Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

W&L invests heavily in student research, whether independent or in partnership with faculty. As a W&L student, you can apply for one of hundreds of research stipends to partner with a professor or undertake an independent research project, on-campus or further afield. Opportunities abound for work in the natural sciences and the humanities, and students are encouraged to take part in the University's semi-annual Science, Society and the Arts research conference.

Advanced Immersion and Mentoring

The Advanced Immersion and Mentoring (AIM) program instills an increased sense of confidence and belonging for entering first-year students from widely diverse backgrounds. AIM Summer Scholars participate in a fully-funded five-week experience on campus before classes start conducting research in a variety of disciplines and areas of study.

Johnson Opportunity Grants

Johnson Opportunity Grants support independent student projects, including internships, conference travel, service or research projects around the world. Johnson Opportunity Grants are competitive and open to any rising junior or senior.

Endeavor Collaborative Grants

Johnson Endeavor grants support pairs of U.S. and international students in developing and realizing a summer project in the home country of the international student.

Stories


Meet Tiwaniya Tyler ’24

With medical school on the horizon, Tyler embraces many opportunities such as research fellowship, studying abroad and sorority life.

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"W&L After Class" podcast!

W&L After Class Podcast Begins its Fifth Season

“W&L After Class,” now entering its fifth season, invites listeners to join conversations with W&L’s expert faculty about their teaching, research and passion projects.

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Mock Convention 2024's Presidential Gala in full swing

Mock Con’s Presidential Gala Creates Convention Buzz

The 28th Mock Convention’s Presidential Gala on Nov. 12 offered the campus a glimpse of the upcoming excitement for the 2024 mock presidential convention.

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W&L Around the World

Washington and Lee students explored the world this summer thanks to grant funding opportunities through the Center for International Education.

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Meet a Colleague: Matthew Loar

Matthew Loar serves as director of fellowships and student research.

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Class of 2023 Cert of International Immersion recipients

The Road Less Traveled

Washington and Lee’s Class of 2023 includes nine recipients of the Certificate of International Immersion awarded by W&L’s Center for International Education.

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Nadia Ayoub and Kyle Friend

W&L Professors and Students Co-Author Peer-Reviewed Paper on Web-Weaving Spiders

Professors Nadia Ayoub and Kyle Friend, and students Jamal Magoti ’23, Maria Luzaran ’23, Cooper Lazo ’24 and Eman Muamar ’24 all contributed to the paper that appeared in the open science platform Frontiers.

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"W&L After Class" podcast!

W&L Podcast Releases New Episode Featuring Jeff Schatten

"W&L After Class" invites listeners to join a conversation with W&L’s expert faculty on their teaching, research interests and passion projects.

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Afternoon Tea with Michael Hill Spring Alumni Weekend 2023 Amber Morrison '23

W&L’s DeLaney Center Launches Research Project on Black Women and Desegregation

The DeLaney Center’s latest research project connects current students with a rich legacy.

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Fox News anchor Bret Baier interviews former Vice President Mike Pence in University Chapel to kick off Mock Convention ’24.

Mock Convention’s Spring Kickoff Features Former Vice President

Mock Convention made its Spring Kickoff event an informative preview of upcoming convention conversations.

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Ehsan ’13 to Give Public Lecture on the Algorithmic Imprint

Washington and Lee’s Philosophy Department will host a talk by Upol Ehsan ’13 on Monday, March 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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"W&L After Class" podcast!

W&L After Class Podcast Begins Its Fourth Season

The monthly podcast explores Washington and Lee faculty's research, teaching and passion projects.

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