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People employed in academic and research positions can explore the questions that interest them the most! From studying dinosaurs to volcanoes, academics and research scientists are tasked with advancing human knowledge about the natural world. Those who pursue this route should be self-motivated, curious, and creative. Most research positions are in universities, museums, national parks, and some governmental and private laboratories. Research scientist must have graduate degrees and most have their doctoral degrees. Jobs in this sector offer flexibility in where, when and how you work.

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Samantha McComb (‘20)

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Students get firsthand experience participating in research projects that prepare them for a future
career as a Research Scientist. Here is Samantha presenting the results from her research project.

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