Support with Academic Projects
A generous benefaction from the late Dr Herchel Smith enables us to send a few recent graduates to Harvard for a year, to spend a year as Special Students. In addition, around five current undergraduates take part in the summer Program for Research in Science and Engineering. Those who go on either of these schemes have very rewarding and worthwhile times, as Jake Nunley, one of 2016–17’s Herchel Smith scholars, describes.
In 2014 for the first time, several students spent time working in laboratories in Harvard during the summer, as part of the PRISE programme.
College funds help students to go on expeditions in the vacations, and Matthew Hay (2010) describes how he benefited from such help in 2012.
For Pete, the third-year geography dissertation can be an expensive undertaking if you choose to travel abroad for research, and funding from Emmanuel provides invaluable support that helps makes it possible.