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 2019 projects are available here.

In 2019, the program will begin on May 20, 2019 and end on August 2, 2019.  Participating students receive a stipend and are expected to devote 40 hours per week to their projects for the full 10 weeks.

NTRN 398-Senior Capstone Experience

Successful completion of NTRN 398 satisfies the SAGES requirement for a senior capstone.  Students enrolled in NTRN 397-SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar during the spring 2019 semester will develop their capstone proposals for NTRN 398 in fall 2019.  Descriptions of research project opportunities for fall 2019 are available here.

Course description from the General Bulletin: Students will implement their "Capstone Proposal" projects as designed in NTRN 397: Capstone Proposal Seminar. Pertinent research activities will depend on the nature of the student's "Capstone Proposal" project. The student will meet regularly with their Capstone advisor, at least twice monthly, to provide progress reports, discuss the project, and for critique and guidance. By the end of this course, the student will have completed their SAGES Senior Capstone research project and presented their project results/findings orally at the Senior Capstone Fair and at a departmental colloquium. Counts as SAGES Senior Capstone. Prereq: NTRN 397. 

Information Session

Interested students are invited to attend an information session on January 28, 2019 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in NOA 300 during NTRN 397.  Faculty members will be present to answer questions about their available research projects for both paid summer and unpaid fall opportunities.

Eligibility and Applications

All current sophomore and junior undergraduate students who have declared a major in Nutrition or Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism by January 2, 2019 are eligible to apply.  Students interested in an NTRN 398 Senior Capstone Experience research project in fall 2019 must also be enrolled in NTRN 397 in the spring 2019 semester.

Applications will be accepted via this link until February 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  *Please note that the same form is used for both Wharton and NTRN 398 project applications.*  Applications will be reviewed by late February, and matches will be announced on or before March 18, 2019.