Program Dates

  • May 30 - August 5, 2011 (ten weeks)

Program Guidance

  • Director - Professor John K. Snyder
  • Coordinator - Ms. Katinka I. Csigi


  • $4,400 Stipend
  • Conducting interdisciplinary research at the interface of chemistry/biology/physics
  • Training on state-of-the-art instrumentation
  • Guidance in presentation/communication/resume-writing skills
  • Presentation of work at a University-wide research symposium at the end of the summer research session
  • Weekly science seminars and laboratory group meetings


  • Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in Boston-area Community Colleges
  • Graduation in Spring 2011 is acceptable
  • Participation by members of underrepresented minority groups (African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans) is encouraged


  1. Complete the online application with your contact information (address, phone number, and e-mail).
  2. Send an unofficial transcript (by mail or e-mail attachment to the contact information provided).
  3. Send a list of current classes.
  4. Provide a brief description (one page max) stating your general interests in science, current thoughts on career goals if any have been formulated, and your general area of research interest . You may also list up to 5 research advisors you would be interested in working with, though this isn't necessary.
  5. Send two letters of recommendation (again directly by mail or as e-mail attachments).