The Young Researchers Program is no longer funded through HHMI.  For information on the 2020 Young Researchers program, please see The Hub website (https://www.macalester.edu/theolinricehub/) or search for opportunties on Handshake.

Overview-The Macalester Young Researcher program aims to maintain a diversity of perspectives by supporting between four to eight current first year students, who have little or no research experience.  The goal is to build confidence and prepare students for competitive research positions later in their time at Macalester. Students from all social, ethnic, racial, and financial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

During the summer of 2019,

During the summer of 2018,

During the summer of 2017 Dr. Dennis Cao served as a faculty mentor for the following four students

  • Stella Hatutina Kuzwe ’20
  • Nhu Nguyen ’20
  • Fernando Marquez Lechuga ’19
  • Hiywot Tulu ’20

During the summer of 2017, Dr. Devavani Chatterjea and Dr. Mary Montgomery served as faculty co-mentors for the following six students:

  • Gabriel Garcia Campos ’20
  • Marianne Moreno ’20
  • Kethulli Rodrigues ’19
  • Melissa Paola Kingue Silatcha ’20
  • Sayira Silverio ’20
  • Tenzin Yangdon ’19

During the summer of 2016, Dr. Leah Witus served as a faculty mentor for the following six students:

  • Erika Aguiluz ’19
  • Emily Chan ’19
  • Angel Diaz ’18
  • Trinity Gao ’19
  • Malik Mays ’19
  • Demani Shikomba ’19

During the summer of 2015, Dr. Mary Montgomery and Dr.Devavani Chatterjea served as faculty co-mentors for the following six students:

  • Jonathan Amezquita ’18
  • Erica Arriaga-Gomez ’18
  • Prajwal Giri ’18
  • Tasneem Issa ’18
  • Emely Mancia Chavez ’18
  • Danielle Rutledge ’18

During the summer of 2014, Dr. Lin Aanonsen and Dr. Sarah Boyer served as faculty co-mentors for the following six students:

  • Alexis Cruz  ’16
  • Nicole Mathews ’16
  • Robyn Park ’16
  • Phoung Pham ’16
  • Kaan Salcin ’17
  • Megan Schermerhorn ’16