Summer Program

Each summer, students apply for funding through the Summer Science Research program, which awards stipends for 10 weeks of independent research under the mentorship of Bryn Mawr faculty. Students also attend professional development workshops, the Ann Lutes Johnson Speaker Series, and talks by Bryn Mawr College faculty, and they present the results of their research to the college community at a Poster Symposium in the fall.

Undergraduate research initiatives are central to the College's approach to science education. All science majors are encouraged to conduct mentored research projects during the summer and/or academic year, and each year over 50% of all science majors do so. Students receive stipends for summer research and academic credit for research performed in the junior and senior years. Since 1989, each summer the College has provided 35+ students with ten-week research stipends to conduct independent research under the guidance of Bryn Mawr faculty members in the sciences and mathematics. The summer program is enriched by professional development workshops and a poster session at which students present their research to the college community.

The College gratefully acknowledges the financial support for undergraduate research provided by:

Ann Lutes Johnson Fund
Carlos Nathaniel Vicens and Maria Teresa Joglar de Vicens Fund
GlaxoSmithKline
Helen Louise Robinson '66 Fund for the Biological Sciences
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Merck
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
Office of the Undergraduate Dean
Robert Conner Undergraduate Biology Fellowship Fund