Bryn Athyn College offers a number of research opportunities for both students and faculty.
All of our majors are supported by research opportunities. Most majors include a capstone research project, which is presented in the spring at a special reception.
There are a number of major-specific research opportunities available. Biology majors might join the Deer Study and track the movement patterns of white-tailed deer. Human Society majors might delve into the archives and explore the cultural impact of the Bryn Athyn Historic District. Psychology majors might work under a clinical psychologist, examining traits of autism.
The aforementioned Deer Study is in one of our most prestigious research projects. Faculty and students collaborate to track white-tailed deer fitted with high tech GPS/GSM radio collars in the suburban oasis of the Pennypack Watershed. Findings from this ongoing study have been presented at major conferences, giving students the unique opportunity to co-author scientific papers and experience project presentation at a professional level.
The Sherri Rumer Cooper Fund, founded in 2016, supports undergraduate science research at Bryn Athyn College, guided or mentored by Bryn Athyn College faculty members.
- 2016—Laura Clymer, “Mapping Visibility of Deer in Vegetation Using a Novel Method”
One of our most prestigious collaborative research projects is our ongoing Deer Study, which works to track white-tailed deer fitted with high tech GPS/GSM radio collars in the suburban oasis of the Pennypack Watershed.
Each summer, faculty members are eligible for research grants from the institution, and many faculty members apply for outside research grants as well.
In addition to seeking external grants, faculty members can apply for research support from several internal Bryn Athyn College and Academy of the New Church funds.
- Bryn Athyn College summer research fund: supports scholarly work leading to academic publication.
- Carpenter fund (An Academy of the New Church fund) and Carpenter Scholars: supports academic publication, translation, and teaching related to the history of religion and to sacred languages
- E. Bruce Glenn fund: supports the building of resources and publications, or the development of curriculum with New Church perspectives in academic disciplines
- Grant Doering fund: supports research and education projects that benefit both the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust (PERT) and Bryn Athyn College
- Sherri Rumer Cooper fund: supports undergraduate science research at Bryn Athyn College, guided or mentored by Bryn Athyn College faculty members
Recent Faculty Research Projects Supported by Bryn Athyn College
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