The 2019 Summer Research Program

See the Research Assistant Info in the student resources to find additional information on being an RA on campus. 

Activities Schedule

Welcome Luncheon
June 11 at 12-1 pm
McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall
Share a casual meal with your fellow research assistants and their mentors. 

Summer Research Data Workshop Series
Starts June 18 at 1-3 pm
Complete details and sign up

Research Luncheon: CCI Guests
June 27 at 12-1 pm in MBH 216
Come have lunch and discuss strategies for maximizing your summer experience and leveraging your new skills.
Sign up

Research Luncheon: Graduate School Panel
July 11 at 12-1 pm in MBH 216
Come have lunch and hear newer faculty discuss the graduate school experience.
Sign Up

Summer Research Symposium
Thursday, July 25 at 2 pm
McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall
Includes a poster session with refreshments. The entire campus community is invited to attend. See below information on how to present.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

All summer researchers are expected to have training in research ethics. Middlebury subscribes to the CITI Programs online training. The RCR module can be completed at your own pace and you receive a certificate of completion at the end. Students working in NSF funded labs are required to complete the training.

See more information and instructions on how to access the RCR trainings here.

Lab Safety Trainings

If you will be working in a science position you are also required to attend a lab safety training.  Check the schedule online at for dates and times or contact Cathy Ekstrom at for more information. 

Presenting at the Summer Symposium

To participate in the symposium presenters must submit an abstract by Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Microsoft Office document icon2019_sursabstractform.doc

Information will appear in the program at the event and online (2013summersympSample Program). Please get your professor's permission for release or have them contact URO about requesting restrictions.

Resources to help students prepare and print posters

Posters should be approximately 41" high x 64.5" wide in size. The height cannot be larger due to by the paper roll size in the available plotter printers. This width (or length) fits well on the provided poster boards. You can adjust the size to fit your project as necessary. Poster plotters are located in Armstrong Library and Davis Library. We recommend using Illustrator but other applications such as PowerPoint may also work well. Additional instructions on printing will be sent to those who submit abstracts. Poster templates for both Illustrator and PowerPoint are also available.

Using Illustrator for Posters
To assist students in generating quality images and posters of their summer research Joe Durante will lead two workshops or Digital Media Tutors are available in the Wilson Multimedia Development Lab (LIB  220) daily.

Illustrator Workshops: Wednesday, July 10 in the Wilson Media Lab (Lib 220) either 10-11:30 am or 3-4:30 pm. Sign up for 10 am or sign up for 3 pm.

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