2023 Summer Research Program

This summer, over 150 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 and salads. Please arrive at noon to make sure options are available or bring your lunch and relax with researchers on the patio.

Hillcrest 103

Graduate School Panel

Come have lunch and hear newer faculty discuss the graduate school experience. Panelists currently include Becky Tang (MATH), Emily Putnam (BIOL), and Cole Dovey (CHEM). The session will be moderated by Lisa Gates (CTLR).

Register for the in-person event and lunch count.

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. This session will be offered twice. All SRAs are welcome at either session as there will be overlap.

In-Person Lunch at Noon (Non-STEM): with Tim Mosehauer from the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI). Register for the lunch.

Zoom at 7 pm (STEM): with Mary Lothrop from the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research. Register to receive the Zoom link.


STEM Fellowship Info Session

Learn about nationally competitive fellowship opportunities for STEM students, including the Goldwater (for sophomores and juniors) and NSF-GRFP, Churchill, Gates-Cambridge, Fulbright and more post-graduate opportunities. Many require US citizenship. Lisa Gates, Mary Lothrop and Hannah Benz will host the session on Zoom. Session will be recorded. Registration information coming soon!

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 18.

Fun SRA Activities

Board Game Nights

Greg Pask (Biology) will be organizing game nights. All are welcome. Bring your favorite games. Snacks will be provided by Undergraduate Research. Dates: Wednesday, 6/21 and 7/12 at 7 pm in MBH 319.

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