Research, Scholarship, and Innovation

Your Research Rocks. 

Nazareth is passionate about student research! Come visit us to find out about the different ways you can get involved in research at Naz. 

Graduate Student Professional Development Awards

Want to present at or attend a conference? We can help you get there! 

Creative Activity and Research Showcase (CARS)

Present your work at our CARS event in the spring! 

SPARK Student Research

Did you know you can use your SPARK Grant for summer research? Come see us or your career coach to find out how! 

Prof. Ed Wiltse and English and education major Yaliza Frank

Yaliza Frank (English and education) uses SPARK grant for summer research

Research Project: In summer 2019, Yaliza researched prison-related books for children and young adults. She catalogued each book's theme, topic, and the information provided and created a chart that can guide teachers and librarians to put the right books into the hands of the kids who need them.

Having an incarcerated family member "can be a rollercoaster of emotions," she says. "Some of these books do a good job telling kids how to address their feelings." Other books give really specific and practical details, such as for a prison visit: "One of my favorites explained how to be checked in and what to wear."

Her research mentor, Professor Ed Wiltse (pictured), says: The books “help kids deal with the trauma that is the experience of incarceration.”