Eph Athletes in 2012 Summer Science Research Program

(l. to r.): Tala Abujbara, Becca Maher & Shelby Shote
(l. to r.): Tala Abujbara, Becca Maher & Shelby Shote

Nearly 200 students participate in summer scientific research at Williams as fully funded research fellows. In all there are more than 300 Williams students on campus engaged in some form of research this summer.

The Summer Humanities and Social Sciences program supports research by students from underrepresented minority groups and/or first generation college students.

The National Science Foundation-funded SMALL Program – the country’s largest undergraduate math research program supports the work of as many 32 students from Williams and other colleges who publish their work in mathematics journals and present it at conferences around the country.

Little wonder Williams leads all colleges in the number of National Science Foundation (NSF) grants won by students. Williams is also tops among liberal arts colleges in the number of NSF grants supporting faculty research.

Ten percent of each graduating class at Williams goes on to earn a Ph. D. in science or mathematics.

Watch the accompanying video HERE and meet seven of the current Eph athletes who participated in summer science research opportunities on campus.

Special thanks to professors Marsha Altschuler, Amy Gehring, Tiku Majumder, Lee Park, Cesar Silva and Steve Swoap.

And, of course, many thanks to the Eph athletes Tala Abujbara, Bryan Chow, Becca Maher, Georgi Salant, Shelby Shote, Felix Sun, and Emily Wickstrom.