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Integrative Science and Engineering Center

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The Integrative Science and Engineering Center addresses emerging challenges affecting populations on a local, regional, and global level through research and discovery. Our thematic areas of interest include biomedical, biomolecular, and environmental research.

As a vital part of our teams, undergraduate and graduate students gain authentic research experience, training to become the next generation of scientists and engineers using integrated approaches to solve broad challenges of societal relevance.

Summer 2021 Collaborative Research Projects

We anticipate that applications for the Summer 2021 program will be open in mid to late January 2021. More information is forthcoming.

UD News Outlets
Experiential Learning 02.25.20
Experiential Learning in the UD College of Arts and Sciences

Experiential learning takes place across the University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences in many forms, including the annual Dean’s Summer Fellowship program. Faculty-mentored undergraduate research helps students make connections between coursework and research, providing a spark that leads to greater engagement in their studies and a clear path to graduation.

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Research 12.09.19
In research published in Nature, UD geologist contributes to global index of most important, threatened water towers

University of Dayton environmental geologist Umesh Haritashya is one of 32 international scientists who contributed to research published Dec. 9 in Nature that assessed and ranked the planet’s 78 mountain glacier-based water systems in order of their importance to adjacent lowland communities and vulnerability to future environmental and socioeconomic changes.

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Research 11.18.19
Student engages with hands-on learning in genetic testing

Katie Parker has spent most of her four years at the University of Dayton searching for a chemical to minimize the effects of brain cancer.

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Research 10.07.19
UD leads $2M environmental research project

University of Dayton chemist Justin Biffinger will lead a new $2 million federal research program to investigate how fungi degrade polyurethane-based coatings and how degradation impacts the environment.

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Local and National News Stories
UD geologist nearly tops $3M in NASA grants: Here’s what he’s doing

Dayton Daily News, February 4, 2020: University of Dayton geologist Umesh Haritashya nearly topped $3 million in total NASA research funding he has received with his latest grant.

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From The Conversation

Testing drugs on cell cultures in a petri dish is cheaper and comes with less ethical issues than testing with live animals. But cell cultures, unlike animals, are flat. Dr. Kristen Krupa-Comfort of The University of Dayton is working on a method of creating 3D cell cultures that will allow researchers to test drugs in similar conditions to live animals, all in a petri dish.

From The Conversation

Testing drugs on cell cultures in a petri dish is cheaper and comes with less ethical issues than testing with live animals. But cell cultures, unlike animals, are flat. Dr. Kristen Krupa-Comfort of The University of Dayton is working on a method of creating 3D cell cultures that will allow researchers to test drugs in similar conditions to live animals, all in a petri dish.

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Integrative Science and Engineering Center

Science Center, Room 402
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2357
937-229-2536
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CoRPs

Summer CoRPs (Collaborative Research Projects) provide opportunities for students to conduct full-time summer research in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

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Research Clusters

Faculty from the sciences and engineering conduct research across a wide range of disciplines.

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