Project SUPER



Project SUPER (Science for Undergraduates: A Program for Excellence in Research) is a STEM-focused enrichment program that offers undergraduate women the opportunity to actively participate in academic research. Students in Project SUPER have access to peer mentors, monthly STEM-related workshops, an Introduction to Scientific Research course, a research stipend for summer research, special STEM travel grants, and exceptional academic support.

Aspects include:

  • Professional development activities for undergraduates in their first year

  •  An orientation to introduce students to university labs and talk with faculty and upper-year Douglass women in STEM

  • Academic development and leadership opportunities

  • Peer mentoring with members of the Research Advisory Board (link to STEM Student Leadership page)

Students participating in the program are required to register for the "Introduction to Scientific Research" (ISR) course which outlines the many components necessary for conducting research. The course also places students in a research project for five hours per week.

The Project SUPER experience continues through all four years at Rutgers. Select students can also apply for a stipend to continue their research over the summer through the STEM Summer Stipend Program. Professional development activities engage students in networking, participation in conferences, and presentation of research. Project SUPER also provides academic support including peer-to-peer support, study groups, social activities, tutoring, and mentoring programs.

Due to the cancellation of non-critical research at Rutgers, Douglass must suspend Project SUPER for Summer 2020. Please know we don’t take this step without recognizing the impacts it will have on those who were hoping to gain experience in the laboratory. While students will be unable to complete research this summer, please be on the lookout for more details about Project SUPER throughout Fall 2020. In the meantime, please fill out this Project SUPER interest form to stay up to date on upcoming opportunities.

For more information please contact:

Nicole Wodzinski
Director, STEM Research Programs
Director, Reilly-Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community