Universities conduct game-changing research that has contributed to the majority of significant technological advancements made today. Higher education institutions play a critical role in the innovation pipeline, providing opportunities that stimulate both economic growth and social well-being.

The pursuit of knowledge at Sam Houston State is generating exciting and intriguing research across our campus. Analyzing the causes and possible solutions for “real-world” scientific, health, and societal issues underlie the extremely diverse projects our faculty are currently exploring.

Student being advised in the SAM Center.

The benefits of research are not limited to just outcomes. Successfully integrating faculty research and teaching enhances the learning experience in the classroom by providing cutting edge instruction and building students' critical thinking skills. Undergraduate research participation at our institution continues to grow as students are given greater opportunities to utilize their "book" knowledge and apply it to real-world needs. At last year's Elliott T. Bowers Honors College's Undergraduate Research Symposium, over 250 students attended and 106 presented their research.

Things are changing at our university at an unbelievable pace. Nonetheless, we remain true to our values and traditions, which have set the foundation on which we are building a dynamic future.