September 21, 2023

UMW Summer Science Institute

Ray Scott, professor of chemistry, has stepped down as the Director of UMW’s Summer Science Institute (SSI) after serving 12 years in this position.  Professor Scott obtained an external grant from DuPont in 1999 to start the SSI, a 10-week undergraduate research program for teams of faculty and student researchers.

SSI supports research in biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics, mathematics and computer science for 10 faculty and 22 students, and provides an opportunity for the students to present their work at a colloquium at the end of the program.  Deborah Zies, assistant professor of biology, will be joining  Debra Hydorn, professor of mathematics, as Co-Director of the SSI.  Professor Zies will serve as Co-Director for 4 years.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.