Science Horizons will provide significant mentoring for 20 first-year students each year. In the fall, Science Horizons discussions will revolve around all aspects of research—how to get involved, including the possibilities available on and off campus, the benefits, the role of undergraduate research in future careers, and our current students’ research projects. During the spring semester, Science Horizons discussions will revolve around “big questions” and emphasize interdisciplinary problems in biology that will influence students’ perceptions about the impact of biology on their world.
Science Horizons students will receive support to conduct research over the January interim session and have the opportunity to present their results at a scientific conference. In addition, students can apply for a paid Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship for the summer following their first year.