In the School of Humanities & Sciences, we believe that the world is not "out there," waiting for students at graduation. Our students have opportunities to make real-world contributions at Ithaca College when they collaborate with faculty mentors. Faculty and students work together to prepare papers for publication, or presentations for local, regional, national, and international conferences. Our alumni maintain ongoing collaborations with their faculty. In H&S, supporting student research is central to our academic culture and our values in the liberal arts.
Mentorship & Research Opportunities
Browse Recent Summer Scholar Research Outcomes
The Summer Scholars Program is a summer residential program that gives students in all Humanities and Sciences disciplines the opportunity to work alongside dedicated faculty mentors to collaborate on mutually-enriching projects over the course of 8 weeks in the summer. Scholars are paid to engage in their projects full-time, developing key professional skills that they can build on in their future studies and career. Through the program, scholars have transformative experiences in a variety of research, scholarship, and creative inquiry projects. Some students design their own independent projects, others participate in ongoing faculty-led research projects in the field or in the lab.
Browse through some of our most recent H&S Summer Scholars and their projects, during a "studious summer":
- Julia Bertussi '22 Art Education, B.A., Creative Arts: "Completeness in Art," (w/ interview).
- Amulya Bachala '23, English, B.A., Humanities: "Magical Realism in World Literature: Solitude and Time."
- Emily Leach '23, Chemistry, B.S., Natural Science: "Impact of Pilot Foundations in Physics courses."
- Jediah Tau '21, Physics, B.S., Natural Science: "Analyzing the Spectra of Different Stars."