A Head Start on Collegiate Research
Approximately 10 Bucknell STEM Scholars will come to Bucknell's campus the summer before their first year. If you become a Bucknell STEM Scholar, you'll get to know your faculty and peer mentors, learn research methods and begin to transition to college life. You'll live with your peers in a community that brings together your experiences inside and outside of class, and gain a hands-on introduction to laboratory research under the close mentorship of a Bucknell professor. As a Bucknell STEM Scholar, your five-week summer transition and research program will lay the foundation for future research interests as well as your relationships with faculty and peers.
During the summer before your first year at Bucknell, you will:
- Learn research methods.
- Conduct research with a faculty mentor and research team.
- Attend workshops on academic success and the transition to college.
- Participate in group activities and weekend excursions.
- Receive a stipend and on-campus housing.
- Be expected to stay on campus for the duration of the program.
You will also be encouraged to continue working on research projects with faculty and to present your work in oral or poster presentations as well as peer-reviewed scholarship throughout your Bucknell academic career.
Dates for the 2022 STEM Scholars Program have been tentatively set for June 26 to July 29.
Professor Emily Stowe, biology
310 Rooke Science Center
Professor Erin Jablonski, interim dean of engineering
230 Dana Engineering Building
How to Apply
Interested students who have been admitted to the Class of 2026 should apply to be considered for the STEM Scholars Program by April 24, 2022. Use the link in the banner below.