Research & Engagement

Bird behavior

Research published by the Cognitive and Behavioral Ecology Lab links natural selection and spatial memory in wild mountain chickadees.

Mountain Chickadee Brainpower

Faculty and grant writing support

Proposal development and processing support is available to all College of Science faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Find out how the research support team can help you.

Connecting with our community

We believe research, learning and scientific discovery should expand beyond the walls of the University. Learn how the College of Science engages and excites all kinds of scientists.

Garrett Barmore in Keck Museum

W M Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum

The Keck Museum, located in the historic Mackay School of Mines building, houses an awe-inspiring collection of minerals, ore, fossils, and mining related relics. The Keck Museum has been free and open to the public since 1908, with school and group private tours offered by appointment. The Museum's weekly video series, Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore, offers a glimpse into the Museum's vast collection. Check it all out on the Keck Museum website!

Young girl holding snake

Museum of Natural History

From stuffed owls to jars of preserved snakes, the Museum of Natural History boasts an expansive and unique collection of preserved biological specimens from the Great Basin from as far back as 1931. The Museum's exhibit space is open to the public 7 days a week with immersive, hands-on tours of the full collection by appointment. Public events offer students, families and community members the opportunity to explore the curious collections at the Museum.

Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore

Join Keck Museum curator Garrett Barmore each week for the video web series Mineral Monday with Garrett Barmore! Played regularly in K-12 classrooms and enjoyed by geologists, rock hounds and history buffs from around the country, Mineral Monday brings the earth sciences to life! 

Watch and subscribe to Mineral Monday