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Our Research Focus

As a research university, we seek to solve society’s most pressing problems, while educating and engaging the next generation of researchers.

Math Professor Jackie Dresch is photographed in a lab on the campus of Clark University on January 27, 2016. Photo by Matthew Healey for Clark University

Faculty Research

The effects of climate change, from sub-Saharan Africa to the Arctic. The biochemical roots of cancer. Our faculty focus on the world’s most complex and thorny issues.

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Student Research

Undergraduate Research

Through capstone projects and fellowships, undergraduate students collaborate closely with faculty to contribute to the greater body of knowledge.

Graduate Research

Clark values graduate student researchers, who enrich our close-knit community of scholars.

Our Stories

Scientists identify forest carbon 'hotspots'

New study, mapping tool help determine climate change impacts

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Senior helps advance knowledge of obscure protein

Annie Schafer researches the elusive structure of HERC4

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Clarkie is all business when it comes to buses

Research project reimagines Worcester’s public transportation

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Scientists identify forest carbon 'hotspots'

New study, mapping tool help determine climate change impacts

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Clark researcher issues warning on algae threat

Blue-green algae can be harmful to human and canine swimmers

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Carr to address justice, equity in USDOT talk

IDCE director: diverse solutions are crucial to transformational change

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Alexander Petroff receives NSF CAREER Award

Research seeks to unlock the link between mobility and magnetics

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Strasser Center to offer cross-disciplinary Ph.D.

New program will launch in the fall

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Students share research, earn awards at conference

Faculty also take part in prestigious event

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Senior helps advance knowledge of obscure protein

Annie Schafer researches the elusive structure of HERC4

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Clarkie is all business when it comes to buses

Research project reimagines Worcester’s public transportation

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When the going gets hot, HERO fellows get going

Student researchers propose strategies to cool off Worcester neighborhoods

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Community Research Partners

Clark researchers listen to and work closely with community members, schools, nonprofits, and health programs, often involving students in ongoing projects.

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