Biology Research Opportunities at Harvey Mudd College

The HMC Biology Research Program has a number of projects to get involved in. Summer research students in Biology are generally expected to work full-time for 10 weeks during the summer. The exact starting and ending dates are stipulated by the faculty advisor. The 5C SURP is intended to be a 10-week full-time (40 hrs/week) research experience. Thus, students should not also enroll in summer courses.

All summer research students must agree to:

  1. Complete pre- and post-research surveys
  2. Present a poster at the HMC Summer Research Celebration in September.

Stipends for summer research students are expected to be approximately $5,000.

Application Process

  1. Check out the projects and advisors (Google Doc).
  2. Talk to the relevant faculty about the project(s) that interest you.
  3. Submit an application (Google Form) by February 14, 2020.

This application will require:

  • Some basic personal information.
  • The projects you’d like to be a part of. (Be sure to talk to project advisors before applying!)
  • A one page personal statement outlining your academic interests and career goals, any previous research experience(s), and what you hope to gain by participating in this summer research program.
  • The names of two or more HMC faculty and/or previous research advisers whom we could contact as references.
  • Information about other summer programs that you are considering.

We will attempt to notify students about positions by early March.

Please contact Prof. Hur ( if you have additional questions.