UVI students, faculty, and staff are actively involved in a variety of areas including education, economic, and environmental research that impact the US Virgin Islands and beyond.
- Agricultural Sciences - agribusiness, agronomy, aquaponic systems, climatic conditions, cows, dragon fruit, heifers, herbicides, lambing system, livestock production, native trees, papaya, sweet potato weevil and tomato crops
- Chemical and Physical Sciences - chemistry, physics, and water quality
- Computer and Computational Sciences - data mining
- Education - creativity, English proficiency, global education, library services, STEM education, time perspectives, and student persistence
- Engineering - material
- Health Sciences - health disparities
- Marine and Environmental Sciences - community outreach, coral reefs, ecology, environmental conservation, fisheries ecology, grouper, invasive species, lionfish, mangroves, marine biology, parrotfish, pollution, sea lions, sea urchins, and watershed
- Social and Behavioral Sciences - abuse, Belize, Census 2010, community surveys, crime, cultural diversity, domestic violence, Dominican migration, economic issues, educational behavior, feminism, gangs, health education, history, HIV, homosexuality, immigration, mental health, parenting in education, poverty, prison system, relationships, same sex marriages, statistics and models, STEM education, substance use and crime, and time perspectives, truancy, VI culture, and youth behavior
Research Centers & Institutes:
Student Research Opportunities:
- Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) has funding to support undergraduate students to conduct research projects in AES labs on the St. Croix campus. AES research areas are animal science, aquaculture, biotechnology & agroforestry, forage agronomy and horticulture. Students will work with AES research faculty in the project design, data collection and analyses and have the opportunity to present a poster of the results at the student research symposia. Interested students should contact the respective AES program leader:
- Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) Programs offer interdisciplinary research experiences, summer programs, scholarships, and mentoring to UVI students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), psychology, and nursing. For more information, contact Aimee Sanchez .