Student Science Research

Our 10-week Student Science Research program offers an opportunity to focus on a research project while working alongside a professor. Projects explore topics in biology, chemistry, physics, and more.

What are you doing this summer?

At Redlands, you can spend 10 weeks doing research relevant to your career goals, earn money while doing it, and still have time to visit one of Southern California’s popular beaches.

You’ll work as a team member alongside faculty on projects that range from lab to field work. Recent projects include:

  • Tracking marine life off the Los Angeles coast with Lei Lani Stelle
  • Studying tree rings in an alpine meadow with Hillary Jenkins
  • Using GIS tools to find the best places to capture rainwater in the Mojave Desert with Ruijin Ma
  • Exploring safer alternatives to synthetic fertilizer with Dan Wacks

Plus you’ll enjoy weekly “brown-bag lunches” where you and your fellow students present updates on your research findings. You’ll also get to participate in an annual poster symposium that showcases your summer research work.

As a program participant, you’ll receive a stipend and campus housing for the duration of your research project. For more information, please contact Eric Hill.

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