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.
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 partnersLearn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Urban Design Studio graduate course included assignments to design spaces for safe gathering in a time of social distancing.Learn More
Catholic University faculty and students are immersed in a culture of research, addressing big problems like human trafficking, immigration, mental health, and poverty.Learn More
Research takes place in all 12 of our schools. Explore the research projects currently underway and meet the faculty leading those projects.