Every summer, about 100 Puget Sound students take advantage of the opportunity to get involved in research—either in science and math, or in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

They work with a faculty member in the spring to craft a proposal and then, if the proposal is approved, they spend 10 weeks working full time on their projects, supported by research funding and a stipend to cover living expenses. Here, we spotlight seven of the students who took on research projects last summer.