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

Department Highlight – Mathematics & Statistics Professor Kimberly Sellers Creates Varied Research Opportunities for Students

January 27th, 2020

If the movie Hidden Figures taught us anything, it is that there are often forces in the background working to make anything possible. Though the study of math and statistics is fundamental, research in these disciplines is not as widely recognized as the other natural sciences like biology, chemistry, or physics. But without it, we would never have been able to send someone to the moon and back. Department of Mathematics and Statistics professor Kimberly Sellers is working to highlight the power of math and statistics for the next generation of researchers, helping Georgetown undergraduates realize that the sky is no longer the limit.