Research & Collaboration

Research & Collaboration

Research & Collaboration

Scholarly research may be great for a professor's career, but how will his or her academic work help you? First, you'll discuss up-to-date theories and ideas with a professor who probably knows that field's key figures (or is one!). Second, you can become a professor's paid research assistant and get experience as a student-scholar as early as your first year at Smith.

Smith faculty members are conducting research on a wealth of topics, including Yiddish literature and Jewish culture, the evolutionary history of microbial cells, New York and the birth of popular culture, and competitive balance in professional sports teams. Those in the arts create sculptures and paintings and compose fiction, poetry, music, dances and plays. Every year some 80 students spend their summer working closely with professors on original research.

Celebrating Collaborations

Student-faculty collaborations unfold on the Smith campus every day, and students are encouraged to develop projects as a result of work in classes or to pursue, in an intensive and structured way, a long-term academic interest. Smith showcases those efforts with its "Celebrating Collaborations" event every April. More...