Through independent projects, the Senior Program, research with faculty members, and summer internships, Hamilton provides an increasing number of opportunities for students to engage in significant — often publishable — research at the undergraduate level.

Hands-On Collaborative Research

Summer Research

Hamilton offers its students outstanding opportunities to conduct research in all disciplines. Approximately 120 students receive grants each summer.

Publish & Present

Whether it’s during the academic year or the summer, Hamilton students collaborate with professors on original research. Often their work results in articles published in peer-reviewed journals or in presentations at national conferences. 

Student Stories

During the academic year and over the summer, Hamilton students put into practice the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, lab, and studio. Every student graduates having completed a capstone experience, which typically involves significant research or an original artistic creation. Here are some recent examples.

Ellie Sangree ’24 and Jesse Wexler ’24 hold their Grand Prize trophy at the 2024 New York Business Plan Competition

Students’ Business Wins Grand Prize in Statewide Competition

Ellie Sangree ’24 and Jesse Wexler ’24 have teamed up and combined their respective science and business acumen to revolutionize the future of clean water.

Charlotte Whiting (left), Thomas Meyers, Chief of EMS (center left), Sydney Tran (center right), and Madison Monroe (right) review their presentation on data organization for the Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Comp. Sci. Seniors Lend Expertise to Area Nonprofits

Core to Hamilton’s computer science curriculum is the senior project where seniors offer their expertise to local projects, often supporting faculty. This fall, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sarah Morrison-Smith decided to incorporate ethics and social good into her seminar by having students work with area nonprofits.

2024 Bristol Winners - Annie Kennedy and Luis Felipe López Cruz

2024 Bristol Fellows to Explore Orchid Culture, the Potential of Trash

Ann “Annie” Kennedy ’24 and Luis Felipe López Cruz ’24 received Hamilton’s prestigious Bristol Fellowship. The program is designed to “encourage discovery of self and the world, a greater appreciation and understanding of people and culture, and to enable individuals to act on great ideas through independent study projects.”


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