"DiRT provides me with an opportunity to do research during my first year, which allows me to learn skills related to researching earlier in my education. The skills that I am learning years before my peers allows me to grow intellectually and continue to challenge myself through my search for different claims. DiRT provides an outlet outside of the classroom where my curiosity can continue to grow." — Maytar Nebel, DiRT Undergraduate researcher
The Dickinson Research Team (DiRT) is a residential community-based research program that is the first of its kind in the United States. Founded by Dickinson Collegiate Professor, Kimberly Jaussi, Ph.D., DiRT brings undergraduate research into a student residential community for the first time. At the heart of this program is the Dickinson Research Lab Space, a collaborative workspace sitting directly in the center of the Dickinson Fireplace Lounge. Today, the DiRT space is filled with computers, grad assistants and up to 70 undergraduate students doing groundbreaking research on creativity, leadership and diversity. This space provides undergraduate students with a place where they can openly discuss research, learn new research skills that can be applied in academic and professional settings, and have students participate in this research.
What distinguishes DiRT from other programs on campus? Find out here.
What research skills can you expect to gain from DiRT? Find out here.
In addition to the Dickinson Research Lab Space, DiRT also hosts a series of events such as "Research Raps", during which students are invited to listen to Binghamton University professors as they discuss their work:
- Dr. Bruce White (Physics)
- Dr. Jessica Hua (Biology)
- Dr. Wayne Jones (Chemistry)
- Dr. Subimal Chaterjee (Marketing)
- Dr. Elizabeth DiGangi (Anthropology)
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