Research at Andrews
The Office of Research and Creative Scholarship (ORCS) seeks to promote excellence in research and creativity and foster an attitude of scholarly inquiry within the community of faculty and students of Andrews University.
The office supports the full spectrum of scholarly activity including the Scholarship of Discovery, the Scholarship of Integration, the Scholarship of Engagement, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This is done through conferences and symposia, grant awards, and much more.
Andrews University is classified as a Doctoral/Research University (DRU) according to the Carnegie Classification. Learn more
From developing models to predict seabird behavior to tracking eye movement in cognitive psychology labs; from discovering ancient walls of ancient towns to searching for gravitational waves, Andrews University faculty, staff, and students take seriously the motto "Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith, and Change the World."
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The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance at Andrews University is committed to helping researchers —faculty, staff, and students comply with all applicable federal, state, and institutional requirements and policies.
North American Division Grant Announcement
The North American Division has announced two Small Research Grants in the areas of Services to the Local Church and Youth/Young Adult. The grants range between $2000 and $5000 and are open to faculty, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students as well as researchers in non-academic settings. Students must have the signature of their faculty advisor before submission. The submission process is a two-step process: 1) the applicant must submit a paragraph-long proposal to the NAD for pre-approval 2) if given pre-approval, the applicant must fill out the application form and submit it to the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship. The topic proposal deadline is April 15, 2014. View more information
2014 BEST Early Research Symposium
The 2014 BEST Early Imagine Different Research Symposium will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm in A-107 Chemistry Lecutre Hall, Halenz Hall. View Flyer
Andrews Research Conference (ARC)
The Office of Research at Andrews University, in cooperation with the Andrews University STEM departments, is hosting a Research Conference on our campus from May 7-11, 2014 for early career researchers in STEM. For more information visit the Andrews Research Conference Website
Art Student Featured in Local Exhibition
Lynda Lee, an Andrews University undergraduate student studying visual arts and chemistry, was recently accepted into the Michigan Emerging Graduate Artist (MEGA) Juried Exhibition hosted by the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Collective of Kendall College of Art and Design at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids for two of her oil paintings completed this year. View Article
Biology Research Video
The research of the Biology Department is highlighted in this short film featuring faculty and students engaged in various research projects. View Video
Office of Research in AU News
The Honors Scholars and Undergraduate Research Symposium was featured in the most recent episode of AU News along with the "Beyond Beliefs" research project conducted by Jan Sigvartsen, Leanne Sigvartsen, and Paul Petersen. View Episode
Honors Scholars and Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium
The Honors Scholars and Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium was held on Friday, March 7 from 1:30-3:30 pm in Buller Hall. The Symposium featured the research projects of Honors students and Undergraduate Research Scholars. Photos are available on the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship Facebook Page
Horn Archaeological Museum Featured on Leader Publications
The Horn Archaeological Museum has been featured on Leader Publications in an article entitled, "Uncover the past Andrews University." The article highlights the ancient treasures in the museum's artifact display and tells the story of how the museum began. View Article
Article published in Crime and Delinquency
Duane McBride, Research Professor of Sociology, recently co-authored an article that was published in the April issue of Crime and Delinquency. The article is entitled "Do State Policies Matter in Prosecutor-Reported Juvenile Marijuana Case Disposition?" View Article
Beyond Beliefs 1
The full report of the first cohort of the "Beyond Beliefs Study," a comprehensive research project endeavoring to explore how much young people actually know about the official beliefs of the SDA church, has been published by Leanne Sigvartsen, Jan Sigvartsen, and Paul Petersen (Religion Department). The research was conducted at Andrews University and was funded by the North American Division and ClergyEd.com. View more information