Research Rookies links undergraduate first-year, sophomore, and first-semester transfer students with faculty mentors in their major or area of interest to conduct a small-scale research project. Research Rookies is open to students from all colleges, departments, and majors. Students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.
As a Research Rookie, students will:
Learn what research looks like in their field of study
Learn how to write a formal research proposal
Gain experience working alongside talented faculty
Attend professional and academic enrichment activities
Double Huskies Jaymie and Harry Simmon were inspired by some of our best and brightest when they attended Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day in 2011. They viewed more than 120 student presentations, including several from participants in Research Rookies. They were so impressed with the students’ work and Research Rookies , they were inspired to help.
As a result of that visit, they made a significant gift to provide scholarship and program support for five students from a STEM or health field. Simmon Scholar students are awarded this honor for their academic performance and commitment to Research Rookies. The 2015-16 application deadline is Friday, November 6.