Off-campus Research Database

The Off-campus Research Database includes over 180 off-campus research experiences submitted by graduating seniors from the Class of 2018, Class of 2017, or Class of 2016. Each experience in the database was highlighted by an Ole as being especially meaningful for their own career exploration and professional development. See here for information on past research opportunities supported through the St. Olaf Center for Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI).

See here for information about off-campus research opportunities and here for more information about on-campus research opportunities.

To access the database you must use your St. Olaf username (do not include “@stolaf.edu”) and password. 

University/OrganizationResearch FieldTermYearCityState/Country (INTL)Majors & Concentrations
University of Alaska FairbanksEnergySummer13-14FairbanksAlaskaMathematics, Physics
University of Alaska FairbanksSummer12-13FairbanksAlaskaBiology, Educational Studies
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)MyelomaSummer15-16ScottsdaleArizonaEconomics
California Institute of TechnologySummer16-17PasadenaCaliforniaChemistry
Lawrence Livermore National LabFusion PhysicsSummer14-15LivermoreCaliforniaMathematics, Physics
Scripps Institution of OceanographyOceanographySummer16-17San DiegoCaliforniaPhysics, Mathematics
University of California - San Francisco Late Life DepressionSummer14-15San FranciscoCaliforniaEnglish
Rutgers UniversityBiotransformation in the Tropics, Temperate and Sub-arctic EnvironmentsSummer13-14GuangzhouChina (INTL)Environmental Studies, Asian Studies, China Studies
National Ecology Observatory Network (NEON), BattelleQuantitative EcologySummer16-17BoulderColoradoMathematics, Statistics
University of Colorado - BoulderSolar and Space PhysicsSummer14-15BoulderColoradoMathematics, Physics
Fairfield University MathematicsSummer15-16FairfieldConnecticutMathematics
Yale UniversityPhysicsSummer13-14New HavenConnecticutChemistry
Yale UniversitySummer15-16New HavenConnecticutPhysics
University of Florida - GainesvilleForensic AnthropopologySummer15-16GainesvilleFloridaSociology/Anthropology
Emory UniversitySummer15-16AtlantaGeorgiaPsychology
University of West GerogiaMathematicsSummer15-16CarrolltonGeorgiaMathematics
Leibnitz Institute of Photonic TechnologyPhotonicsSummer14-15JenaGermany (INTL)Mathematics, Physics, German Studies
Coe CollegePhysicsSummer14-15Cedar RapidsIowaMathematics, Physics
University of IowaEnvironmental BiologySummer15-16Iowa CityIowaBiology, Mathematical Biology
University of IowaHospital and Clinics - BiochemistrySummer14-15Iowa CityIowaHistory
University of IowaBiostatisticsSummer13-14Iowa CityIowaMathematics, Statistics
Boise State UniversityMaterials for Energy & SustainabilitySummer14-15BoiseIdahoPhysics, Mathematics
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships RadiochemistrySummer14-15Idaho FallsIdahoChemistry
DePaul UniversityPositive PsychologySummer13-14ChicagoIllinoisPhilosophy, Psychology, Statistics
Northwestern UniversityGenomics and Human CancerSummer15-16ChicagoIllinoisChemistry, Biomolecular Science
Northwestern UniversityEmotionSummer14-15EvanstonIllinoisPsychology, Music, Educational Studies
University of ChicagoMedicineSummer16-17ChicagoIllinoisChemistry, Biomolecular Science
University of IllinoisBiochemistry (Snyder Scholar Program)Summer14-15UrbanaIllinoisChemistry, Biomolecular Science
University of Illinois Urbana–ChampaignSocial WorkSummer16-17ChampaignIllinoisSocial Work, Africa & Americas
University of Illinois Urbana–ChampaignBiochemistry (Snyder Scholar Program)Summer16-17ChampaignIllinoisChemistry, Nordic Studies
Indiana UniversityNanomaterialsSummer15-16BloomingtonIndianaChemistry, Classics
Indiana UniversityMedicine - Radiation OncologySummer12-13IndianapolisIndianaPhilosophy
National Science FoundationBiophysicsSummer16-17West LafayetteIndianaMathematics, Physics
National Science FoundationSummer15-16Bowling GreenKentuckyPsychology, Statistics
Brandeis UniversityCell BiologySummer14-15WalthamMassachusettsMusic, Mathematics
Brandeis UniversitySummer16-17WalthamMassachusettsBiology
Johns Hopkins UniversityChild DevelopmentSummer15-16BaltimoreMarylandPsychology, Family Studies
NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterAstrobiologySummer14-15GreenbeltMarylandChemistry, Mathematical Biology
National Institute of Standards and TechnologySummer13-14GaithersburgMarylandChemistry
National Institute of Standards and TechnologyStatistics and Applied EconomicsSummer14-15GaithersburgMarylandEconomics, China Studies, Statistics
Smithsonian Environmental Research CenterTerrestrial EcologySummer14-15EdgewaterMarylandBiology, Environmental Studies
St. Mary's College of MarylandMathematicsSummer12-13St. Mary'sMarylandMathematics
University of MarylandEnvironmental ChemistrySummer15-16Solomon's IslandMarylandChemistry, Biology
MDI Biological LaboratoryCancerSummer15-16Bar HarborMaineChemistry, Neuroscience
University of MexicoParasitesSummer14-15Mexico CityMexico (INTL)Environmental Studies
Michigan State UniversitySummer16-17East LansingMichiganPsychology, Statistics
MIchigan State UniversityPlant GenomicsSummer14-15East LansingMichiganBiology
Michigan State UniversityChemistrySummer15-16East LansingMichiganChemistry
Northern Michigan UniversityChemistrySummer16-17MarquetteMichiganChemistry, Environmental Studies
University of MichiganBiochemistrySummer14-15Ann ArborMichiganBiology, Chemistry, Biomolecular Science, Mathematical Biology
University of MichiganChemistry (CSURP)Summer15-16Ann ArborMichiganChemistry
University of MichiganPhotonics and Multiscale NanomaterialsSummer15-16Ann ArborMichiganPhysics
University of MichiganChemistrySummer16-17Ann ArborMichiganChemistry, Biomolecular Science
University of MichiganiREU Optics in the City of LightSummer14-15Ann ArborMichiganMathematics, Physics
University of MichiganAstrophysicsSummer15-16Ann ArborMichiganPhysics, Mathematics
AmeriCleft Project at Gillette HospitalOrthodonticsSummer16-17St. PaulMinnesotaBiology
Chicago Botanic GardenEnvironmental ScienceSummer16-17KensingtonMinnesotaBiology, Japanese, Asian Studies
Hennepin County Medical Center Traumatic Brain InjuriesSummer15-16Minneapolis MinnesotaBiology
Hennepin County Medical CenterTraumatic Brain InjuriesSummer15-16MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology
Jay and Rose Phillips Foundation (Phillips Scholars)Fall, Interim, Spring, Summer15-16MinnesotaPsychology, English, Women's and Gender Studies
Mayo ClinicCardiology (Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies )Spring13-14RochesterMinnesotaBiology
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Esophageal CancerSummer15-16RochesterMinnesotaExercise Science
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Musculoskeletal RadiologySummer16-17RochesterMinnesota
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Sleep NeurologySummer16-17RochesterMinnesotaChemistry, Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)OncologySummer15-16RochesterMinnesotaBiology
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Acute Psychiatric DisordersSummer16-17RochesterMinnesotaNursing, Women's and Gender Studies
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Post-Operative Opioid PerscriptionsSummer16-17RochesterMinnesotaReligion
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Genetic EngineeringSummer15-16RochesterMinnesotaBiology
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)GastroenterologySummer15-16RochesterMinnesotaBiology
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)NeurobiologySummer15-16RochesterMinnesotaBiology, Psychology, Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)GlianCAM in NMOSummer14-15RochesterMinnesotaBiology, Biomolecular Science
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Sleep NeurologySummer14-15RochesterMinnesotaPhilosophy
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Sleep NeurologyFall, Interim, Spring, Summer15-16RochesterMinnesotaBiology
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)15-16RochesterMinnesotaNursing
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)LeiomyosarcomaSummer14-15RochesterMinnesotaBiology
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Summer14-15RochesterMinnesotaBiology
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Summer14-15RochesterMinnesotaBiology, Economics, Biomedical Studies, Statistics
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Summer14-15RochesterMinnesotaChemistry
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Patient SystemsSummer16-17RochesterMinnesotaEconomics
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)BioethicsSummer15-16RochesterMinnesotaPhilosophy
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer15-16NorthfieldMinnesotaReligion
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer16-17NorthfieldMinnesotaEconomics, Statistics
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineInterim15-16NorthfieldMinnesotaEconomics, Statistics
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer14-15NorthfieldMinnesotaChemistry
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer14-15NorthfieldMinnesotaChemistry, Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer14-15NorthfieldMinnesotaEconomics, Statistics
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer14-15NorthfieldMinnesotaReligion, Biology
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineInterim15-16NorthfieldMinnesotaNursing, Women's and Gender Studies
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer13-14NorthfieldMinnesotaEconomics, Statistics
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer13-14NorthfieldMinnesotaEconomics, Mathematics, Statistics
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer13-14NorthfieldMinnesotaEconomics, Physics
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer13-14NorthfieldMinnesotaEnglish
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineInterim14-15Northfield, RochesterMinnesotaChemistry
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineInterim16-17RochesterMinnesota
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineInterim17-18RochesterMinnesotaEconomics
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer15-16RochesterMinnesotaSocial Work, Race and Ethnic Studies
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer14-15RochesterMinnesota
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Innovation Scholars)Innovations in MedicineSummer14-15RochesterMinnesotaEconomics, Statistics
Minneapolis Heart Institute FoundationAdvanced Heart FailureSummer14-15MinneapolisMinnesotaEnglish
Rice County Mental Health CollectiveCulturally competent practices when supporting immigrant populationsSpring14-15FaribaultMinnesotaSocial Work, Family Studies
Summer Institute in BiostatisticsBiostatisticsSummer15-16MinneapolisMinnesotaPsychology, Statistics
University of MinnesotaMachine LearningSummer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaMusic, Mathematics
University of MinnesotaCancerSummer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology, Economics
University of MinnesotaBiologySummer14-15MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology, Environmental Studies
University of MinnesotaSummer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology, Neuroscience
University of MinnesotaDebris FlowSummer14-15MinneapolisMinnesotaPhysics
University of MinnesotaComplex Systems and Pattern FormationSummer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaMathematics, Statistics
University of MinnesotaSummer15-16St. PaulMinnesotaBiology
University of MinnesotaBlood and Marrow TransplantSummer15-16MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology, Biomolecular Science
University of MinnesotaBlood and Marrow TransplantSummer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology
University of MinnesotaBlood and Marrow TransplantSummer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaChemistry, Biomolecular Science
University of MinnesotaBlood and Marrow TransplantSummer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology
University of MinnesotaMedicineSummer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology, Biomolecular Science
University of MinnesotaFamily Social Science (ADAPT Program)Summer14-15MinneapolisMinnesotaPsychology, Family Studies
University of MinnesotaFamily Social Science (ADAPT Program)Summer15-16MinneapolisMinnesotaPsychology, Statistics
University of MinnesotaAnesthesiologySummer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaChemistry
University of MinnesotaMedical ChemistrySummer14-15MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology
University of MinnesotaChild DevelopmentInterim17-18MinneapolisMinnesotaPsychology, Neuroscience
University of MinnesotaChemistry (Lando)Summer15-16MinneapolisMinnesotaPsychology, Political Science
University of MinnesotaLife Sciences (LSSURP)Summer13-14MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology, Mathematical Biology
University of MinnesotaLife Sciences (LSSURP)Summer15-16MinneapolisMinnesotaChemistry, Biomolecular Science
University of MinnesotaCardiac Development (Lillehei Research Program)Summer14-15MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology
University of MinnesotaLife Sciences (LSSURP)Summer15-16Minneapolis MinnesotaBiology
University of MinnesotaMaterials Research Science and Engineering CenterSummer14-15MinneapolisMinnesotaPhysics, Mathematics
University of MinnesotaMaterials Research Science and Engineering CenterSummer13-14MinneapolisMinnesotaMathematics, Physics
University of MinnesotaNeuroscience (Nakagawa Neurodevelopment Laboratory)Summer12-13MinneapolisMinnesotaPhilosophy
University of MinnesotaNeurologySummer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaBiology
University of MinnesotaAcoustic EmissionsSummer13-14MinneapolisMinnesotaPhysics, Mathematics
University of MinnesotaChemistrySummer14-15MinneapolisMinnesotaChemistry
University of MinnesotaNeurophysiologyFall, Spring, Summer14-15MinneapolisMinnesotaIndividual Major
University of MinnesotaPlant Evolutionary GeneticsSummer14-15St. PaulMinnesotaBiology, Environmental Studies
University of MinnesotaFamily Social Science (ADAPT Program)Spring, Summer16-17MinneapolisMinnesotaFrench, Psychology
Mayo ClinicRochester Department of Neurology Health ScholarFall, Interim, Spring, Summer16-17RochesterMinnesotaChemistry
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)AnesthesiologySummer14-15RochesterMinnesotaBiology, Women's and Gender Studies
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)NeuropsychologySummer13-14RochesterMinnesotaPsychology, Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Ovarian CancerSummer15-16RochesterMinnesotaBiology, Biomolecular Science
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Stem CellsSummer14-15RochesterMinnesotaChemistry, Biomolecular Science
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Healthcare systemsSummer16-17RochesterMinnesotaPsychology, Statistics
Mayo Clinic (St. Olaf Mayo Health Scholars)Esophageal CancerSummer16-17RochesterMinnesota
Mayo Clinic (Undergraduate Research Employment Program)DNA Extraction and AnalysisSummer12-13RochesterMinnesotaBiology, Biomedical Studies
Mayo Clinic (Undergraduate Research Employment Program)Kidney DiseaseSummer16-17RochesterMinnesotaBiology, Biomolecular Science
Stowers Institute for Medical ResearchBiomedicineSummer14-15Kansas CityMissouriChemistry, Biology, Biomolecular Science
Washington University in St. LouisChemistrySummer14-15St. LouisMissouriMathematics, Physics, Nordic Studies
Washington University in St. LouisGenomicsSummer15-16St. LouisMissouriBiology, Mathematics
Duke UniversityPharmacy and Cancer BiologySummer15-16DurhamNorth CarolinaChemistry, Biology
Duke University (Donohue Lab)Genotype-Environment InteractionSummer14-15DurhamNorth CarolinaPhilosophy, Statistics
University of North DakotaGenes and the EnvironmentSummer15-16Grand ForksNorth DakotaChemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, Biomolecular Science
University of Nebraska-LincolnBiochemistrySummer14-15LincolnNebraskaChemistry
Arizona State UniversityDesert Plant Species Composition Summer16-17Las CrucesNew MexicoBiology
TriCore Reference LaboratoriesSummer14-15AlbuquerqueNew MexicoBiology
University of New MexicoPharmacy and ToxicologySummer13-14AlbuquerqueNew MexicoChemistry
Oslo University (Oslo Universitetssykehus)MedicineSummer14-15OsloNorway (INTL)Psychology, Norwegian, Linguistics
Cary Institute of Ecosystem StudiesBiological ModelingSummer16-17MillbrookNew YorkStudio Art, Environmental Studies
Columbia UniversityNanoscienceSummer16-17New YorkNew YorkMusic, Physics
Columbia UniversityInorganic MaterialsSummer16-17New YorkNew YorkPsychology, Political Science
Cincinnati Children's HospitalBiomedical ResearchSummer14-15CincinnatiOhioBiology, Spanish
Ohio State UniversityMedicine - Traumatic Brain InjuriesSummer15-16ColumbusOhioChemistry, Neuroscience
University of OklahomaStructural BiologySummer15-16NormanOklahomaBiology, Biomolecular Science
Oregon State UniversityEarth, Ocean, and Atmospheric SciencesSummer15-16CorvallisOregonChemistry
University of PennsylvaniaComputational PhysicsSummer13-14PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaPhysics, Mathematics
University of PennsylvaniaBiomedical ResearchSummer14-15PhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaBiology, Mathematical Biology
University of PittsburghEpigenetics of Ovarian CancerSummer12-13PittsburghPennsylvaniaBiology, Spanish, Biomolecular Science
University of FloridaGravitational Wave PhysicsSummer14-15GlasgowScotland (INTL)Physics
Vanderbilt UniversityNeurophysiology Summer14-15NashvilleTennesseeIndividual Major
Baylor School of Medicine14-15HoustonTexasMathematics, Chemistry
Texas A&M UniversitySummer15-16College StationTexasPhysics, Latin
Texas A&M UniversityChemistrySummer16-17College StationTexasChemistry, Mathematics
University of TexasCancer (CPRIT-CURE Summer Research program)Summer14-15HoustonTexasBiology, Spanish, Biomolecular Science
University of UtahChemistrySummer14-15Salt Lake CityUtahMathematics, Chemistry
National Science FoundationMechanical EngineeringSummer16-17BlacksburgVirginiaPhysics, Chinese
University of VermontObstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive SciencesSummer14-15BurlingtonVermontArt History
Downtown Emergency Housing CenterHomelessnessSummer15-16SeattleWashingtonSocial Work
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryEnergySummer15-16RichlandWashingtonChemistry, Mathematics
University of Washington - Seattle (Joint Institute for the Sciences of Atmosphere and Ocean)Atmospheric ChemistrySummer16-17SeattleWashingtonChemistry
Western Washington University (Shannon Point Marine Center - REU)Marine ChemistrySummer14-15AnacortesWashingtonChemistry, Women's and Gender Studies
Gundersen Medical FoundationMedicineSummer14-15La CrosseWisconsinReligion, Biology
University of Wisconsin - LaCrosseMathematical BiologySummer15-16LaCrosseWisconsinBiology, Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematical Biology
University of Wisconsin-MadisonCognitive DevelopmentSummer15-16MadisonWisconsinPsychology, Mathematics
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMedicine and Public HealthSummer15-16MadisonWisconsinBiology, Nordic Studies
University of Wisconsin-MadisonMedicine and Public HealthSummer15-16MadisonWisconsinPsychology, Chemistry, Neuroscience
Children's HospitalMedicineSummer15-16Biology
University of MiamiSylvester Comprehensive Cancer CenterSummer16-17Physics