The Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Xavier University of Louisiana is a ten-week program for students interested in obtaining first research experiences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students will learn basic research skills and participate in ongoing research projects with both faculty and peer mentors. In addition, students will gain experience presenting their research in a variety of formats, culminating with a poster session at the end of the program.
Xavier University of Louisiana, a predominantly undergraduate institution located in New Orleans, is the only Historically Black and Catholic University in the western hemisphere. However, students of all backgrounds* are encouraged to apply. Xavier graduates the most African American students in the nation with baccalaureate degrees in physics, chemistry and the biological sciences, and is a great place to be a scientist!
The mission of Xavier states: “The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.”
*Per NSF rules, participants must be US citizens or permanent residents.