Whitworth professors view their scholarly work as being essential to great teaching, and they engage students fully in the process of discovering new knowledge and creating original contributions to their fields.
Students work alongside faculty on research ranging from micro-lending in developing countries and spacecraft propulsion to the theological insights of early Christian aesthetics and software applications for autism screening. Many faculty/student research projects are funded by national organizations or grants, and students can apply for Whitworth-funded summer research fellowships and paid appointments as research assistants.
Through opportunities to present their original research for peer review at local, regional and national conferences, and to publish their work in academic journals, students join an academic enterprise that advances the frontiers of knowledge and applies that knowledge to solving the world's most complex problems. Whitworth students' innovative research also provides them with a body of peer-reviewed and published work that helps them land competitive summer research internships, win national scholarships, earn fellowships to top graduate programs, and lead successful industry careers.