A crucial part of the student experience in the Department of Geosciences at Mansfield is the opportunity that students have to collaborate directly with professors on unique and cutting-edge research projects. A number of our students have presented their work at regional and national conferences, and many continue their studies at the graduate level. Several of our students have even received the President's Coin for Excellence for their research achievements. Students and faculty publish their continuing work on MUEarthLab, a research blog produced by the department, and student work is often supported by on-campus Institute of Science and the Environment.
We have a few ongoing projects, which are passed to between student leaders from year to year. These projects include the Tioga County Grave Mapping Project, the Abandoned Wells Search, and a number of continuing research projects at the nearby Mill Cove Environmental Area. We also have a number of students working on individual projects of their own design.