The primary College of Science and Technology research facilities on Main Campus are housed in
- the Biology-Life Sciences Building for the Biology Department;
- Beury Hall for the Chemistry and Earth and Environmental Science departments; and
- the Science Education and Research Center (SERC), the College of Science and Technology's most advanced facility completed in 2014, for portions of the Biology and Chemistry departments, as well as the Computer and Information Sciences and Physics departments.
The instrumentation housed in the Biology-Life Sciences Building, Beury Hall and SERC is available for use by undergraduate research students subject to proper training and supervision by faculty, graduate students or postdoctoral researchers.
Undergraduate students of Temple’s College of Science and Technology also have the opportunity to perform research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine under the direction of medical school faculty and thus have access to additional facilities and instrumentation.
Research Centers & Institutes
The Mathematics Department has a new center designed to promote research and collaboration among students and faculty members. The Center for Computational Mathematics and Modeling channels cross-disciplinary research in applied and computational mathematics, fosters the involvement of mathematics in science and engineering, and provides high-tech resources and laboratory components for mathematics research and education.
In addition, the Computer and Information Science Department is supported by leading research and technology at Temple's centers and institutes. These include the Center for Networked Computing, which investigates cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, high-performance computing, routing protocols and sensor networks, and the Center for Data Analytics and Biomedical Informatics, which focuses on information management, retrieval and analysis, as well as data mining, databases and web search solutions. Owl’s Nest 2 also provides an ultra-fast, high-performance computing cluster with the combined power of 1,500 typical desktop computers.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The College of Science and Technology offers a breadth of undergraduate research opportunities with world-class faculty. Students can collaborate in research through programs offered during the academic year and summer, and some programs provide financial aid. Explore the full list of research opportunities at Temple.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education lists Temple University as an R1 institution for “highest research activity,” placing it among the top 4 percent of all four-year institutions in the United States.
In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed Temple among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. External research funding for the College of Science and Technology has also increased, growing 85 percent over the past five years to $28 million. Additionally, Temple is ranked No. 18 in the world based on Google Scholar research citations. Five research papers by College of Science and Technology faculty are among the 100 most-cited scientific works of all time. Learn more about Temple’s growing research efforts.