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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.

Summer Research 2021

Applications will be accepted February 9 to March 19, 2021.
(NO applications will be accepted after March 19)

Students will be notified of a decision - April 16, 2021

The NSSRP 2021 officially runs from Monday, June 7 to Friday, August 13, 2021

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

Yvonne Kumon
Assistant to the Associate Dean
(630) 829-6084

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Cheryl Mascarenhas, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Science & Health
(630) 829-6587

Tonia Rucker
Senior Assistant to the Dean
(630) 829-6187

Elizabeth Ritt, Ed.D., RN, NEA-BC, CNE
Dean, Science & Health
(630) 829-1933