The Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Computer Science, Neuroscience, Physics and Public Health Departments
invite applications for summer research students
- Austin College biology, chemistry, mathematics/computer science, neuroscience, physics, or public health students
- No previous research experience required.
Applications for Summer 2023 are open!
Expectations of stipend recipients
- Enthusiasm for original research
- Put in at least 300 hours over the course of the summer
- A willingness to adapt your schedule to the needs of the research project
- No concurrent jobs or summer courses
- Biology & chemistry students are required to make a presentation to the Biology or Chemistry Department during the subsequent Fall or Spring semesters
- Attend presentations by Austin College faculty on potential research projects.
Biology Department: Thursday, February 9, 4:30 p.m., IC 127
Chemistry Department: Wednesday, February 22, 4:30 p.m., IC 127
- Review faculty areas of research interest (see list below) regarding potential topics. Please note, faculty in the Department of Biology and Drs. Hebda and Richardson request potential applicants meet with them prior to applying. These meetings should be scheduled as soon as possible in the new year.
- Complete and submit the Online Application.
- Interested students are encouraged to attend the Austin College Scholarship Conference (ACSC), March 23-25, 2023 to discuss with current students work ongoing in prospective labs.
Potential Sponsors for Summer 2023
Successful candidates will be selected based on 1) Quality of application statement (and any other written material requested by your proposed sponsor); 2) Courses taken; 3) Austin College record; and 4) Available research positions with faculty members.
Departments of Mathematics & Computer Science
Jack Mealy - Staircase Metric Geometry
Departments of Physics
Andra Petrean – Nanoscale Physic
David Whelan – Astrophysics
Public Health Program
Saritha Bangara - Women's Health Education
Department of Chemistry
Andy Carr - Organic Chemistry
Ryan Felix - Organic Chemistry
Aaron Harrison - Organic Chemistry
Jim Hebda - Biochemistry
Miguel Leal - Organic Chemistry
John Richardson - Biochemistry
Brad Smucker - Inorganic Chemistry
This program is funded by sources including the Brittain Biology Student Research Endowment, The Andy and Narcadean Buckner Biology Scholars Program, the Howard McCarley Biology Research Endowment, the Welch Foundation, the Discovery Foundation, and the National Science Foundation.
For further information, contact David Aiello (biology), x2027, IC 341.