Baylor Summer Science Research for Incoming Freshman
The purpose of the Baylor Summer Science Research for Incoming Freshman (SSRF) is to give superior students hands-on research experience by working on research projects with Baylor University science professors in many disciplines. The research program occurs during the University's second session of summer school.
Students are selected from incoming Baylor freshmen to be involved in this summer research program. The SSRF program allows them to earn one semester hour of college credit. It is hoped that this experience will have a positive effect on student interest in careers in science disciplines and allow them to begin a program of undergraduate research.
The director of the program is Brian Raines, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University.
SSRF Alumni Spotlight
The Baylor Summer Science Research for Incoming Freshman program served as a great introduction to Baylor University and all that it has to offer. It showed me the vast research opportunities at Baylor, helped me lay a foundation for the classes that I was about to take, and allowed me to form some meaningful relationships with Baylor faculty and other students.
SSRF gave me an opportunity to become involved in research and gain valuable lab experience before even starting at Baylor. I now volunteer weekly in the lab I was involved in over the summer. Additionally, I was able to become good friends with the other students in the program.
The Baylor University Summer Science Research for Incoming Freshman program is a great way to get a head start on research, learn a vast wealth of information about various fields of science, and experience first-hand how academic research works. The weekly seminars are interesting and you'll make like-minded friends while getting acclimated to the University and Waco before starting school in the fall.