St. Mary’s Project
The St. Mary’s Project— St. Mary’s most popular undergraduate research opportunity — is a culminating project of original research, scholarship, or creative performance undertaken in the senior year. Approximately 60% of SMCM students complete a St. Mary’s Project.
Our ’17-’18 Sustainability Fellow, Ivan Hernandez, collected data about the carbon emissions of a local energy plant in Annapolis for his SMP! Check out more examples of St. Mary’s Projects across a range of disciplines.
St. Mary’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
SURF is an eight-week summer program at St. Mary’s College in which students from a variety of disciplines work on self-chosen research topics with guidance from faculty mentors. The SURF program culminates in July with a SURF symposium, a group of presentations to the St. Mary’s community.
Our ecological campus along the St. Mary’s River provides a breadth of field study opportunities for students. Students can take advantage of our numerous affiliations with nearby organizations, such as the Calvert Marine Museum and Jefferson Patterson Park, to obtain hands-on experience in their desired field. Students can also complete research under the direction of qualified faculty as part of their academic curriculum.