20 Apr Student & Faculty Summer Science Research at the University of Redlands
At the University of Redlands, undergraduate research can play a central part of science education. Students are able to apply for summer opportunities to work on research in collaboration with a faculty member. Research projects have included both lab and field work, and students and faculty members work as a team, studying topics such as the impact of the drought on Southern California’s mountain meadows, spectroscopic analysis of bird feather colors, links between mouse behavior and autism, identification of marine mammals in Southern California, and mammals in San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary surveyed using tracks and game cameras. Students receive stipends for their summer research as well as campus housing for the duration of their project. These stipends allow students to participate in research full-time during the summer while earning money to apply toward their studies.
Ocean photography courtesy of Shane Keena.