Pillsbury Research Scholars

One exciting opportunity for students in the Physics Department is our Pillsbury Scholars Research Program. Each year three students—typically from the first or second year class—are chosen to engage in eight weeks of paid summer research. Students selected for this program also receive free on-campus housing.
Students work closely with one or more faculty members on various projects. Some projects involve fundamental research on novel materials or calculations on various types of stars. Other projects are oriented toward engineering and design. One recent example of a design project is a water-purification system for use in third-world countries.

Besides laboratory work, students get a chance to interact with peers and faculty members in a setting outside of the usual classroom. As part of this interaction, students and faculty get to know each other by playing a game of Botchee Ball on The Quad or making liquid nitrogen ice cream. Students also enjoy a day together at Worlds of Fun.

To inquire about this program, contact Dr. Patrick Bunton at buntonp@william.jewell.edu.