Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Inquiry Initiative

Program Details

SCOPE is a student-faculty collaborative summer research program that aims to foster a culture of research, support ongoing faculty development, and promote student investigative learning, persistence, and success.

General Information and Expectations for Students

  • SCOPE is an 8-week summer research program. Students should plan to begin research the week following the last day of the spring semester. Most research groups will work from Wednesday, May 10th to Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 (start/end dates may vary slightly for each group).
  • SCOPE is a full-time job. Students should NOT take classes or have other jobs while participating in this program.
  • Students will receive a $3,000 stipend (paid every other Friday) as well as free on-campus housing for the duration of the program. Living on campus is required.
  • Students are provided with weekly social and academic events throughout the summer which enables students to become members of a tight-knit research community while fostering personal and professional development.
  • Students are required to present their research at two events following the conclusion of the summer program: a poster presentation open house event in Fall 2017, and Southwestern’s Research and Creative Works Symposium in Spring 2018.
  • Some research mentors will expect students to continue their research into the fall semester following SCOPE. Students should check with professors they are interested in researching with if they want the student to continue research into the fall.