Research at Pomona

Yannai Kashtan with professor Janice Hudgins

Student research at Pomona

Jennifer Doudna '85 as student, in Nobel illustration, and flanked by Giselle De La Torre Pinedo '19 and Gurkaran Singh '19

Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna ’85 Forged Path for Pomona Students to Follow

Learn more about CRISPR research on campus
The Bernard Field Station is an 85-acre area of natural habititat near campus that serves as an outdoor laboratory.

The Bernard Field Station is an 85-acre area of natural habitat near campus that serves as an outdoor laboratory.

More than 50% of Pomona students work with faculty on research.

Pomona College offers many opportunities to learn, flourish and excel through research.

Conducting research as an undergraduate not only gives students an advantage when applying for fellowships or graduate school; it also gives them a chance to tackle real-world problems and to find out what it's like to be treated as colleagues by their professors, many of whom are the leading experts in their fields.

Students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with professors in deeply engaging research in the classroom, in world-class facilities and in the field, both during the academic year and in the summers through our funded Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Students may also pursue their own independent projects.

Students present summer research at our annual poster conference and theses research at senior presentations. Pomona also assists with travel funding so students may present with professors at conferences. Students and recent alumni are often featured as co-authors on papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Remote Alternative Independent Summer Experience Program (RAISE)

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing requirements, Pomona launched the Remote Alternative Independent Summer Experience Program (RAISE.) RAISE provides a multi-week fellowship opportunity for students that could take whatever form works best virtually, and which either facilitates students' independent projects or connects students with faculty research programs.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) enables students to conduct extended, focused research in close cooperation with a Pomona faculty member. Research projects, which receive funding from Pomona and from public and private foundations, take place both on campus and in the field across the U.S. and the globe.

Recent Summer Research Projects