The Drew Summer Science Institute.


Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI)

The Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI) is a program that pairs students with faculty mentors for a personal experience working full time on a research project. More than 50 students participate in comprehensive science research on Drew’s campus each summer. Learn more about the work we do on our projects page.

Program dates for 2021: May 31-July 23

As a DSSI member, you are provided with a weekly stipend and housing, and work one-on-one with your faculty mentor for 8-10 weeks during the summer. You meet regularly with your fellow DSSI members at weekly lunchtime meetings to discuss your projects. At the conclusion of the program, you present your results to the Drew community at the annual Spring Day of Scholars Event.

DSSI gives you the chance to pursue real-world scientific questions, and provides opportunities to establish professional relationships with faculty and their collaborators at research universities and local industries. The Drew Summer Science Institute is open to students in Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, and Psychology, and it is aimed primarily at students who have completed their sophomore year.

To learn more about DSSI and how to apply, go to our students page. I look forward to getting your application!

Dr. Brianne Barker
Director, DSSI


The Drew Summer Science Institute was funded by a generous gift from Warner-Lambert (now Pfizer), with additional support from Novo Nordisk, C.R. Bard, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Schering-Plough, William E. Clark (C’91), RISE, Ralph M. Cestone Foundation, Jessie Ball du Pont Fund, the National Science Foundation, the Sentience Foundation, and the College of Liberal Arts.