The Vanderbilt Minority Summer Research Program provides an opportunity for undergraduates to experience first-hand the research that is advancing our understanding of both normal biology and human disease, and the opportunity to develop new therapies and cures to the illnesses that face our society. Students are mentored through an independent research project that will conclude with a formal presentation at the end of the summer. The laboratory research project is complemented by activities organized by the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy. These include:
- Research seminars
- GRE preparation
- Enrichment sessions
- Social activities
Research internships are carried out over nine weeks in the summer.