Research

At Georgetown College, research unites faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students in the search for new knowledge through academic methods of inquiry. As senior scholars, faculty express and pursue the most ambitious questions in their fields while inviting inviting students to participate in a process of inquiry, exploration, and discovery. Students join in this research in classrooms, laboratories, archives, and the field, all the while gaining valuable training and mentorship from their faculty advisors. At the College, both the new knowledge generated by research and the process of inquiry itself are central to the education and formation of students.


Research News

Georgetown Professor Helps Create Workshop That Makes Quantum Education More Accessible

May 19th, 2020

Jim Freericks, professor in the Department of Physics and McDevitt Chair, collaborated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to create a virtual workshop hosted by the Harvard University, Center for Integrated Quantum Materials (CIQM) in March of 2020. Entitled “Key Concepts for Future Quantum Information Science Learners,” the workshop was designed to identify essential concepts for future curricular and educator activities that will help K-12 students engage with quantum information science (QIS).

Tips for Teacher-Parents During a Pandemic: Use Tools and Forget Being Perfect

April 30th, 2020

With the closing of public schools across the country and the world, millions of parents must now supplement their children’s education while dealing with pandemic-induced stressors, including working from home. Department of Psychology professors and child development researchers Sandra Calvert and Rebecca Ryan offer crucial tips to parents.