Sophomore Research


The Sophomore Research Program provides opportunities for students to work as paid research assistants to Wooster faculty members. Through this program students become true partners with faculty in the research process and acquire an understanding of the process involved in conducting research.

2019-2020 Sophomore Research Deadlines

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Faculty requests for Fall Semester student researchers due
Friday, September 13, 2019 Student applications for Fall positions due by midnight
Monday, November 18, 2019 Faculty requests for Spring Semester student researchers due
Monday, December 2, 2019 Student applications for Spring positions due by midnight
Monday, February 3, 2020 Faculty requests for Summer Researchers due
Friday, February 28, 2020 Student applications for Summer Research positions due by midnight


Students are eligible to participate in the program from the second semester of their first year through the first semester of their junior year. Sophomore Research Assistants generally work three -seven hours per week for the semester and 35-40 hours per week during the summer.

Additional benefits for participants in this program include:

  • providing excellent preparation for future academic endeavors, such as Independent Study.
  • effective orientation with using the library.
  • learning to operate new equipment and computer programs.
  • enhancing critical thinking and writing skills.
  • building positive and mentoring relationships with faculty members.


Faculty members in any academic department are able to hire Sophomore Research Assistants.

Please contact Dean Christa Craven (ext. 2576) or Krista Martin (ext. 2502) with any questions.