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FAQs

Q: I am interested in doing research in the summer at CC. How do I find opportunities?

A: Talk to your professors and find out what research projects they are planning for the summer and if they plan to take on students. Start planning early-- many professors begin to identify and select their summer research students early in the spring semester.

Q: How much is the summer research stipend?

A: For a student participating in a full 10 weeks of summer research, they can typically count on a stipend of about $4,000. 

Q: Is there support for housing?

A: Students who are receiving summer research stipends from working with a CC faculty member are eligible to apply for the Dean's Office Student Researcher Housing Award. The award is first-come-first-serve and covers up to 10 weeks of on-campus housing at a double room rate. The application typically opens after spring break. Students receiving the housing award must purchase a summer meal plan.

Q: Where can I present my work after my summer research?

A: Students present their research in a variety of outlets. All CC students receiving some form of college support (stipend, housing award) present at the Summer Research Symposium that is held in the fall semester. Additionally many students also present at CSURF (Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum) as well as in their departmental senior research presentation day. Students with strong project will often present at national conferences and be supported by the Conference Presentation Grant for their conference attendance.

Q: Who do I contact?

A: Lisa Schwartz lisa.schwartz@coloradocollege.edu or 719-389-6685