The Walker Summer Research Award was established by Dr. Graham Walker, a 1970 BSc Honours in Chemistry graduate from Carleton University, who is currently a professor in the Department of Biology at MIT. The purpose of the award is to assist promising undergraduate students in gaining research experience with a research group in Chemistry or Biochemistry at Carleton during the summer months. The award is for a full 16-week period.
Interested undergraduate students should submit an application by February 28, 2021 to the Walker Award committee:
Walker Award committee
c/o Caitlyn McKenzie
The application must include the following:
- A cover letter outlining your research experience, your aspirations for a career in research, and a brief description of your intended summer research project. One or two pages is sufficient for this letter.
- A written affirmation of interest from your intended faculty supervisor to support you for the summer.
- Your contact information.
Please note, you are not eligible for the Walker Award if you are awarded an NSERC USRA or DSRI. If you require more information, please email Caitlyn.McKenzie@carleton.ca
If public health restrictions continue, the award may be offered in an online format.
Dr Graham Walker gave a talk at MIT about his career in 2018. He discussing his childhood fascination with science, how it led him to MIT, and his current research endeavors — studying DNA repair and mutagenesis, as well as symbiosis between bacteria and plants. From 9-17 minutes he talks about Ottawa, Carleton University and his experience with Chemistry Professor Bob Wightman. https://youtu.be/prEDznxbmm8