Experiential Learning in Science

At Duquesne, your science education is centered around experiential learning that prioritizes hands-on, practical experiences alongside the theoretical knowledge gained in classrooms. This personalized approach is designed to immerse you in real-world applications of scientific concepts and skills, featuring engaging activities like laboratory work, field studies, internships, and research projects.

As a student, you'll have exciting opportunities to actively collaborate with faculty members on cutting-edge research initiatives, participate in valuable industry internships, and conduct experiments in faculty laboratories. These immersive experiences aren't just about deepening your understanding of scientific principles; they're about enhancing your problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills.

Duquesne's commitment to providing you with these experiential learning opportunities goes beyond the classroom, aiming to prepare you for your future career or advanced studies in various scientific disciplines. Through these experiences, you'll not only acquire knowledge but also develop the practical skills and mindset necessary for success in the dynamic field of science.

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Undergraduate Research Program

The Undergraduate Research Program offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to develop crucial skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication, all of which are vital for success in any career path. By participating in this program, you'll have the chance to showcase your findings at conferences, publish papers, and even earn academic credit for your work, while collaborating closely with a dedicated faculty mentor who will help guide you every step of the way.

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STEM Summer Camp

Expand your horizons and deepen your understanding of STEM at Duquesne University’s STEM Summer Camp! This five-day program, sponsored by the Howmet Aerospace Foundation, is designed for high school students from Western Pennsylvania who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the 2024 fall academic year interested in STEM disciplines.

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Forensic Science and Law Workshop

Join Phi Sigma Lambda for an immersive experience at the Twentieth Annual Forensic Science and Law Workshop hosted at Duquesne University from June 24 to 27, 2024, running daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Delve into captivating topics such as Mock Crime Scene and Trial, Arson Investigation, Firearms and Toolmarks, DNA Fingerprinting, Hair & Fiber Analysis, and more!

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