Analyzing the style of e-mail messages. Researching the coffee industry in Honduras. Composing a symphony. Examining the Jamaican yellow boa. Investigating gustatory taste. Sound interesting?
At Knox, your research and creative work can take on many forms, including field experiences, creative composition and production, independent study, lab-based research, and collaborative research with faculty.
What's the advantage? Well, many of our students say that independent research and creative work broaden their perspectives, add to their learning experience, and prepare them for grad school or their first career. Plus, they have fun because they are engaging in something they are passionate about!
What can you do after your independent research or creative work experience? Several of our students have had their research published in peer-reviewed journals and presented alongside Ph.D. students at professional conferences.
Learn more about opportunities for research and creative work at Knox and how they are funded:
Horizons features the exemplary independent research, scholarship, and creative work of our students through posters, media displays, presentations, and performances. Learn more about the year-round Horizons event and view recent student presenters.
Music and writing students collaborated and performed with renowned bassist and composer Ben Allison, as jazz fans got a live, free preview of Allison's new album, during Knox's inaugural Mirza Jazz Residency.
Knox's Team X-Ray places second among 15 liberal arts colleges that competed in an intense regional contest involving programming teams from colleges and universities in five states.
Finals and term projects can be more than tests and papers, as Knox College faculty make engaging assignments and exams -- including design your own superhero -- to evaluate student academic achievements.