Research Opportunities for Students
Kenyon maintains a 380-acre preserve and environmental center for the study of the organisms and habitats of the Kokosing River Valley. Designed for courses and student research involving ecology, aquatic biology, and animal behavior, the BFEC's laboratory borders Kenyon's wetland and experimental areas. A library provides additional resources for research, and the center sponsors a wide variety of educational and recreational programs for the entire community.
Summer Science Scholarships are designed to allow students to work closely with a faculty mentor on a research project during the summer. Students write a proposal that is submitted for review by the Science Division during the spring semester. If funded, the student receives a stipend and funds for research materials and supplies. Students present the results of their work at a public poster session in the fall semester that follows their summer research experience.
Many summer science projects lead to presentations at national or regional meetings and/or publication of the findings in professional journals.
Kenyon encourages students to think in more global terms through affiliations with the School for Field Studies (which provides classes in Australia, British West Indies, Costa Rica, Kenya,and Mexico), with the Marine Science Education Network (through Duke University), and with the Marine Biological Lab Consortium in Environmental Science (Woods Hole).