Summer Research 2014  Summer research offers Benedictine students the opportunity to expand their knowledge, hone laboratory skills and gain hands-on experience by working closely with faculty on a variety of scientific research projects.
"My love for math was rediscovered! I had the greatest time during my experiences and can't wait to continue my work. The University's willingness to help further projects and support such research has been remarkable and amazing - and I am certainly very grateful."
 ~ Student Survey Response

Through the program students work one-on-one with College of Science faculty on scientific research projects. This 10-week experience includes a $3,300 stipend and a weekly lunch seminar where students have the occasion to present their research findings to a supportive audience of faculty and peers. Later, students present their findings at local and regional conferences, with some even attending national conferences.

Some students participating in the summer research program will also enroll in a supplemental course called NTSC 397 A College of Science Research Techniques. This course will introduce students to computer programming and analysis of big data sets.

This class is supported by DataCamp, the most intuitive learning platform for data science. Learn R, Python and SQL the way you learn best through a combination of short expert videos and hands-on-the-keyboard exercises. Take over 100+ courses by expert instructors on topics such as importing data, data visualization or machine learning and learn faster through immediate and personalised feedback on every exercise.


Summer Researchers 2018

Application Period Begins - February 2, 2018

Application Deadline - March 9, 2018
(NO applications will be accepted after this date)

Students will be notified of a decision - April 13, 2018 

Orientation - TBA

The NSSRP 2018 officially runs from Monday, June 4 to Friday, August 10, 2018 

Students wishing a research appointment are expected to contact a faculty mentor whose research is of interest to them prior to applying. Please view the "Participating Faculty" page for participating faculty and their projects.



Contact Us
LeeAnn Smith, Ph.D.
NSSRP Director
Phone: 630-829-6525

Rose Fisk
Program Assistant
Phone: 630-829-6565
Birck Hall, Room 135
M-F 8:00-4:00

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William R. Law, Ph.D
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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