How the program works

The LARC program is designed to pair students with a supervising faculty member for 9 weeks of collaborative research work during the summer months. Each student/faculty group will also be a part of a research community comprised of at least one but no more than three other student/faculty groups.

  • Students will receive financial assistance to make full-time dedication to the research experience possible.
  • All faculty participants are eligible to apply for funding to cover costs for supplies, travel, and equipment (up to $3000 per student/faculty group).
  • A list of the faculty who will be participating in LARC during 2014, and their research interests will be posted in the Faculty Profiles section in early October.
  • For specific detail about applications, timelines, schedule of payments, etc. please visit the Student Eligibility.

In addition to completing their duties as a member of the research team, students must make an oral presentation at a conference on undergraduate research hosted by Willamette.  (This year's conference will be held on September 20, 2013 from 10:30 to 4:30 in Ford 122.) Students are also encouraged to present their work at regional or national conferences, and all final LARC projects will be accessible electronically through the Hatfield Library.


SCHEDULE FOR LARC 2014

  • November 7, 2013—Collaborative Research Forum, 11:30-12:40, in the Willson-Hines Room in Goudy.  All students and faculty interested in participating in LARC 2014 should attend this event.
  • December 1, 2013—Deadline for students to contact faculty members applying for LARC
  • December 10, 2013—All Application materials due from research communities (including all faculty members and students participating in them)
  • Mid-January 2014—Participants in LARC 2014 announced
  • Spring 2014—Research communities and faculty/student pairings to begin informal, preliminary conversations about summer collaborative work.
  • June 2014—LARC projects begin (for most groups)
  • August 2014—LARC projects end (unless start date varied)
  • mid-September 2014—Students present LARC projects at Undergraduate Research Conference hosted by Willamette