Undergraduate research initiatives are central to Bryn Mawr 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 percent 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-plus students with 10-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 program is restricted to Bryn Mawr students and Haverford students majoring in the sciences at Bryn Mawr, who are doing discovery-based research in the laboratory or field with Bryn Mawr faculty.
- Dates for the 10-week summer program were June 4 to August 10, 2018.
- Applicants completed the Summer Science Research online form (2018 due date: March 7). Applicants write two 250-word essays: a Research Statement, and a Personal Statement. The Research Statement addresses the research goals to be explored over the summer, while the Personal Statement addresses how this research will contribute to the student's life and academic goals, and how it fits in with goals for their at Bryn Mawr and beyond.
- Notifications are sent out during the first week in April.