Graduate students in the College of Science are integral members of research teams, collaborating with faculty, postdoctoral associates, undergraduates and researchers from other parts of the world.
There are over 400 graduate students in the college, making discoveries in applied and computational mathematics and statistics, biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, mathematics, and physics as well as numerous interdisciplinary fields. Investigators in each department are seeking new understanding and knowledge that could have significant application to big problems in the world, including energy, health and the environment. Graduate students are vital members of centers and institutes such as the Eck Institute for Global Health, the Center for Applied Mathematics, QuarkNet and the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity.
In addition, graduate students have the opportunity to pursue the GLOBES Certificate in Environment and Society, an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in which students develop additional competencies through innovative cross-training and professional development skill-building. Open to graduate students in all disciplines with environmental and global health research interests, the GLOBES certificate recognizes a student's ability to extend research in new directions, produce interdisciplinary scholarship, and become an effective communicator across disciplines and audiences. GLOBES certificate students are eligible for mini-grant awards to support interdisciplinary research.
A group of graduate students developed an online game for drug discovery.
Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Melinda Varga accepted into Santa Fe Institute