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Human Biology Research

Seek Out, Stand Out

Satisfy your intellectual curiosity while building professional development.

In addition to completing required courses and laboratories for the major, Human Biology students are encouraged to do an undergraduate research project and present at the UW-Green Bay and/or the UW System Spring Symposiums. Completing a research project can help you stand out to graduate and professional school admissions committees. In fact, it's often required for admission.

How to Do Research

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Present your research and collaborate with fellow scholars through an array of opportunities.

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Tiny Earth Symposium

Join a community of inquisitive scholars and learn about (or even present!) research in antibiotic discovery and the antibiotic resistance crisis. Registration is free.

Tiny Earth 2023

Student presents work at SPARK Symposium


There's no better place than the WiSys SPARK Symposium to showcase your research to a statewide audience! You can even win cash prizes for your efforts.

2024 Symposium

Capitol Building, Madison WI

Research in the Rotunda

Gain experience presenting your research and collaborating with legislative representatives at the State Capitol with undergraduates from across the UW System.

Head to the Capitol

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Academic Excellence Symposium

Engage in lively discussion and debate with fellow UW-Green Bay students and present your work at our Academic Excellence Symposium.

2024 Academic Excellence Symposium

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Research Internships

Work in a lab for credit as a Sandmire Summer Research intern or in one of many other internship opportunities, like working with a professor on their research or shadowing a professional at a local organization.

Learn About Internships

Research Support

Get research help from the initial spark of an idea to the first time sharing your discoveries. Our Office of Grants and Research is here to help faculty, staff and students facilitate research. The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity is dedicated solely to our undergraduates.

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How to Conduct a Research Project

If you want to conduct an undergraduate research project, take the following steps to get started:

1 Find a Faculty Member

Review the research interests of the Human Biology faculty to determine who has expertise in your intended research area.

2 Make an Appointment

Make an appointment with the faculty member(s) to discuss research options and determine whether they have the space and funding for an undergraduate research student during your semester(s) of interest.

If you qualify, we also encourage you to pursue Honors in the Major. This project should be planned during the junior year. The University has specific guidelines for an Honors in the Major. The criteria for an Honors in Human Biology are similar to that of a three or four credit undergraduate research with an additional requirement of a presentation at an undergraduate research symposium or a professional meeting.

Professor Georgette Heyrman

Want to Know more?

Professor Georgette Heyrman's research focuses on identifying novel therapeutic targets for treating ovarian cancer, the most deadly gynecologic cancer. If you have any questions about research, you can get in touch with her or any one of our professors.

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