Raised to Date: $826,375
Goal: $1.5 Million
The best liberal arts colleges offer comprehensive undergraduate research programs. Today’s best graduate schools expect students to have taken part in authentic research projects – independently and with faculty mentors. Muhlenberg College students have engaged in substantive research projects for years. In 2006, we began investing additional funds to expand the research program, resulting in published work in scholarly journals, competitive national graduate fellowships and an increase in the acceptance of our graduates into top graduate and medical schools. As in the past, our current undergraduate research programs, however, largely involve students from the sciences. Through The Campaign for Muhlenberg College, we are committed to growing the program so more students from a wider array of major programs can access these transformative research experiences.
In addition to helping us expand undergraduate research opportunities, support for student research at Muhlenberg will provide funds for essentials such as equipment, materials and travel to research sites and academic conferences – as well as stipends for more intensive research projects conducted over the summer.