Only at Valpo

Valpo students know the power of discovery and have opportunities for undergraduate research beginning their freshman year. Situated on the east side of campus, the James S. Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility (SERF) offers something truly unique: the ability to study and research in the only solar furnace located at an undergraduate institution in the United States. With more than 300 stunning curved mirrors and a 20-foot-by-20- foot heliostat, the SERF allows students and faculty to explore ways to use solar energy as a viable alternative energy source — and serves as a beautiful campus landmark for those passing by on Sturdy Road.