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Graduate research students in lab

Imagine being able to conduct research alongside professors from the Tulane School of Medicine, the School of Science and Engineering, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the Tulane National Primate Research Center. It’s no wonder that our graduate student researchers play a part in some of the top discoveries today.  Or pursue research under the direction of faculty from the School of Liberal Arts along with members of Social Work and Architecture that changes the way we look at the world.

All graduate students in the School of Science and Engineering engage in research, most often in collaboration with one or more members of the SSE faculty. Graduate students are credited as authors in any published works. In the School of Liberal Arts, graduate students find mentorship and support for their research, whether they conduct their scholarship and creative activities locally or around the world.

Check out our list of external funding resources for fellowships, research grants, and postdoctoral training. 

Read about some of the work our graduate students are doing:

  • Lydia Winkler, a third-year law and business student, and Marco Nelson, a first-year MBA student, are the creators of RentCheck, a rental inspection app that allows both tenants and landlords to track a property's condition using time-stamped photos.
  • Alix Riviere and Emily Wright, two PhD candidates in the School of Liberal Arts, were awarded with Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Riviere’s project is “Bittersweet Childhoods: Enslaved Youth in Nineteenth-Century Louisiana and Martinique,” which explores the diverse experiences of enslaved children at a time when ideas about children and their needs were changing and abolitionism was on the rise; and Wright’s project is “The Female Apostles of the South: Protestant Women’s Religious Activism in the Antebellum Gulf South,” which examines the public religious lives of free and enslaved Protestant women in the antebellum Gulf South.
  • John Robertson, a graduate student in physics, was on the team of Tulane students who earned the top prize in NASA's BIG Idea Challenge, beating teams from the top aerospace programs in the country.