October 28, 2019

Pioneering Research

Student-faculty research is central to a Lewis & Clark education.


Exploring is at the core of Lewis & Clark’s identity. We excel at offering our students compelling research opportunities that also build the critical thinking, written and verbal communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills that are the hallmarks of a liberal arts education.

Every summer, students who participate in our John S. Rogers Science Program spend 10 weeks preparing for careers in science by conducting research alongside faculty. As part of the program, students earn a stipend and develop the tools necessary to communicate the essentials of their research—a vital skill that applies to whatever field they enter after graduation. “Learning how to talk about your research in a way that anybody can understand is a valuable experience,” says Assistant Professor of Chemistry Casey Jones.

“The summer program is really beneficial,” says chemistry major Syrah Starnes BA ’20. “You get to do research in a professional lab setting and have the opportunity to publish a paper, which looks really good if you want to move into doing research in the field.”

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