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

Photo of Edward Martinez with his wife and children

College Alumni and Senior Make Award Winning Documentary in Hopes of Freeing Wrongfully Convicted Man

January 13th, 2021

Johnsenia Brooks (C’20), Cecily Burge (C’21) and Austin Riddick (C’20) recently released their documentary, Walk Tall: A Story of Innocence and Wrongful Conviction, that details the conviction of Edward Martinez, a man serving a 55 year sentence for a crime he did not commit. The trio hopes that this documentary, which won the Beeck Center Award for Social Impact in 2020, will garner public support in the case for Martinez’s freedom and advance much needed criminal justice reform.

Physics Professors Study Magnetism in 3 Dimensional Nanoscale Networks for Next Generation Information Storage

December 17th, 2020

Three-dimensional (3D) assemblies of nanoscale magnets offer unique opportunities to explore magnetic phenomena in intriguing and complex configurations, with vast potentials to reshape how information is stored and processed. In a recent paper published online in Nano Letters, Department of Physics professors Kai Liu and Gen Yin along with their team examine 3D nanomagnetism in a novel type of low density metallic nanowire networks.