Summer Research at Middlebury

Each summer at Middlebury, over 100 students are engaged in on-campus research with a faculty mentor. The topics range from Philosophy to Biochemistry. Most students are paid through various funding sources, including faculty grants and college endowed funds. Positions are available through individual faculty members. Students should contact faculty they wish to work with by March. See more information about research assistants.

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The Summer 2015 Research Program
Supports both students on and off-campus engaged in undergraduate research. 

Welcome Luncheon
Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 12 pm
Bicentennial Great Hall
for research assistants and their mentors.

Research Luncheon: Marketing Your Research Skills
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 12 pm
Bicentennial Great Hall
Grab lunch in the great hall (if you signed up) and then move into 216 (STEM) and 220 (arts, humanities and social sciences). Presentations by the Center for Careers and Internships' (CCI) Mary Lothrop and Tim Mosehauer. Sign up by Sunday 6/28 to reserve lunch.
Microsoft Office document iconResearch Luncheon Handout- Your Value Proposition.doc

Research Luncheon: Graduate School Panel
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 12 pm
Hillcrest 103
Join a newer faculty panel discussion on graduate school considerations. Panelists: Adam Dean (Political Science), AJ Vasiliou (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Ananya Christman (Computer Science), and Brandon Baird (Spanish & Portuguese). Sign up by Sunday 7/19 to reserve lunch.

Summer Research Symposium
Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2 pm
Bicentennial Great Hall
Includes a poster session with refreshments. The entire campus community is invited to attend.

Presenting at the Symposium

To participate in the symposium presenters must submit an abstract by Thursday, July 23, 2015 by emailing the application to

Information will appear in the program at the event and online (2013summersympSample Program). Please get your professor's permission for release.

Resources to help students prepare and print posters or work on conference presentations:

Illustrator Workshop
To assist students in generating quality images and posters of their summer research Mack Roark will be providing a workshop in Illustrator at the Wilson Multimedia Development Lab (LIB  220) on
Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:30 – 2:45 pm
Please contact Mack directly by July 20 to reserve a space.

Student Symposium Presenter Information
Information and links on writing abstracts, creating posters, and who to contact for help can be found here.