Students at Susquehanna take a hands-on approach to summer learning through various research projects. Students benefit from the chance to work closely with faculty members, often in one-on-one or small-group settings. The summer also allows for research scheduled in the lab or field not possible during the academic year.
The Research Partners Program allows students to team up with professors to work on a research project in the sciences. Working on research over the summer is a great way to get a jumpstart on thinking about a future career, or gain the experience you’ll need to get into grad school. Imagine researching spiders with Associate Professor of Biology Matt Persons, crawling down into caves with Assistant Professor of Biology Carlos Iudica, or analyzing the campus’s energy efficiency with Associate Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies Katherine Straub.
The Summer Opportunities for Collaborative Scholarship Fund is a similar program, designed to provide students with the opportunity to perform research in the social sciences over the summer. The program fosters faculty-student scholarship and to offer the same research opportunities in the social sciences and humanities that exist in the natural sciences.