University is strongly committed to the goal of providing students, particularly
those from underrepresented backgrounds, with the opportunity to explore
their potential for being researchers and educators in science, mathematics,
and engineering areas. We welcome the opportunity to serve as mentors
and to give students a taste of what research is all about.
Associate Provost and
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
part of its Summer Research Institute, The University of Mississippi is
offering a combination of programs designed to give undergraduate students
the chance to explore their interests in science, mathematics, engineering,
and technology research.
These Summer Research Scholars will be introduced to the culture of being
a researcher and will have hands-on opportunities to work on their own
projects under the guidance of a faculty member. Faculty members are given
$1000 per student to help cover research expenses.
This will be more than the typical (single lab placement) summer research
internship. Students will hear presentations by leading faculty on topics
ranging from scientific ethics to scientific strategies; will tour a variety
of laboratories to hear about cutting-edge research projects; and will
be coached on how to give technology-based presentations, how to do research
using library and online resources, and how to master the fundamentals
of numerical data analysis and graphical presentation.
There will be significant emphasis on working as a team with other students
in the program and in developing problem-solving skills. Undergraduate
students will receive this training while registered for an Introduction
to Research course, which will all be in addition to hands-on laboratory
research experience under the guidance of an active faculty member.
The Summer Research Institute for Undergraduates is open to undergraduates
at various stages in their young academic careers. Science, mathematics,
and engineering majors who have completed at least their freshman years
(rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) are eligible. A special bridge
program also will be offered for graduate students who will be entering
science, mathematics, and engineering programs in the fall.