Research & Centers

It may sound counterintuitive that a small school offers myriad research opportunities and affiliated centers, but you’ll find that to be the case at Chatham. You’ll get to know your professors working closely on projects and find that they’re committed to hands-on learning in fields that make a real difference in the areas—social, ecological, scientific—that contribute to a brighter, healthier tomorrow for us all.
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IM4Q Program

The Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Program at Chatham aims to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities by affording them the opportunity to independently communicate their perception of services provided by Allegheny, Beaver, Greene and Washington County’s contracted residential providers.

Explore the IM4Q Program : Checkerboard 4 - IM4Q Program
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Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (CWE)

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) creates economic opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking. CWE also provides programs and services geared to women in underserved communities and the challenges they face in starting and succeeding in business.

Learn About CWE : Checkerboard 5 - Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (CWE)
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Center for Regional Agricultural, Food, and Transformation (CRAFT)

An affiliate of the MAFS program, CRAFT provides resources, learning opportunities, and technical assistance on food systems, regional food cultures, and sustainable economies to individuals, organizations, and businesses. It offers ample opportunities for students to be involved in assistantships, research, and project engagement.

Learn About CRAFT : Checkerboard 8 - Center for Regional Agricultural, Food, and Transformation (CRAFT)
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Undergraduate Student Christina Austin Awarded Research Fellowship

“My mom is a Chatham alumna,” says Christina Austin ’17, “but that didn’t factor into my decision to come here. Chatham was actually one of the last schools I looked at. But when I came to visit, I saw that I could connect with people and have a close mentorship with professors in a way that I might not be able to do at a larger university.”

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Unveiling Eden Hall’s Precolonial History

Eden Hall Campus has a history that we at Chatham celebrate. The story, if you haven’t heard, is that Sebastian Mueller, an immigrant from Germany, bought Eden Hall Farm and used it (in part) as a retreat for women employees.  But that’s not the whole story. Today we know much more, thanks to Master of Arts in Food Studies student Rachel Waugh’s final project for her “Learning Through Food” class.