Each summer, Bowdoin faculty are invited to apply for funding from the college’s Gibbons Summer Research Program to hire students to help them with technological research. John A. Gibbons, Jr. ‘64 established this grant program to enable students and professors to explore interdisciplinary projects and to develop fresh approaches to the study of complex problems. This year, nine students received Gibbons funding to work on research projects in oceanography, politics, arctic studies, neurology, history, education, psychology, and Italian and German studies.
Read about one student’s work with a long-lost Mongolian manuscript, another’s attempt to improve student teacher mentors in the sciences, and a third’s work to develop online therapy for people with Tourette syndrome.
The Gibbons Program is administered by Bowdoin’s Academic Technology & Consulting group.