Lehigh University was the recipient of grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2006-2015) to fund undergraduate science initiatives in the life sciences. The initiative at Lehigh was successful and will continue with institutional funds. Our focus is to expand the existing interdisciplinary culture at the University, focusing on building cross-disciplinary approaches in undergraduate research activities.
Undergraduate summer research opportunities include participation in an interdisciplinary research team sponsored by the Biosystems Dynamics Summer Institute (BDSI). Research teams are led by faculty from different disciplines and include graduate and undergraduate students working together on a common research project.
The ten week summer program includes:
A major goal of this program is to provide research training experiences that emphasize the relationships between biology and other disciplines including chemistry, physics, environmental science, computer science, mathematics and engineering.
to view past BDSI projects
funded by the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Biosystems Dynamics
Office of the Provost