Awarded to undergraduate Biology majors who partner with Biology Department Faculty members to complete a 10-week research project over the summer. Along with summer research, students are required to enroll in BIOL 3185 during the spring semester prior to their research, BIOL 318R during the summer of their research, and BIOL 3189 and 3190 the fall semester after their research.
BIOL 3185 is used to develop research plans prior to beginning research. BIOL 318R allows students to receive their stipends. BIOL 3189 allows students to learn how to present research findings. Finally, BIOL 3190 allows students to receive credit for the research they completed over the summer.
There is also a poster presentation held at the end of the summer, where students can share their projects. This opportunity is typically awarded to five students every summer and is funded by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences. Each student receives a stipend of $4,000 ($2,000 dispersed in early June, and $2,000 dispersed in early July). The Biology Department sends out application materials in late September, and they are due in mid-October (specific deadline will be listed on application materials each year).