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Faculty and Student Research

Inspiring excellence in discovery

Faculty and students engaged in research and innovation

Biola’s exceptional faculty in the School of Science, Technology and Health are gifted in their area of expertise and passionate about discovery and innovation. Whether it’s just for a semester or spans multiple years, there are ample opportunities for students to participate in directed research with faculty. Undergraduate students are involved with faculty in all stages of research from initial hypothesis generation to research publication. Each year, dozens of SSTH students participate in poster presentations at local, regional, and national conferences as well as co-authoring peer-reviewed journal articles.

Research in the Basic Sciences

Technological Innovations

Research in Health Care

Students engaged in discovery and innovation

Engineering Students Win Competition for Innovative Designs

September 2022

Engineering Students Win Competition for Innovative Designs

Biola undergraduate students took home the top prize in two respective categories of the 2022 make:able 3D printing challenge.

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Biola students presenting award-winning research presentation

July 2022

Nursing and Applied Physics Students Collaborate on Award-Winning Presentation

Hannah Han, nursing major, and Jenna Huseby, applied physics major, presented at the 45th West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference at Point Loma Nazarene University and were awarded excellence in poster presentation. 

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Student working on a computer with calculations on blackboard

June 2022

Computer Science Students Publish and Present Covid-19 Related Research

Computer Science majors Daniel March and Jeston Bond’s research was presented at the 2022 American Control Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Two masked students looking at viruses

May 2022

Biola faculty and student research wins first place for American Association of the Advancement of Sciences award

A cutting-edge discovery made by Biola University’s SSTH students and faculty shows that molecular nanomachines can destroy viruses. Biola’s advancement will allow for another way to treat multiple viruses and step toward finding a new way to rid viruses that infect humans by using nanotechnology and the field of nanomedicine, making it less invasive.

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Test tubes for viruses

January 2021

Biola University Professors’ Research Sheds Light on COVID-19 Modes of Transmission

Early COVID-19 research conducted by Biola University School of Science, Technology and Health professors revealed the virus could be transmitted via aerosols. The CDC affirmed in October the research professors Drs. Don Galbadage, Brent Peterson and Richard Gunasekera realized in April — the transmission of coronavirus is likely not limited to droplet spread. Although Biola’s campus was closed over the summer, the professors were able to collaborate with other Biola faculty and students remotely to carry out COVID-19 research studies.

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