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Amelia Lee Zhi Yi

Fatema Esaa

Grace Ewing

Yatong Li

Rebecca Joseph

Valentina Viertel

Yuan Chen

Jessica Arbon

Brooke Willis

Liriany Pimentel

Elisa Yang

Jiabin Liu

Science Horizons Posters Summer 2010

Science Horizons Posters Summer 2010

Grace Loudon


Emily Levine


 Kelsey Lynch



Kerstin Baer



Ivy Tao

Mentor table

Field of Study Name/Title Institution Research Contact Information

Mentor table

Field of Study Name/Title Institution Research Contact Information

2009 Science Horizons Projects


Alisha Pradhan

(Mentor: Dr. Victor Donnay, Bryn Mawr College)

Research Project: Energy sustainability is an important issue in our world today. As the energy needs of the world is increasing, more and more people are trying to reduce their environmental footprints by trying to become sustainable in terms of energy usage. One of the prominent ways of resorting to sustainable energy is by using the most powerful energy sources of all—solar energy. One of the research projects that I focused on this summer was related to solar energy and solar panels.

 The opportunity cost of switching to solar energy is different for different people. It mostly depends on where we are located and what our needs are. Most people are likely to switch to solar energy due to environmental concerns. However, there are various factors that affect the payback of switching to solar energy.

There are many things one needs to be mindful of when deciding to install solar panels. The placement (solar array must be placed at an angle that will best capture the most direct sunlight), the sunlight intensity (which is highly affected by the weather), the latitude (how close the place is from the equator), technology (how efficient the solar panel is) and temperature are some very important factors to take into consideration.

Precollege Science Education Fellowships

Two, ten-week summer fellowships ($3600 each) are available for students interested in precollege science educaiton to assist faculty with the Summer Institutes. In addition to working with faculty to develop the program and participating in its sessions, fellows will help to develop education-related materials for Serendip, a website which serves as an international forum on biology, neuroscience, and science education.
To apply please email a short essay describing your background and interest in precollege science education to Peter Brodfuehrer.

2012 Science Education Fellows

2010 Science Education Fellows


Alumnae Contact Information

Science Horizons Alumnae Mentor's List /Available Summer 2011

Secondary Science and Math Education Fellowships

HHMI/Bryn Mawr College Math and Science Teaching Fellowship

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2009

Science Horizons Fellowship

 Five  to eight Science Horizons Research Fellowships are available for undergraduates interested in careers in science. The fellowships are designed to enable students to undertake mentored research projects in a variety of scientific fields in off-campus environments. Potential internship sites include industry and government labs, research universities, and medical centers. Fellowship stipend - $4000 plus $1000 for living and travel expenses. 

Application consists of a short proposal outlining your 10 week project, a personal statement (approx. 250 words) explaining why you want to conduct research, your mentor's name and affiliation, letter of support from your mentor, and two letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your potential to conduct research.  Support and letters of recommendation can be emailed to Professor Brodfuehrer at

Click here for the application

2012 Science Horizon Interns

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