Experiential Learning


You can expand your knowledge and skill sets in the fields of mathematics, computer science and physics through internship experiences off campus. Job experience looks great on your resume, and can clarify your choice of professions. Many students have received job offers from the companies with which they intern.

Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars 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. The MCSP department has been particularly successful getting students funded by the Summer Scholars Program, and supporting other research through its William Carroll grants.

Undergraduate Research Assistants Program (URAP)

URAP is a program unique to Roanoke College where students work as research assistants with a member of the Roanoke College faculty from first year through graduation on an original research project of interest to both the URAP scholar and to the faculty mentor. URAP positions have been approved in mathematics, computer science and physics.

Independent study

Independent studies provide students with a practical application of their particular majors or more specialized study in a particular area. Projects are developed with a faculty sponsor and course credit is received for successful completion of the project. Independent study research can lead to acceptance in off-campus programs, and are an important piece of graduate school applications.

May Term

May Term is a three-week period during which students participate in a wide array of Intensive Learning opportunities, including travel courses as well as on-campus courses. Each graduate completes at least one Intensive Learning course. These courses are unique and specially designed to take advantage of small class sizes of students focused on only one course.

Roanoke students use creativity, math and problem-solving skills to design optimal brownie pan

Roanoke students use creativity, math and problem-solving skills to design optimal brownie pan

This year's team of Ed Hrinya, Jared Meadows and Kat Jansen received the second highest ranking of Meritorious, which placed them in the top 1 percent internationally in the Mathematical Competition in Modeling.

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