Summer Science Scholarships are designed to allow students to work closely with a faculty mentor on a research project during the summer. Students write a proposal that is submitted for review by the Science Division during the spring semester. If funded, the student receives a stipend and funds for research materials and supplies. Students present the results of their work at a public poster session in the fall semester that follows their summer research experience.
Many summer science projects lead to presentations at national or regional meetings and/or publication of the findings in professional journals.