One of the most valuable aspects of an undergraduate science education at Brandeis University is the opportunity for an student to carry out cutting-edge research in their majors. Many students find employment in faculty research groups, often starting out as lab assistants and moving on to individual research projects mentored by faculty, postdocs and graduate students. Students usually participate in group meetings, present research, and work towards authorship on journal publications. Often these projects become honors theses based on their work in the lab.
Summer is a great time to get research done, with students free from the distractions of coursework.