Summer OpportunitiesUndergraduate Research, Scholarship, Creativity, and Dialogue

Visit the Summer Employment website for forms and deadlines for students and faculty collaborating on research.

There are many opportunities for students to engage in Research, Scholarship, Creativity, and Dialogue (RSCD) opportunities in the summer. Student-faculty collaborations involve in-depth, faculty-sponsored inquiry projects in any discipline. Summer projects may take different forms:

  • research assistantship [e.g. working in a faculty member's lab or on a faculty-driven research project]
  • independently-conceived student project with a faculty member as a mentor
  • equal partnership between a faculty member and a student

In summer 2020, 47 Gustavus students conducted research in collaboration with Gustavus faculty. These students were mentored by 23 Gustavus faculty, from 12 different departments and programs, including: Theatre & Dance, Scandinavian Studies, Political Science, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Environmental Studies, English, Communication Studies, Chemistry, Biology, and Art.

Summer opportunities at Gustavus include: