The Magellan Project

Thary Chea, Magellan Project.

The Magellan Project is unique to Washington & Jefferson and provides our students with the support and funding necessary to pursue their own self-designed summer research projects. These projects take them to points as close to home as Pittsburgh and as far away as Cyprus, where they study everything from fair trade laws to perfume marketing and sports psychology. The Magellan Project makes it possible for you to do whatever you can dream of doing, wherever you can dream of going. So make sure you dream big.

Read more about how to make your dream a Magellan Project reality on the Magellan FAQ page

Examples of past Magellan Projects:

  • Studying Holocaust sites in Europe

  • Marketing perfumes in Switzerland

  • Researching at the Pasteur Institute in Paris

  • Assessing worker safety in Pittsburgh

  • Exploring health care systems in Cyprus

  • Managing operations at the Cal Ripken Baseball Experience in South Carolina

A complete list of past recipients and projects is available on the Recipients & Projects webpage.

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