CSM Summer Research Program

Program Description

The goal of this program is to provide an introductory research experience for undergraduate science and mathematics majors. Students who participate in this program are expected to learn skills that will enhance their interest in opportunities for research. Preference will be given to students in their first or second year of study without prior research experience.


8-week Summer Term

Student Eligibility
  •  There are no prerequisites for this course and this course is not a prerequisite for another course.
  • Any CSM major may register for this 3 credit-hour course. Students are expected to write a report or deliver a presentation at the end of the program.
  • Students can view available projects and apply for the program. Students will be selected based on a match of their interests with projects available. Students from at risk, first generation, or minority populations are highly encouraged to apply.

Faculty Eligibility

Full-time CSM faculty are eligible to participate; they will receive summer salary for teaching the course or fraction thereof. Funds for materials and supplies related to the work will be provided with discipline-specific considerations. Individuals or teams of faculty may apply to deliver a course.

Faculty interested in participating for this program must submit a plan (3-page limit) for the experience that includes the following components:

  1. Description of the overarching theme of the project,
  2. Specific role(s) of student(s),
  3. Knowledge and skills that students will acquire in practice, and after critical reflection,
  4. Budget with justification,
  5. How the project meets QEP Characteristics of an Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Experience, and
  6. How student learning will be assessed.

Faculty will need to download the application document at the link below and email their completed application to scimathdean@kennesaw.edu by November 30, 2022.

Faculty Application

Application Review

The review committee shall have faculty from all departments. Scoring of applications will be based on the extent to which an application addresses the criteria presented above. Preference will be given to tenure-track faculty who have not had extramural funding in the last five years.

Tentative Timeline

  •  Fall — Faculty apply
  • January — Application review and project selection
  • Late January-March — Advertise to students