Summer Research Program Activities
While research is the number one attraction, the Marquette University summer research program provides many other activities for program participants:
- a weekly journal club
- workshops on ethical issues in science and medicine
- workshops on career opportunities
- seminars by faculty from Marquette and other universities
- end-of-the-summer undergraduate research symposium
Welcome to Milwaukee
There are many opportunities for planned and unplanned outings and excursion. Summertime in Milwaukee provides many opportunities for entertainment, with an almost continuous program of ethnic festivals, lakefront festivals (such as Summerfest), musical and theatre attractions, and outdoor activities, including sailing on Lake Michigan.
While you will be spending most of your time in the Wehr
Life Sciences Building, all work and no play will make you dull and cranky.
To prevent that, the Brew City offers a plethora of activities to keep you fresh
all the things a big city has to offer (like the arts, major league sports,
great restaurants and parks) with fewer of the hassles (like big city prices,
crime, pollution and traffic).
Here are just some of the many things you can do in Milwaukee during the
- Endulge your cultured side at the nearby Milwaukee Art Museum (be sure to ask for
the student discount) or check out the world's largest dinosaur skull at the Milwaukee Public Museum, just
a few blocks from campus. Visit the S/V Denis Sullivan, a 137-foot replica of a 19th century Great Lakes schooner at Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin.
- Hop on your bike and head for Lake Michigan's beaches (they're less than two
miles from campus).
- Hear some great bands at The
Rave, Shank Hall, and Jazz in the Park. Or if you want to hear them all in one place, head to Summerfest -- the nation's largest outdoor
- Go outside and play... in nearly 15,000 acres of parks including 89 miles of
bikeways, 17 municipal golf courses and countless baseball diamonds, basketball
and tennis courts.
- Catch a Brewers game at the new Miller Park Baseball Stadium, two miles from campus.
- Savor Milwaukee's more than 1,500 restaurants, from Mexican to Thai, Italian
to German, cheeseburgers to Chinese.
When you're in Milwaukee, you've
got the best of both worlds — a big city with a small town feel.