College of Science & Engineering

Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education


Students may apply for summer research grants to pursue research during the summer.  Three grants will be awarded for the summer of 2019 each for $4000.  Mentor faculty will receive an award of $750 to cover incidental expenses.


The awards are open to undergraduate or post baccalaureate students in good academic standing who plan to pursue secondary endorsements in mathematics, technology education, science, earth science, biology, chemistry, physics or future elementary teachers majoring in general science, mathematics, engineering technology or one of the science disciplines. Applicants must be enrolled in or plan to apply to the elementary or secondary education program at the Woodring College of Education. Student research projects must be in a field of science, engineering technology, or mathematics, or education within those fields, carried out under close guidance of a faculty member. Student researchers should spend a minimum of 320 hours on their projects during the summer (full-time for two months). They will also participate in a one-credit seminar during fall quarter to explore the impact of the research experience on their teaching and are expected to present their research during Scholars Week. Questions regarding eligibility of student research projects should be directed to Dr. Edward Geary, Director or Lori Torres, Program Manager, Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Program, SMATE Building, Rm. 220, MS 9155, telephone: 360-650-7605, email: or
In the summer of 2019, three summer research scholarships will be awarded each for $4000.

Apply for the Summer Research Scholarship!

Faculty Letter of recommendation form (Please give this to the faculty member with whom you hope to do summer research) PDF icon NASA Summer Research Scholarship Faculty Letter-2019.pdf