Mercer On Mission

Mercer On Mission is a unique blend of study abroad and service-learning that provides life-changing experiences for students through academic instruction, cultural immersion, meaningful service, and spiritual reflection. Research and its application is a crucial part of the Mercer On Mission experience, where each year more than 100 students are given the ability to not only participate in state-of-the-art-research initiatives, but also an opportunity to transform lives through their discoveries.


Featured Projects


Biomedical Engineering Research, Mercer On Mission Give the Gift of Mobility to Nearly 1,000 Vietnamese

Nearly 1,000 Vietnamese have received new prosthetic legs through a Mercer On Mission program led by biomedical engineering professor Dr. Ha Van Vo. Read more >

Environmental Engineering Students Work to Improve Drinking Water in Kenya, Vietnam

Environmental engineering students working with Professor and Associate Dean Dr. Laura Lackey are performing research to improve drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more >

Chemistry, Biology Students to Travel to Ecuador to Develop Mercury Hot Spot Map

Chemistry and biology students, along with Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Kevin Drace and Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Adam Kiefer, will travel to Portovelo, Ecuador, this summer as part of Mercer On Mission to develop a map highlighting mercury hot spots created by artisanal mining and the industry’s processing plants. Read more >