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Kutztown University faculty and students from all disciplines are conducting research, scholarship, and creative inquiries.  They participate in activities that lead to technological advancements, historical and cultural revelations, economic development, and better information and decision-making.

In addition to creating and disseminating knowledge, faculty who are active in their disciplines share current knowledge with their students, often utilizing examples from their own work to aid in the understanding of concepts and the relevance of those concepts in today's world.  Students who participate in research gain skills not only in their intended majors, but also in areas such as problem-solving and critical thinking, which are highly valued by employers and graduate schools.

Faculty Spotlights

Kunal Das

Creating Quantum Fields that Define Reality

Since 2010, theoretical physicist Dr. Kunal K. Das has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research at the interface of nanotechnology and ultracold atoms.  Full Story

Terrapin Field Research

Biology and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin

The diamondback terrapin is a medium-size aquatic turtle that inhabits brackish estuaries along the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States. Terrapin populations have declined.  Full Story


Student Spotlights

David Grow

Invasive Plant Species along the Appalachian Trail

The purpose of the research is to predict areas along forest trails that are vulnerable to invasion. If successful, the research could reduce the amount of effort it takes for land managers to effectively control invasive species.  Full Story

Breann Young

Collections Care and Management at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The process of item location and inventory that the student pioneered will be used as a prototype for future inventory projects in departments across the National Museum of Natural History.  Full Story