Background Image

Summer Research

In this Section

The Clarkson School, in conjunction with Clarkson University's Honors Program, offers 3-5 incoming Clarkson School students the opportunity to conduct research prior to their first semester of study. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with campus and the community before they even start classes!

Students will join the pre-freshman honors class in a five week long research program starting in early July and ending in early August. Given this opportunity, students will be matched with a faculty mentor who will provide supervision and help develop research skills appropriate to the student's chosen field. These students will also meet weekly with Honors students conducting summer research, to learn about their work and improve professional skills. At the same time, they will be part of an intense community of scholars on campus, with unique access to faculty and facilities before everyone else arrives in the Fall. Summer research will conclude in a presentation of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) conference at Clarkson University.

Clarkson School Students who are interested in Summer Research should contact the Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Matthew Rutherford, for more information on the application process.

Brittany Snyder TCS '13

Sponsored by the Honors Program, Clarkson School student Brittany Snyder participated in a five-week-long Summer Research opportunity.  Brittany worked under Dr. Devon Shipp of the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science in his Polymer and Science Research lab.  His research focuses on the chemistry and properties of different polymers and applications of these materials.