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 who plan 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
  • Academic development and leadership opportunities
  • Peer mentoring with members of the Research Advisory Board

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.

The Spring 2018 STEM Summer Stipend Application is available here. Applications are due by Friday, April 13, 2018 at 3 p.m..

For more information please contact:
Nicole Wodzinski
Director, STEM Research Programs
Director, Douglass Engineering Living Learning Community

Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science, and Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey