Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas

Clark Summer Research Program

Program Overview

The Anson L. Clark Summer Research Program is a summer research program for incoming freshmen at UT Dallas. Students join active research groups and launch their research careers through an intensive summer experience. The objective of the Clark Summer Research Program is to enrich the academic experience of our students by providing an opportunity for them to conduct hands-on research with some of UT Dallas’ nationally recognized faculty and talented undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students. This program seeks to instill the value of research in undergraduate students so that they remain actively engaged in research activities that contribute to the University and their fields of interest throughout their academic and professional lives.

The 2019 Clark Summer Research Program will begin Monday, June 3 and will end Friday, August 2. Students living on campus will move-in on Sunday, June 2 and will have the option to move out Friday, August 2 or Saturday, August 3. The application will open in December. For more information, visit the application page.

"Clarkies" have gone on to successful careers in academia and industry and earned Goldwater Undergraduate Research Fellowships, Fulbright Research Awards, NSF Graduate Fellowships, and other recognition and financial support. These students consistently point to the Clark Program as the starting point for their research excellence. Students often remain with their research group beyond the summer term, often continuing for several years or through their entire undergraduate degree.

UT Dallas is a leading institution for scientific research and has attracted the brightest minds since its founding. The Anson L. Clark Foundation established The Clark Summer Research Program in 1968, more than 20 years before the first freshman class was admitted to UT Dallas. We encourage aspiring researchers to join us for a unique summer experience that will frame your educational endeavors and provide context for your undergraduate coursework. At UT Dallas, education is not confined to the classroom and there is much left to discover.

Portrait of Dr. Matthew Goeckner and second-year Clark student, Stuart Yun.

Program Objective

The research and lab experiences afforded to students in this program are rarely offered at the undergraduate level. Students are actively engaged in serious research activities that give them a realistic view of the work conducted in their academic disciplines. Each student is assigned a faculty research mentor for the duration of the program.

Contact Information

For questions about the program, please email clark@utdallas.edu.

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