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 opportunities after Williams—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.

Additionally, many upper-level courses also offer students 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.