Science Research

Participating in research experiences as an undergraduate is an excellent way to add depth to your science understanding and actively engage with what you are learning in the classroom. By doing so, you further develop your laboratory, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and you start to build your network with faculty members. Research experiences are valuable components to your resume, and they can make you more competitive for both graduate school and industry opportunities.


Wellesley Opportunities

Wellesley is known for providing spaces for undergraduate science research. If you are interested in doing research on campus, you can and should speak directly with faculty members with whom you are interested in working. Wellesley also offers some formal programs to participate in undergraduate research or to receive funding for research or presentations.

Students from groups under-represented in the sciences may also wish to explore Wellesley's McNair Scholars Program (open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents) and the Clare Boothe Luce Scholars Program (open to international students, as well as U.S. applicants).

Off-Campus Opportunities

Institutions and organizations across the the US and abroad often provide undergraduate research opportunities, typically during the summer.

Updated May 2, 2022