Summer research scholar program
Professor Bob Williamson, previously Chair of the College Research Committee says: "The summer scholar program is an ideal opportunity for you to try your hand at research if you are thinking of possibly studying for a PhD. There are two key decisions you need to make - your choice of supervisor, and the project. The projects are grouped and described within our research themes below.
You should do your homework on your supervisor - look up their home page; look up the papers they have written and the impact they have had (Google Scholar). Think about your supervisor as a mentor, not only for their academic credentials, but also for what they can bring to you in terms of life skills and their other interests. You can learn a lot from a homepage!
If you are in to 'do-it-yourself' and have an idea for a research project, then you can create your own. You will need to be knowledgeable and creative, and capable of independent thought - all the attributes that make good researchers - to convince us that your project is worth pursuing. Again, do your homework first; check out the researcher as your potential supervisor by looking up their home page and discovering their research interests before preparing your one page proposal. And make sure you present a high-quality, well written proposal. A summer scholarship with one of our world class researchers will be of enormous value to you in a future research career.
Whether you choose an exisiting project, or create your own, I wish you the best of luck!"
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