Even first-year students may get the chance to do research during the academic year or over the summer. Many students pursue summer research on campus, at other colleges and in government labs.

Bryon Banman ’16, Phoebe Greenwald ’16, Andrew Fletcher ’17 and Eric Antczak ’16 in the Taylor Science Center.

A chance to explore: summer research as a rising sophomore

In high school Andrew Fletcher ’17 did research for months on a project about a new kind of solar energy that uses nanoparticles as light absorbers, and he knew he would apply to do research at Hamilton, where he intends to major in chemistry. The chance came earlier than he’d anticipated; he landed a summer research project after his first year.

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Alex Thompson '13

A graduate’s progress: study at Yale

Alex Thompson ’13 went from Hamilton College to Yale University to earn a doctorate in chemistry. When he attains that, he wants to work in industry to develop new therapeutic drugs.

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