Why do research as an undergraduate? It’s a great experience!!
- you’ll acquire many useful skills—in thinking and writing clearly, problem-solving, organizing your time, making careful unprejudiced observations
- you’ll gain insights into how science is done and have the opportunity to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge
- you’ll be better prepared for future career opportunities—a research experience is essential if you plan to go to graduate school or an MD-PhD program; it can help you obtain a position as a technician; it will make you a better teacher
Williams students have many opportunities to carry out independent investigative research projects with Williams Biology faculty during the academic year for course credit or during the summer.
- WSP research opportunities
- Independent study (BIOL 297, 298)
- Honors Program
- Summer research opportunities
Click here to see the research interests of Williams College Biology faculty.
Many upper-level courses also offer the opportunity to be involved in an investigative lab experience, either through independent projects or a group project, as part of the course’s lab program.
Many faculty hire students during the academic year to work in their labs preparing solutions and carrying out simple experimental procedures–contact individual faculty members over the summer or at the beginning of the school year to inquire about the availability of such positions.