Opportunities and Activities
The Bayer School offers opportunities that will foster both your academic and social lives. Check out some of our student organizations to get an idea of the types of activities you'll take part in.
Women in STEM at Duquesne University
The Women in STEM at Duquesne University (WIS-DU) forum is designed to promote and support women in basic and applied sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics career paths at Duquesne University.
Undergraduate Research Program
The Undergraduate Research Program provides students with essential research experience for a career in the sciences or science-related fields. This program offers students the opportunity to experience science through the successes and failures of scientific research. Students are encouraged to start research as early as their freshman year, allowing them to gain as much experience as possible.
Forensic Science and Law Summer Workshop
The professional Forensic Science and Law fraternity Phi Sigma Lambda hosts an annual Forensic Science and Law Workshop at Duquesne University. Students and faculty of the Bayer School Forensic Science and Law program offer the four-day workshop. High school students from Pittsburgh and the surrounding area are invited to participate.
Community-Engaged Learning Program
Community-Engaged Learning in the science curriculum provides a rich opportunity for students to learn while contributing to the greater Pittsburgh community. By participating in organized curricular projects that address community needs, students enhance their academic knowledge, hone their skills and cultivate civic responsibility. Examples of science community-engaged learning experiences include tutoring, environmental data monitoring and volunteering as a leader in community activities.
Wingfield Pines: Nature and Technology Working Together
Duquesne students and faculty combine community service with environmental samplingat Wingfield Pines, an 80-acre tract in Upper St. Clair, Pa. that was formerly a strip mining site. Before remediation efforts were begun, an abandoned mine shaft was spewing 43 tons of iron oxide deposits into the environment each year, turning the water a telltale orange hue.
Study Abroad Opportunities
Duquesne University recognizes the importance of the Study Abroad experience in shaping young adults who are intellectually aware, culturally sensitive and professionally prepared to become global citizens of the twenty-first century. Students can choose from a variety of study abroad programs, including:
Internships and Careers in Science
The Center for Career Development works with our science majors to assist in finding internships and exploring careers in the sciences. Internship opportunities are available for Bayer School students at many leading scientific companies and organizations.
Pre-Medical and Health Professions
Students seeking a career in medicine, as well as dentistry, podiatry, optometry, chiropractic or veterinary medicine will get the courses they need to meet their pre-professional requirements, plus a science-based liberal arts education, opportunities for research and hands-on experience in their chosen field.
The mission of The D.U.Quark is to create professional opportunities for Duquesne University students to communicate STEM topics for broader audiences. This student-run publication writes, peer reviews, and publishes research articles, news articles, and creative works related to the sciences, research, and the environment. There are also opportunities for students to be involved with social media promotion, outreach, editing, and design. All majors are invited to join. The D.U.Quark aims to engage all members of the Duquesne community in an interdisciplinary conversation about research locally and globally.
Check out internship opportunities available through The D.U. Quark and The Spectrum!