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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
  • Anthropology Professor Receives Grant for Archaeological Research in Maryland

    Laura Masur, assistant professor of anthropology, received a grant funded by the Maryland Historical Trust to do an archaeological survey of three historic sites in Maryland related to the Jesuits.

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    Anthropology Professor Receives Grant for Archaeological Research in Maryland
  • CatholicU Researcher's Instrument Launched into Space

    A scientific instrument developed by a researcher affiliated with Catholic University's partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center was launched into space on July 11 2021.

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    CatholicU Researcher's Instrument Launched into Space
  • 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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Psychology lab

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.