Biology Research

Sterling strives to develop leaders

Students and faculty in the biology department are actively engaged in a variety of research projects.

  • Students have the opportunity to be involved in research through academic courses and independent study.  Past course projects have included investigations of regeneration in Planaria, patterns of wheat-freeze injury in Kansas, and water quality parameters in the Arkansas River.

  • Outside the classroom, a number of Sterling College students have been involved with an ongoing research project studying white-tailed deer at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Students have worked as field technicians and volunteers for spotlight surveys, distance-sampling surveys, and capture efforts. 

  • Students interested in research are also encouraged to apply for REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) summer programs.

  • Faculty research expertise includes genetics and field ecology.  Students interested in research opportunities in these areas are encouraged to contact respective faculty members.