Summer science research opportunity for first-year students

Posted on February 23rd, 2010 by

First-year science students: Are you interested in a Gustavus research experience this summer?

Spencer Bonnerup, one of last year's HHMI summer researchers, checks on his pesticide-treated plants in the greenhouse.

Applications are now being accepted for a special summer research opportunity open only to Gustavus students currently in their first year, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Projects are available with faculty members in the biology and chemistry departments and the biochemistry, environmental studies, and neuroscience programs.

Join the summer community of Gustavus faculty and student science researchers!
As a summer research student, you would work closely with a Gustavus professor on one of his or her research projects. Not only will you learn a lot about science and the research process, you have the fun and satisfaction of being personally involved in a real research project that is expanding the boundaries of scientific knowledge. The Gustavus summer research environment is lively and fun, with students and faculty getting to know each other through research collaborations, student research presentations, and community building activities.

There will be an information session about this program on Wednesday, February 24th, 7-8 pm, in Nobel 201. For more information about this program and the application form, contact Brandy Russell ( Application deadline is Friday, March 5th. For more information on the Gustavus research experience in general, visit

If you are not eligible for this program but are interested in summer research opportunities, please know there are other opportunities available. See my recent post on finding summer research opportunities, or talk with faculty members in your discipline for more information.


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