Science at Skidmore


Quick Facts

  • Student-faculty collaborative research often leads to jointly published articles and student presentations at national meetings.

  • A SEE-Beyond award can be used to support field or laboratory research, internships, to facilitate exploring new techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals.
  • Solid graduate school preparation, including personalized pre-med advising, contributed to the following:
    • over the past decade, 75% of Skidmore grads who applied to medical schools were accepted;
    • 88% who applied to dental and veterinary schools were accepted; and
    • 100% who applied to health and allied-health profession schools were accepted.

  • Skidmore offers cooperative bachelor’s and master’s programs with other leading institutions in areas such as engineering, nursing, and physical and occupational therapy. Dedicated assistance is also available for students preparing for medical, dental, veterinary, and other health schools through the Health Professions Advisory Committee.
  • Skidmore awards up to five $60,000 Porter Presidential Scholarships in Science and Mathematics each year on the basis of superior accomplishment and exceptional promise in these areas.

  • Skidmore received funding from the National Science Foundation to support the Skidmore Scholars in Science and Mathematics (S³M) Program, filling up to eight need-based scholarships each year in these areas.
  • Skidmore science faculty have been awarded millions of dollars in funding from private and governmental agencies including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Research Corporation, and the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Skidmore neuroscience students have received prestigious grants from the National Institutes of Health to fund summer collaborative research and provide tuition relief for academic-year work.