The Bill Lane Center for the American West, in collaboration with the office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), offers on-campus research opportunities for Stanford undergraduates to work with faculty on projects related to the American West. We welcome students from a wide variety of disciplines to engage with issues related to western land and life in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The Center's Research Assistants (RAs) pursue original research with faculty, working part-time for a maximum of 10 hours per week during the school year and up to 40 hours per week during the summer. Students meet regularly with their mentors to discuss goals and plans for research. There are three types of research projects: student-initiated, faculty-initiated, or pre-identified projects posted on the Center's website.
There are no openings at this time. If you have a project in mind, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer 2017 Research Assistants
Meet the 2017 Summer Research Assistants Under the direction of Professor Bruce Cain and Senior Researcher Iris Hui, our RA’s spend ten weeks exploring subjects ranging from integrated water management, air pollution and health issues, the history of Chinese railroad workers in the West, to computer assisted text analysis of congressional speeches and more. Please join us in welcoming our young researchers. Read more
Summer 2016 Research Assistants
Miguel Samano, 2019, Undeclared: US-Mexico Pollution
Troy Barnhart, 2018, Earth Systems: Permitting
Masha Gorkovenko, 2019, Computer Science: Regional polling, IWRM
Daylon Tippett, 2018, Symbolic Systems: Transportation initiative and freshman helmet study
Victoria Mao, 2017, Energy Resources Engineering: Energy
Johnstone Kipyator, 2017, Energy Resources Engineering: Green energy in Africa
Maame Kome-Mensah, 2019, Computer Science: Green energy in Africa
Griffin Bovee: Chinese Railroad Workers project
Juliana Chang: Chinese Railroad Workers project