Hamilton College Receives Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program Award
The award is intended to encourage graduate education in biology and chemistry through undergraduate research opportunities. In addition, these student research projects will foster cross-disciplinary cooperation among the faculty mentors.
Hamilton is a co-educational, residential liberal arts college of 1,650 students and 175 full-time faculty members offering courses in 24 departments and 14 interdisciplinary programs.
Each science department at Hamilton offers a demanding curriculum of courses that culminates with the Senior Thesis. The Senior Thesis requires each student to investigate a substantive research question. Students must defend their research and conclusions in a public forum, such as departmental oral presentations. Many students also submit their work for publication in scientific journals and present their findings at regional and national conference.