Each faculty member in the department has an active research program that involves undergraduates. A substantial portion of this research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The department currently has several active NSF grants, and additional research support comes from sources including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Mellon Foundation, and the Baker and Rose-Hills Foundations. We thank all of these sources for making summer research at HMC possible!
Students are encouraged to view faculty research interests to find a mentor whose interests aligned with theirs.
Research during the Academic Year
Students can engage in research during the academic year by finding a research mentor and registering for CS 185/186.
During the summer, a subset of the HMC CS faculty advise research projects and operate an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site. Although not every faculty member advises a project every summer, our research “homebase,” on the second floor of Sprague, is a bustling place.
Please read more about REU below.