Along with their lab work, the students attended weekly seminars led by Clark faculty and staff. These sessions addressed topics including how to prepare a manuscript, scientific integrity, and communicating science clearly, and also included several sessions with Clark alumni who graduated with degrees and work in STEM fields.
The STEM Summer Workshop is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with funding opportunities available through department fellowships and University scholarships, including the Edwin A. Weiller Summer Fellowship Program in the Sciences, the Penn Family Scholarship for women in STEM, and the Albert C. Erickson ’30 Summer Research Award.
Additional seminars showed students how Clark is a partner with the city of Worcester, with plenty of opportunities for engagement through science, and how the Career Connections Center can help them with résumé-building and networking through ClarkCONNECT.
“The goal is to inspire the next generation of scientists to fulfilling careers. They get involved, meet students in different disciplines, and chat with alumni to see the possibilities of what they can do in science.”
—Donald Spratt, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, director of the STEM Summer Workshop
Photos: Steven King, director of photography / university photographer
Moses Millman ’25, photography intern
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