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Undergraduate Summer Research Program

  • Molly Olson and Engin Sungur-Summer 2013

    Molly Olson and Engin Sungur-Summer 2013

  • Kristina Hernandez & Timna Wyckoff-Summer 2013

    Kristina Hernandez & Timna Wyckoff-Summer 2013

  • Zach Klassen-HHMI Poster Session-Summer 2013

    Zach Klassen-HHMI Poster Session-Summer 2013

  • HHMI Poster Session-Summer 2013

    HHMI Poster Session-Summer 2013

  • Justin Irlbeck- HHMI Poster Session-Summer 2013

    Justin Irlbeck- HHMI Poster Session-Summer 2013

Program Description

The HHMI Undergraduate Summer Research Program will give students the opportunity to engage in more in-depth research projects and to remain involved in science during faculty’s prime research time. The intent of summer research is for undergraduate students to experience research so that it will prepare them for graduate schools and research careers.

Expectations

Students will be expected to work up to 37 hours a week for up to 10 weeks during the summer.

Students may be required to attend instructional sessions or informal presentations and present their research in the HHMI Poster Session. There will also be social events.

Students will be encouraged to share their research with the Morris Campus community by presenting at the annual Morris Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Students will also be encouraged to continue their work, within the academic year, by applying for research funding from other sources and presenting at regional and national professional meetings. Travel grants could also be made available for those students presenting at conferences.

Stipend

Students accepted into the summer research program will be paid $9.50 an hour (up to $3500), plus a housing allowance of $700. Funding will also be provided for supplies and travel to field sites if applicable.

Application Process

The student selection is a competitive process, there will be approximately 20 spots made available for Summer 2014.

All students are encouraged to apply, though priority will be given to students who are a) part of the first generation in their family to go to college, b) from families with high financial need, or c) a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.

Students will be notified mid-February if they have been accepted into the research program.

To Apply

Application for Summer 2014 is now closed.

Questions?

If you have questions about the summer research program or application process please contact Amanda Flinn.

If you have questions about a research project please contact that faculty member directly.

Deadline

Application deadline is Tuesday, January 21, 2014.