STEM

Adams' 2018-19 Resident STEM Tutors: William Burke (Lead), Cody McCoy, Chelsea Messinger, Christopher Riley

Adams' 2018-19 Non-Resident STEM Tutors: Joe Brancale, Sam Church, Catarina Martinez, Kevin Mastro, Sam Wattrus, Ben Wong

The STEM Tutor team serves as a resource for students for all things related to science, tech, engineering, math, and computer science.  Feel free to talk with us about possible career paths, doing research as an undergrad, applying to grad school, and the role of science in society.  We also host an event called STEM Forum every two weeks.  Stop by STEM Forum to work on your P-Sets alongside other folks, chat with STEM Tutors, meet visiting scientists, and eat some snackos.  

Research opportunities in STEM for undergraduates at Harvard: 

  • The Life Science Research Advisor, Anushka Babakhanyan, is advertised as the go-to person to meet with when an undergrad starts considering joining a life sciences lab.  She points out departmental websites, helps with resumés, and remembers which students had positive/negative experiences in a lab/if a professor is actually located somewhere else and is jointly appointed/if the lab is doing really well or poorly with funding, etc.  
  • From the Life Sciences page, here's a directory of biology Head Tutors/Support Staff.  It is also considered to be completely normal for a student to ask course TFs and Head Tutors about research opportunities.  
  • Dr. Georgi, is an excellent resource on research and coursework in physics and chemistry.  
  • The Harvard College Office of Research and Fellowships can help students find funding to support research.  
  • The Student Employment Office is meant to help students find term-time work opportunities; usually they are paid, but often research internships are posted.  If you are looking for a research opportunity that is also paid, this is a possible place to look.  
  • The Office of Career Services is meant to help students find summer & post-graduation jobs & internships, which can be research related.  

Other academic resources in STEM:

  • Concentration advisors are always the best resources for navigating the requirements of each concentration. You can find all of them on their departmental pages. Some of them are also listed below.
  • There are 6 different SEAS concentrations, and the concentration advisors can help you navigate them.
  • Bioengineering advising resources can be found here.  
  • Computer Science concentration directors can be found here.  
  • The Deptartment of Statistics' faculty can be found here.