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Recent Seton Hill Faculty Research with Students

  • Dr. Jessica Brzyski (Biology, Genetics) - The genetic, biological, and ecological effects to plant rarity.
  • Dr. Jamie Fornsaglio (Cell Physiology, Genetics) - The impact of chemical exposure on animal cells.  Also, genotyping, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis, and phenotypic variation.
  • Dr. Bobbie Leeper (Forensic Anthropology) - The best ways to remove soft tissue from bones and how this method affects the bones.
  • Dr. Ashley Bartelson (Chemistry) - Development of green methods for the oxidation of organic compounds.
  • Dr. Jonathan Moerdyk (Chemistry) - Studies in physical organic chemistry investigating the role of electronic on reactivity. Examples include the development of a unique class of organic (carbon-based) compounds to mimic the properties of metal catalysts and rates of esterification with fundamental and industrial applications.
  • Dr. Diane Miller (Chemistry) - Determination of the molecular properties of various molecules using UV-vis, fluorescence and/or Raman spectroscopies.
  • Dr. Diana Hoover (Chemistry & Forensic Science) - Enzymes and Electrochemistry: bioanalytical measurements of compounds in complex mixtures. 
  • Barbara Flowers (Forensic Science) - Evidential Value of Duct Tape: Comparing Physical Characteristics, Fingerprints, and DNA Retrieval
  • Barbara Flowers (Forensic Science) - Presumptive Testing of Blood on Washed Clothing for Simulated Casework
  • Dr. Brian Larouere (Exercise Science, C-Reactive Protein) - The role of C-Reactive Protein as an inflammatory marker in exercise (in conjunction with LECOM’s Dr. Ray)
  • Tracy Bowman (Nutrition and Dietetics) - Uncovering the Myth of the “Freshman 15 (lbs.)”: A Study to Determine Eating Habits Among First-Year College Students, Residents and Commuters, at Seton Hill University

Recent Student Internships/Research

Biology/Chemistry/Biochemistry/Forensic Science

  • GlaxoSmithKline US research center in Collegeville, PA. - Protein biochemistry internship with the Protein, Cellular & Structural Sciences department, Summer 2017
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Cincinnati Summer 2017
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at University of Maine, Sustainable Forestry Bioproducts Research Institute, Summer 2017
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at University of Syracuse/Vienna, Austria, Summer 2018
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at Texas A&M University, Summer 2018, 2019
  • Internship at Canandaigua Water Resource Recovery Facility, Summer 2019
  • REU at University of Southern Mississippi, Summer 2018
  • Internship at ABB, Greensburg, PA, Summer & Fall 2017, Summer 2018
  • NanoSafe REU at WVU, Summer 2018
  • REU at Duquesne University, Summer 2018
  • Internship at CAMO Medical, Mt. Pleasant, PA, Summer 2019
  • Internship at LANXESS Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, Summer 2018
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at Penn State University Chemistry Program, Summer 2017
  • (Chemical Engineering) Internship with ABB, Summer 2017
  • (Forensic Science) Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, Summer 2017
  • Conemaugh Hospital System, Mentoring in Medicine Summer Internship, Summer 2017
  • Biochemistry Laboratory Intern, Cancer Care Associates of York, Summer 2017
  • (Forensic Science) Internship with the Detroit Police Department, Summer 2017
  • (Forensic Science) Internship with Monroe County, FL Sheriff’s Department, Summer 2017
  • (Chemistry & Forensic Science) FBI Honors Internship, Summer 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Biology, Department of Environmental Protection, AMD Stream Quality Analysis, Summer 2018
  • Biology, Conemaugh Medical Research Center, SupremeEd Summer Pre-Med Program, Summer 2018

Computer Science/Cybersecurity

  • MedCare Equipment Co, LLC 
  • Jenzabar 

Exercise Science

  • UPMC Horizon
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Excela Health
  • UPMC Shadyside
  • ptGroup
  • NovaCare
  • Innate Fitness
  • MyFitnessKitchen
  • Australian Football Club of Perth, Australia
  • Excela Athletic Training
  • Alphalete Performance and Fitness 

Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Hospitals 
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Food & Nutrition Service 
  • Head Start
  • The Intersection
  • Westmoreland County Food Bank
  • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • School Districts 
  • Community Outreach Organizations

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, fill out our online Request for Information form or email admit@setonhill.edu. For information on Graduate and Online Studies, send an email to gadmit@setonhill.edu.