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Science Summer Research at Calvin

Research opportunities

At Calvin, science comes alive as students partner with faculty to conduct research in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology/geography, mathematics/statistics, nursing, physics/astronomy and psychology.

Paid research fellowships are available each summer. In 2016:

  • 88 students worked with 41 Calvin professors from nine departments.
  • 55 research projects explored a wide variety of projects ranging from cancer research to a water supply design for gardens to studying hind limb form and function in early cetaceans to studying the orbital eccentricity of a specific binary star. See more 2016 projects.
  • Students received a $3,900 stipend for 10 weeks of research.
  • 40% of the projects were externally funded by grants from outside Calvin College
  • 34.8% more were funded by private donors