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Richter Scholar Program

The Richter Scholar Summer Research Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct independent, individual research with Lake Forest College faculty early in their academic careers.

The ultimate goal of this program is to foster a strong commitment to the intellectual life, and to encourage participating students to consider careers in research and teaching.

Academically excellent students with an interest in research are invited to apply for the Richter Scholar Summer Research program in the early spring of their first year. During this time, they work one-on-one with a faculty member, doing independent research in one of a wide variety of fields. As the Richter Scholars live and work together and participate in a weekly colloquium, they become a community of peers, providing encouragement and support for one another’s research endeavors. The result is a group of scholars motivated to continue their intellectual achievement in the future.

Richter Scholar Program Contact Information

Chair and 2020 Summer Director

Jim Marquardt
Associate Professor of Politics
847-735-5126
marquardt@lakeforest.edu 

Committee Members

Karen Lebergott
Associate Professor of Art
847-735-5182
lebergot@lakeforest.edu 

Tessa Sermet
Assistant Professor of French
847-735-5277
sermet@lakeforest.edu 

Enrique Treviño
Associate Professor of Mathematics
847-735-6187
trevino@lakeforest.edu