Undergraduate research initiatives are central to Bryn Mawr College's approach to science education. All science majors are encouraged to conduct mentored research projects during the summer and/or academic year, and each year over 50% of all science majors do so. Students receive stipends for summer research and academic credit for research performed in the junior and senior years. Since 1989, each summer the College has provided 35+ students with ten-week research stipends to conduct independent research under the guidance of Bryn Mawr faculty members in the sciences and mathematics. The summer program is enriched by professional development workshops and a poster session at which students present their research to the college community.
In summer 2013, the college will provide 40 undergraduate research stipends. These stipends are restricted to Bryn Mawr students and Haverford students majoring in the sciences at Bryn Mawr, who are doing discovery-based research in the laboratory or field with Bryn Mawr faculty.