Applied Learning & Research

Our students develop the hands-on applied learning and research experience to do more on day one--in class, in their internship, and in their career.
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Our mission is to provide you with hands-on experience to ensure you are career-ready upon graduation. How do we do that? By offering experiential learning opportunities where you’ll apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to build skills for the real world. You'll benefit from a variety of hands-on experiences.

Capstone Projects

This is your chance to showcase what you’ve created or learned. Maybe you (or your team) designed an original product or completed a community service project. 

Read About Sarah Buezis's B.S Industrial Design Project

Cooperative Education & Internships

Get paid for practical work experience related to your degree while earning credit towards graduation. Career Services makes your search simple, partnering with you to find your perfect co-op.

Learn More About Cooperative Education & Internships

Student & Faculty Research

Do you want to address a societal need? Get involved in an original learning activity connected to your degree.

Learn More About Student & Faculty Research
Read About Conor Dougherty's Professional Science Master’s in Conservation Biology Research » 

Service-Learning Projects

Grow while giving back to your community. Your service-learning experience can help you realize your academic and professional goals.

Student Teaching

Take the lead in the classroom and create positive school experiences for your students. Our Office of Field Experiences will find the best placement for you.

Learn More about Student Teaching

Study Abroad Opportunities

“You gain a lot of valuable experience in different communities and about different ways of life and how people interact with each other.” - Anthony Walloch, B.S. Environmental Science 
Read About Anthony's Experience »

 Learn More About Study Abroad Opportunities


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Forty-four food science students present plans to prevent food contamination, illness Featured Image

Forty-four food science students present plans to prevent food contamination, illness

Students present Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans at Research Day, prepare for careers in quality assurance in food industry
Eighty-six engineering students work to improve quality of life for people in rural Cambodia Featured Image

Eighty-six engineering students work to improve quality of life for people in rural Cambodia

Cross-disciplinary teams present prototypes at Research Day, Engineers Without Borders' U.S. Grand Finals design challenge
Construction students, donor collaborate with nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build beds for children Featured Image

Construction students, donor collaborate with nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build beds for children

Women in Construction students organize effort to support the community