Eligibility and Selection

All students who will be returning to Willamette for the Fall Semester 2020 are eligible and encouraged to apply.  Students applying to SCRP as Webber Scholars should also review details found on the Willamette Science Outreach Program web site. 

SCRP Applicants (10 positions available)

Participating faculty:

Cooper Battle (Chemistry)
Daniel Borrero (Physics)
David Craig (Biology)
David Griffith (Chemistry)
Briana Lindh (Biology)
Melissa Marks (Biology)
Katja Meyer (Environmental Science)
Brandi Row Lazzarini (Exercise and Health Science)

  1. Attend the information session on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7 pm in Ford 122.
  2. Meet with one or more of the participating faculty members and discuss possible research topics of mutual interest. If you are interested in pursuing participation in SCRP or Webber, the faculty member will assign you a problem or topic to research.
  3. Prepare a one- to two-page, double-spaced statement in Word explaining why you want to be part of the program, and what your qualifications are (e.g., relevant course work, previous research experience, and computer skills). You will copy this text directly into the Google Form application.
  4. Download an unofficial copy of your transcript through SAGE and save it as a PDF file.  Use the following format for naming the file: "Lastname_Firstname S20-Transcript"  

         Example: Smith_Jane S20-Transcript.pdf

  5. Request a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can address your abilities in the laboratory and classroom, and your enthusiasm for doing research. Ask that the letter be e-mailed directly to Mary Martin (memartin2@willamette.edu).
  6. Complete the additional application assignment as designed by your potential faculty collaborator. Links to these assignments are found on the SCRP 2020 Projects Page. Save your assignment in PDF format. For SCRP applicants, name your file using the format: "Lastname_Firstname S20-SCRP-FacultyLastName".

         Example: Smith_Jane S20-SCRP-Craig.pdf 

    For Webber applicants, name your file using the format: "Lastname_Firstname S20-Webber-FacultyLastName". 
         Example: Smith_Jane S20-Webber-Craig.pdf

  7. Complete the on-line SCRP application.

Webber Applicants (5 Positions Available)

Participating faculty:

David Altman / Michaela Kleinert (Physics)
Cooper Battle (Chemistry)
David Craig (Biology)
Alison Fisher (Chemistry)
Briana Lindh (Biology)
Melissa Marks (Biology)

  1. Complete Steps 1 to 6 above.
  2. Prepare a one-page, double-spaced response in Word to the following question: "What is your understanding of the mission of the Webber program and why are you interested in participating in it?" You will copy this text directly into the Google Form.
  3. Prepare a one-page, double-spaced response in Word to the following question: "What relevant experience do you have (e.g., collaborations, teamwork, experience with children, other outreach work)?" You will copy this text directly into the Google Form application.
  4. Complete the on-line Webber application.

The SCRP and Webber administrative team will review the applications, make the final selections, and notify the applicants.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is February 17, 2020. Awardees will be notified about two weeks after the submission deadline.

2020 SCRP Schedule (tentative)

  • An orientation session for successful applicants with the SCRP Co-Directors will take place in late April or early May.
  • SCRP participants will also coordinate with their faculty collaborators before the end of the academic year.
  • Experimental work will take place (for most groups) from June 1 to July 31, 2020.
  • All students and faculty attend the weekly SCRP picnics, each picnic organized by a different research team each Friday for the duration of the SCRP activities.
  • Students will present their results during the in-house research conference on Friday, September 18, 2020.
  • Students funded by the Rogers family will prepare posters by early October, and will present their work to the members of the Rogers family during their traditional mid-October visit.
  • Some students will travel to the Murdock Regional Science Conference held November 6-7, 2020.

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