At Hamilton, student research is an essential part of the academic experience. It enables you to integrate what you have learned in the classroom into a broad, authoritative understanding of your field and its applications to real-world problems and issues. Environmental studies offers a broad range of research options, including field work and laboratory work, carried out independently or in collaboration with a faculty member.
Those majors who choose the natural sciences track have opportunities to join a fascinating variety of research outings. In recent years, students and professors in the geosciences have conducted expeditions not only to Antarctica but to Hawaii, Iceland, the Florida Keys, Colorado, the Pacific Northwest and the European Alps. They also do regular field work in Central New York and the nearby Adirondack mountains.
The College also provides substantial financial support for students who are interested in pursuing summer research. Many students present the results of their work at regional, national and international conferences. Some co-author scholarly papers and journal articles in collaboration with faculty partners and mentors.