SCOPE—Summer Collaborative Opportunities and Experiences
SCOPE Scholars spend eight weeks during the summer conducting paid, full-time research alongside Southwestern faculty mentors.
The Projects and Mentors page has been updated with 2022 SCOPE faculty. This page includes details on SCOPE mentors and their planned research for summer 2022.
Through SU’s Summer Collaborative Opportunities and Experiences, or SCOPE, students partner with faculty and fellow undergraduates from across the disciplines—including the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the arts—to engage in scholarly and creative inquiry. While living on campus for eight weeks, students receive a stipend to collaborate full-time on SU faculty research projects and artistic works, from developing artificial intelligence for video games and identifying mollusks using environmental DNA to examining the leadership styles of CEOs and investigating the racial history of the University. They also engage in weekly social and academic events, fostering a tight-knit learning community as well as individual professional development. This intensive experience culminates in the presentation of projects at a fall open house as well as at our annual Research and Creative Works Symposium in the spring—both exciting opportunities for students to share their work with the Southwestern community.
One of Southwestern’s most exhilarating events is the annual Research and Creative Works Symposium. This conference celebrates students’ devotion to technological and aesthetic innovation, original research in many fields, and community-engaged learning.
By engaging undergraduates in their research and creative programs, Southwestern faculty provide the mentorship that is crucial for student success and makes the Southwestern Experience truly memorable.
Every student at Southwestern University engages in research and creative projects, whether it’s writing a literature review for a final sociology essay or designing a theatrical performance for a capstone course. But undergraduate research goes well beyond the classroom…