This summer was the fourth year for the JHU Humanities Collaboratory, which provides opportunities for high-achieving humanities students from community colleges and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country to participate in an intensive and innovative summer research experience. The program is much more than a research program: students and faculty work in close, collaborative relationships that build community, collegiality, and boosted confidence to dive further into academic research.
Read more about the extraordinary work that comes out of the collaboratory, and see presentations from the students on the Arts & Sciences Magazine website.
Natalie Strobach, assistant dean for undergraduate research and director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) leads the program along with a postdoctoral fellow, the assistant director of URSCA, three graduate student instructors, and a peer mentor. Over 10 weeks, students from around the country choose a topic, research it, and create a presentation to showcase their findings.