Academic Year Research Opportunities

Many MSCS students collaborate in research during college. During the school year, research can be performed via an honors project, capstone project, or independent study. To initiate work with a Macalester faculty member, start by talking with a professor with whom you would like to work.

Summer Research Opportunities

Macalester provides opportunities for paid summer research with a faculty sponsor. Usually, students live on (or near) campus. After completing their summer research, students can attend national meetings of professional societies to present their work. Sometimes, summer work even leads to a joint publication in a research journal.

If you are interested in summer research, start by searching on Macalester’s Handshake platform. Positions are usually posted in late January or early February. You can also contact faculty that you are interested in working with directly. Make sure to check your email for department tea announcements as well. Usually one department tea meeting is organized in early spring for faculty to discuss research projects.