2022 Summer Research Program

This summer, over 175 research assistants are working on campus and remotely with faculty mentors in 30 departments. Below are are workshops and resources for SRAs.

MBH Great Hall and Discovery Court

Summer Research Welcome Luncheon

Welcome lunch for summer research assistants and their faculty mentors. Join us for a casual meal of pizza, salads and sides. There will be dietary restrictive items available. Please arrive at noon to make sure options are available or bring your lunch and relax with researchers on the patio.

Hillcrest 103 and Online via Zoom

Graduate School Panel

Come have lunch and hear newer faculty discuss the graduate school experience. Panelists currently include Ben Cotts (CHEM), Jennifer Crodelle (MATH), Viola Huang (Black Studies), and Allison Jacobel (GEOL). The session will be moderated by Lisa Gates (CTLR). Registration is appreciated for the in-person lunch count. Or if you would like to join over Zoom, register to receive the Zoom link.

Hillcrest 103

Updating Your Resume: Highlighting Your Research and Other Transferrable Skills (Non-STEM)

Make the most of your summer research experience by learning to leverage your new skills and update your resume with Tim Mosehauer from the Center for Careers and Internships. This session will be held twice at noon (non-STEM) and 7 pm (STEM). All SRAs are welcome at either session as there will be overlap. Registration is appreciated for the lunch count.

Online via Zoom

Updating Your Resume: Highlighting Your Research and Other Transferrable Skills (STEM)

Make the most of your summer research experience by learning to leverage your new skills and update your resume with Mary Lothrop from the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research. This session will be held twice at noon (non-STEM) and 7 pm (STEM). All SRAs are welcome at either session as there will be overlap. Register to receive the Zoom link.

MBH Great Hall

Summer Research Symposium

The Middlebury Community is invited to engage with summer research assistants about what they discovered through poster presentations. SRAs who would like to present need to submit their information by Tuesday, July 26.

Fun SRA Activities

Board Game Night

Greg Pask (Biology) will be organizing game nights. All are welcome. Bring your favorite games. Snacks will be provided by Undergraduate Research. The first is on Thursday, 6/30 at 7 pm in MBH 319.

Stargazing at the Mittelman Observatory

Middlebury’s observatory is located in MBH on the 7th floor. See dates and times of upcoming stargazing open houses.

MiddLab Data Workshops

Each summer MiddLab offers software and data workshops. Lasting one to three hours on Zoom, they will generally start at 1 pm ET. Below is the tentative schedule. See more details and register at go.middlebury.edu/middlab-data-workshops 

June 7 (Tue): The Terminal and the Command Line, pt.1
June 8 (Wed): Organizing and Managing Research Data
June 9 (Thu): The Terminal and the Command Line, pt. 2
June 14 (Tue): Introduction to R and RStudio
June 16 (Thu): Data Wrangling in R with dplyr and tidyr
June 21 (Tue): Linux at Middlebury
June 22 (Wed): Python, pt. 1
June 23 (Thu): Designing Better Data Visualizations
June 28 (Tue): Creating High Quality Graphics in R with ggplot2
June 29 (Wed): Python, pt. 2
July 7 (Thu): Introduction to Text Mining in R
July 13 (Wed): Introduction to Geospatial Data in R
July 20 (Wed): High-Performance Computing and Slurm at Middlebury

Research Training

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

It is highly recommended that all summer researchers complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) module. You will need to create an account and login to save your progress. All students can take any of the research training modules Middlebury has available. You will receive a certificate at the end of each module. Students in labs funded by NSF grants are required to complete RCR training. See information and instructions on RCR trainings.

Lab Safety Trainings

If you will be working in McCardell Bicentennial Hall you are also required to attend lab safety training. See the information online or contact Cathy Ekstrom at cekstrom@middlebury.edu.

LinkedIn Learning

Middlebury has an institutional subscription to LinkedIn Learning providing free access to thousands of courses on technology, software and web development, business, and design or tutorials on skills in software like Excel and the Adobe suite, or writing a resume or cover letter. It is a great resource to check out.

Meet with a CCI Advisor

Summer is a great time to talk with a CCI advisor about your interests, your research work and potential professional pathways. Read about the advisors and make an appointment on Handshake with one who aligns with your interest areas.

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research
Davis Family Library, Suite 225
Middlebury, VT 05753