Undergraduate Student Research

Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Nutrition Students

The Department of Nutrition offers both paid and unpaid research opportunities for undergraduates majoring in Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism.  Any questions about either program can be addressed to nutrition@case.edu.

Wharton Summer Student Research Program

The Wharton Summer Student Research Program is a paid, 10-week opportunity for rising junior and senior undergraduate students in nutrition to participate in research projects under the direction of faculty members in the Department of Nutrition.  Descriptions of 2020 projects are available here.

In 2020, the program will begin on May 26, 2020 and end on July 31, 2020.  Participating students receive a stipend and are expected to devote 40 hours per week to their projects for the full 10 weeks.

Information Session

A Q&A session will be held in January (time/place TBD).  Applicants are encouraged to attend this session to learn more about the available projects.

Eligibility and Applications

All current sophomore and junior undergraduate students who have declared a major in Nutrition or Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism by January 3, 2020 are eligible to apply for the Wharton Summer Student Research Program.

Applications will be accepted via this link until February 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  Applications will be reviewed by late February, and matches will be announced on or before March 16, 2020.