The Sophomore Research Program provides opportunities for students to work as paid research assistants to Wooster faculty members. Through this program students become true partners with faculty in the research process and acquire an understanding of the process involved in conducting research.
Faculty members in any academic department are able to hire Sophomore Research Assistants. Each semester, approximately 30 projects are funded. The deadline for summer proposals has passed. Proposals for fall semester will be accepted in August.
Students are eligible to participate in the program from the second semester of their first year through the first semester of their junior year. Summer Research students are paid $11.60 per hour and work up to 40 hours per week for 8 weeks. Additional benefits for participants in this program include:
The application deadline for summer 2013 has passed. Openings for fall semester will be posted in early September. The application will require a current resume, make an appointment now with Career Planning to make sure your resume is effective.
During the summer, there are numerous research opportunities found both on and off-campus for students of all class years. For more specific information regarding compensation and working hours, please consult the summer research page.
Please contact Dean Heather Fitz Gibbon (Ext. 2576) or Karen Parthemore (Ext. 2428) with any questions.
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