Hartwick College campus view of pergola on Founders' Way

Student - Faculty Research

At Hartwick, learning is a partnership between dedicated teachers and motivated students. Collaborative student-faculty research is one way we emphasize the experiential approach to the liberal arts.


Autumn Pope ’23 and Professor Stephanie Carr ’06, PhD, clicked even before Pope enrolled. “I visited Hartwick on Accepted Students Day and went straight to Johnstone Science Center,” says Pope, who comes from Mount Vision, NY. “Dr. Carr showed me around and we talked about my interests and hers. Now I’m on her research team and she’s helped put me on a path.”

From your first week and throughout your career at Hartwick, you'll find faculty ready and willing to help, advise, encourage, share, and collaborate. We'll help you choose courses, shape your major, develop projects, and formulate your senior thesis. We'll help you to take ownership of your education. We'll give you opportunities to break new ground, to present your work at regional and national conferences, and at Hartwick's Student Scholar Showcase.

Parker Troischt

"Undergraduate research experience is proven to be a high-impact pedagogical practice. I have seen this with my own students as they have gone on to successful careers in STEM."

Dr. Parker Troischt

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Hartwick students and faculty work together on a wide variety of projects, from scientific research to artistic interpretation to social service projects abroad. In fact, due to quality of student-faculty collaborative research, Hartwick awards a number of Freedman Prizes each year to support such projects.