Biology Summer Scholars

The Summer Scholar Program at Roanoke College is a grant program that enables qualified students to conduct intensive, independent research for eight to twelve weeks during the summer. Each summer scholar works with a faculty mentor who guides the project. Over the course of the summer, students and mentors meet for a series of colloquia to share ideas. Students receive $2,500 and free housing.  At the conclusion of the program, a day is set aside to showcase the work of the student scholars. 

Examples of Past Summer Scholar Projects:

Pieris rapae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) Performance in Response to an Exotic Host Plant, Alliaria petiolata (Brassicaceae)
Ariel Firebaugh, Faculty mentor: Dr. Rachel Collins

Normal and Hormonally Induced Expression of Androgen Receptors in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Lien-Thanh Kratzke, Faculty mentor: Dr. Christopher Lassiter

Root-specific Ethylene Mutations in Arabidopsis Thanliana and the Determination of Cell Shape
Garrett Cosenza, Faculty mentor: Dr. Leonard Pysh

Evaluation of a Molecular Microbrial Source Tracking Method for the Detection of Salmonella in Surface Water
Stephen Quinn, Faculty mentor: Dr. Brooks Crozier

Characterization of the En/Spm Family of Class II Transposons within Coprinus cinereus
Sydney Webb, Faculty mentor: Dr. Marilee Ramesh

Learn more about the program.

 

 
Honor society recognizes Roanoke chapter for growth, awards scholarship to Roanoke junior

Honor society recognizes Roanoke chapter for growth, awards scholarship to Roanoke junior

Roanoke's Alpha Lambda Delta chapter received the Delta Gold award for its growth, while Roanoke junior Rebecca Siar received the honor society's JoAnne J. Trow Scholarship.

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