How F&M Does Sciences 

When we say “sciences,” we mean subjects that study aspects of the physical and natural world. Areas of study in the sciences include biology, math, animal behavior, computer science, chemistry, physics, public health and more.

Vibrant and inclusive, the sciences at F&M cross boundaries and weave subjects together in ways you didn’t know were possible.

As a future scientist, you’ll find we’re committed to your education by providing a place of discovery and forming a culture of collaboration along the path to scientific discovery. At F&M, you’ll learn about the scientific process, engage in critical thinking, take an active role both in and out of the classroom and collaborate with our world-class faculty, who are immersed in a wide variety of cutting-edge research and are eager to welcome you into their laboratories.

Out-of-the-Classroom Learning 
  • View of the Grand Canyon from the park’s Navajo Point. Left to right: Morgan Torstenson, Shelby Sawyer and Emily Wilson, research lab manager and technician in F&M’s Department of Earth & Environment, who was the trip’s co-leader.
  • Paleo research students of Paul Harnik in the Gulf
  • F&M sophomore Camden McMillian, one of Gotsch's summer research students, pulls herself up into the tree.

Field experience is a fundamental component of teaching and research in the sciences at F&M. You’ll have opportunities to immerse yourself in fieldwork as part of science courses, as well as collaborative and independent research, internships and even weeks- or weekend-long departmental field excursions with faculty and other students to places like Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Grand Canyon, Florida Keys, and Death Valley.

 
See Sciences at F&M in Action 
Alumni Spotlight: Liz Watson '98
F&M Documentary: Richard Camuccio '16
A Day in the Life of F&M in COVID | Grace Oram ’21
Annalisa Crannell

The Latest in F&M Sciences

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Student Gardener Finds Her Campus Roots

Finished with her last week of summer work in the greenhouse, which sits atop the Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building on campus, junior Erblina Beqiri reflected on her experience. 

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Story 8/17/2021

Students, Professor Program Robots to Help Humans

Meet "Misty," the little social robot two students spent the summer programming in a Franklin & Marshall computer science lab to help humans with everyday tasks.  

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Story 8/13/2021

Summer Research in Lancaster City’s Rain Gardens: A Photo...

Ever wonder what student research at F&M looks like? This photo collection explores a biology lab’s research on the rain gardens in F&M’s home city of Lancaster. 

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