Research like a Kohawk...

Coe students don't just watch research at Coe, they perform it. In fact, many students are conducting graduate-level research while earning their undergraduate degree at Coe. 

Our students have presented their research nationally in Columbus, Denver, Madison, Miami, Maui, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa and Waikoloa. International presentations include Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, The Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Scotland and Wales.

Current research projects at Coe:

  • Structure Studies of Cesium and Lithium Borovanadate Glass Systems 
  • Gender Equality and Economic Development
  • Methamphetamine Sensitization in Male Domestic Fowl Chicks
  • The Medium IS the Message: How Interview/Resume Format Affects Ratings of Job Applicants
  • Meeting of the Mind: Private Self-Consciousness, Perspective-Taking and Need for Cognition
  • Pectinaria Gouldii Biocement Proteins, Discovery and Structure
  • Frankly Photographic: A Year in My Life

Alyssa Knudson
Alyssa Knudson ’19

"Conducting research allowed me to apply the skills I have learned in my courses and gain valuable real-world experience. Research helped me discover the career path I want to pursue and will continue to give me an advantage as I work toward that career."

Spellman Research Fund

Unique to Coe College is the Spellman Research Fund. Each year, eight to ten business, economics and accounting majors are selected as Spellman Research Associates. They are invited to spend the summer at Coe, working on a research project with a department faculty member. Research Associates receive a stipend, housing allowance and a free course credit for the summer. Throughout the summer, they meet with their faculty supervisors and each other in an attempt to learn more about the topics they're studying and about the process of conducting academic research.

Jade Hess

Success Story

Jade Hess ’18

“Coe stands out because of the research opportunities on campus. From physics to psychology there's plenty of opportunities to get experience with Coe professors! There is no better way to learn biology than to do biology — and Coe offers many ways to really gain hands-on experience in biology.”

Jade was a biology and neuroscience major and communications minor at Coe. She learned microbiology research techniques during May Term that helped her score a research internship with the FDA.

Coe by the Numbers

400 +

Coe students have done physics research in the last 30 years

95 %

of our faculty hold the highest degree in their field

650 +

Coe students have participated in international and national conferences since 1985

150 +

research publications produced by students and faculty

Coe Makes it Possible