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The science, math, and research training program (SMART) is a first-year course that provides an integrated introduction to biology and chemistry, along with corresponding courses in calculus 1 and 2.
NewsNature, an international science journal, featured the IQS and SMART programs in an article about innovative science education programs.

SMART Feature Stories

Nidhi Sharma
Nidhi Sharma, '18Vultures sitting on dead trees along a trail, one of the many sights Nidhi Sharma, '18, captured on her blog documenting her summer research on the effects of climate change on the ecosystem in the Florida Keys. Read More
A Smart ApproachFirst-year students in the SMART course spent the semester studying bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics and creating new chemical compounds that are more effective against staph and E. coli. They presented their findings in a poster session.
HHMI Student Symposium

Contact Us

Mailing address:

Science, Math, and Research Training
School of Arts & Sciences
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 484-1591
Fax: (804) 287-1257

SMART Director: Dr. April Hill