Biosystems Dynamics Summer Institute


Lehigh University was the recipient of grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2006-2015) to fund undergraduate science initiatives in STEM approaches to complex problems in life sciences. The initiative is continuing with an emphasis on expanding the interdisciplinary culture at the University through distinctive research experiences.

Undergraduate summer research opportunities include participation in the Biosystems Dynamics Summer Institute (BDSI). Research groups are led by faculty from different disciplines and include graduate and undergraduate students working together on a common research project.

The 10-week summer program includes:

  • an intensive research experience for students

  • research discussion groups

  • workshops for writing and presentation skills

  • research seminars

A major goal of this program is to provide research experiences that emphasize the multi-disciplinary approaches that can help address the increasingly complex questions facing the life sciences, public health, and medicine.