Applications for summer research program being accepted through Feb. 20

J.P. Gannon (right), WCU assistant professor of geology, and junior geology major Joshua Tatum install a groundwater well at the Western Carolina Hydrologic Research Station on WCU’s campus as a part of their project “How Groundwater Chemistry Can Establish Important Connections Between Ephemeral Channels and Higher-Order Streams.”

J.P. Gannon (right), WCU assistant professor of geology, and geology major Joshua Tatum install a groundwater well at the Western Carolina Hydrologic Research Station on WCU’s campus as part of their Summer Undergraduate Research Program project in the summer of 2016.

Applications are being accepted through Monday, Feb. 20, from Western Carolina University undergraduate students and their faculty mentors who are interested in participating in intensive research work through the university’s second annual Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

Approximately 10 teams of students and faculty members will be chosen to take part in the program this coming summer. The application process includes a proposal from each student-faculty team that describes the nature of the research project to be undertaken, the line of inquiry and the overall goals of the project.

This year’s SURP will be held on campus Wednesday, May 31, through Wednesday, July 26. Students and faculty members receive a stipend for the eight-week commitment.

The selected teams will be notified by Friday, March 24.

More information is available at this website or by contacting Jill Granger, dean of the Honors College, at jngranger@wcu.edu, or Bill Kwochka, program director and associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, at kwochka@wcu.edu.