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Research at Catholic University


At The Catholic University of America, our faculty and students are immersed in a culture of research. In fact, every year, we spend a whole day celebrating the work going on at the University in our annual Research Day. Whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student, opportunities abound for you to participate in cutting-edge research projects in every program of study.

Here you'll find just a sample of what's going on at CatholicU.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Graduate Research Opportunities Research Centers and Facilities

Research News from CatholicU

  • CatholicU Receives $64.1 Million Research Award from NASA

    The Catholic University of America has received a $64.1 million research award from NASA to fund a cooperative agreement with CatholicU’s Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences and five other local partners

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    CatholicU Receives $64.1 Million Research Award from NASA
  • Student-designed Beehive Monitoring System Helps Local Beekeeper

    A beehive tracking device designed by Catholic University engineering students has now been in use by a local beekeeper for more than two years.

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    Student-designed Beehive Monitoring System Helps Local Beekeeper
  • VSL Researchers Enjoy Visit from Robotic Dog

    Students and researchers at Catholic University were surprised to see a robotic dog trotting around campus in front of Hannan Hall on Thursday, July 24.

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    VSL Researchers Enjoy Visit from Robotic Dog
  • More Women Follow their Dreams to STEM

    More and more women are pursuing traditionally male-dominated fields in STEM. The School of Engineering fosters their careers and boasts a student body representing women at twice the national average.

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    More Women Follow their Dreams to STEM
  • Designing for the Greater Good

    Urban Design Studio graduate course included assignments to design spaces for safe gathering in a time of social distancing.

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    Designing for the Greater Good
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Research Day

University Research Day celebrates intellectual curiosity across disciplines. This is an annual event that brings students and faculty together to share their work and learn about the breadth of scholarly endeavors taking place beyond their own areas of study.