects lead to presentations at national or regional meetings and/or publication in professional journals.
The 400-acre Brown Family Environmental Center, adjacent to campus, is a living laboratory where students can study the organisms and habitats of the Kokosing River Valley and pursue ideas such as finding alternative sources of energy. Students can expand their research experiences beyond Kenyon through the program’s affiliations with the School for Field Studies; the Marine Science Education Network; and the Marine Biological Lab Consortium in Environmental Science in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.