3 students and 2 professors working together in a lab

Summer Research

Many private foundations, hospitals, and universities have their own undergraduate research programs too, so Google can be a great place to search for such programs. 

Our students also compete successfully for research slots at the Greenwood Genetics Center, the Medical University of South Carolina, and others in state.

Several students have conducted research projects with Wofford professors, as well, and you can apply for grant funding from the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (see Dr. Charles Smith for more information).

Be sure to tell your biology advisor of your interest so that we can talk with you about the possibilities. 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

If you are interested in summer research opportunities, a good place to start is to explore the Research Experiences for Undergraduates that are available throughout the country, as well as abroad. http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5047

Sophomores and Juniors seeking paid research experience during the summer can look at the list posted on the NSF webpage.

Browse the list of research topics and locations where you can pursue research under the mentorship of an REU faculty advisor.

Most of the REUs pay for your travel to and from the university where you would be studying, provide a 10 week stipend, and allow you to interact regularly with other REU students and research faculty in social and academic settings.

For more information on undergraduate research opportunities, go to http://moodle2.wofford.edu/moodle/course/view.php?id=4711