• Taylor Phillips and Lauren Warning summer 2015

Student Research and Scholarship

More than 60 students collaborate with faculty on a variety of research projects each summer as part of Muhlenberg's vibrant research community. Topics can be student- or faculty-driven, and span the natural and social sciences, humanities and the arts.

Examples of recent student research include:

Students are typically on campus for 8-10 weeks of full-time research and receive a stipend, housing and college credit.

Our undergraduate researchers join in a weekly summer seminar series in which students discuss their work and present their work to the entire campus community at an annual poster session. Student research may result in publication in academic journals and students may travel off-campus to present their scholarly work at regional, national and international conferences, with travel funds provided by the school.

Many students take the opportunity to continue their summer research during the academic year by registering for independent study credit or a research assistantship under the guidance of a faculty member. These programs provide hands-on experience with a faculty mentor to complement their classroom education with practical work experience.

Research funding comes from a variety of sources, including national grants and foundation support; Summer Research Grants from the dean of academic life, Research Collaboration grants from the Provost’s office, and generous support from alumni and friends of the College.