5-Week Summer Research for Pre-Frosh Students

If you have been accepted to the Honors Program and will be enrolling for the Fall semester, you can apply to participate in our five-week "Pre-Frosh" Summer Research Program starting even before your first official semester at Clarkson! Pre-Frosh students get to know the campus and faculty and make friends with other students before the mad rush at the start of the academic year. Accepted students are placed in the program depending on the availability of Faculty Advisors and upperclassmen peer mentors. We do our best to match Pre-Frosh students based on their anticipated major and areas of interest.
(INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS please note: Due to certain immigration laws, International students (students with an F-1 Visa) cannot enter the US until 30 days before the start of their program (if classes start August 21st, International Students cannot come in till July 22nd). Unfortunately this means international students with VISA constraints are NOT able to partake in the Pre-frosh summer research program.)

In addition to expectations that your Faculty Advisor may specify, the Honors Program has the following requirements of our Pre-Frosh students during Summer Research:

  • Be able to participate in the summer of 2022 dates from Monday 6/27 through Friday 7/29
  • Attend a Welcome and Orientation session
  • Attend a lab safety training
  • Submit weekly time sheets and progress reports online by required deadlines
  • Attend scheduled lunch meetings
  • Attend a mid-summer advisory meeting
  • Present research/project results at the RAPS conference at the end of the summer
  • Submit a written final report
  • Complete an evaluation form for your Summer Research experience
  • Participate in a future Clarkson University Open House by showcasing your research poster

5-Week Summer Research for Pre-Frosh Students
Summer 2022 research application process is now open! Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday 6 May 2022.

Apply Now for the 5 Week Summer Research for Pre-Frosh Students

5-Week Summer Research for REU² Students

If you are a student of color or a first-generation college student currently studying at a two-year institution with the intent to transfer to a four-year institution to complete an undergraduate degree, you can apply to join our Research Experience for Underrepresented Undergraduates (REU²) program. You should have high academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.7) and an excellent record of leadership and service. This is a great way to get to know Clarkson University and the Honors Program to help you decide if this is the place for you!

In addition to expectations that your Faculty Advisor may specify, the Honors Program has the following requirements of REU² students during Summer Research:

  • Be able to participate in the summer of 2022 dates from Monday 6/27 through Friday 7/29
  • Attend a Welcome and Orientation session
  • Attend a lab safety training
  • Submit weekly time sheets and progress reports online by required deadlines
  • Attend scheduled lunch meetings
  • Attend a mid-summer advisory meeting
  • Present research/project results at the RAPS conference at the end of the summer
  • Submit a written final report
  • Complete an evaluation form for your Summer Research experience

5-Week Summer Research for REU² Students
Summer 2022 research application process starting soon (1 February target) with applications due by 5 pm on Friday 6 May 2022.

Research Assistantships and Internships

Many Honors students also do research during the semester on projects and/or in laboratories at Clarkson University, sometimes for credit, sometimes for pay, and sometimes simply for the value of the experience.  Some students also leverage their Clarkson experience to obtain prestigious Research Experience for Undergraduates(REU) opportunities at other institutions across the nation and even overseas. Finally, some of our students do research while on summer internships at NASA or the FBI, or while on internships and co-ops in industrial/corporate R&D.