From developing an alternative test for colorectal cancer to researching ways to reduce greenhouse gases, many undergraduate students spend their summers contributing to professors’ research projects at the School of Engineering.
Stanford psychology majors are collaborating with department faculty in research projects on topics including empathy’s role in the criminal justice system, cystic fibrosis and cross-cultural understanding of well-being.
Last summer, Claudia McKenzie ’18 uncovered a 10,000 year old painting using just small dental tools. The find came during McKenzie’s first experience with archaeology, at the Stanford Archaeology Center’s “field school” in Catalhoyuk, Turkey.
Last year, in an effort to fund as many student researchers as possible, the University cut social events associated with the Summer Research College (SRC). These events won’t be returning this year and undergraduate research funds have been cut by 18 percent, according to Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) John Bravman ’79 M.S. ’81 Ph.D. ‘85.