There are several opportunities for students to get involved without ever having to leave campus. Students can get real hands-on research experience through a number of different programs and initiatives.
Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
The Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an opportunity for students who have completed their first year at Stonehill to conduct full-time research under the guidance of and in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.
This experience is available to all disciplines, helping define many students’ career choices. SURE scholars and their faculty mentors receive a stipend for an eight- or 10-week, full-time summer session.
Stonehill’s Cornerstone Program allows students to develop a passion for a subject not available in the current course offerings. This allows students to collaborate with faculty members to develop a directed study for academic credit.
Independent research allows students to expand on Stonehill’s curriculum. Students who would like to do their own self-directed research can do so with the guidance of a faculty member.
Research Facilities and Resources
On-campus research facilities include:
- Thomas and Mary Shields Science Center
- MacPháidín Library
- The Martin Institute for Law & Society
- The Carole Calo Gallery
- The Farm at Stonehill
Students also take advantage of regional resources such as the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Harvard libraries, the MIT Media Lab, the Hemingway Theatre, the VA Boston Healthcare System in Brockton, and various community groups and organizations in and around Greater Boston.
Off-Campus Summer Research Programs
Students participate in research programs off campus as well. These are highly competitive and prestigious summer research programs that allow students to work in university and industry labs across the country and around the world.