The UMW Summer Science Institute (SSI) began its 21st year in 2020. This 10-week research program for UMW undergraduates, which runs from May to July, gives them the opportunity to work individually and creatively on research projects with dedicated faculty mentors. Students are compensated with a stipend in addition to room and board, similar to summer research programs at institutions across the country. This year, students are working with faculty on a variety of projects, including environmental issues related to climate change, mathematical models, faster ways to run computer programs simultaneously, and biological models of diseases. Several of these projects were adapted by faculty in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as all research is being done remotely. The students and faculty will continue to meet as a group throughout the summer to share their research, practice explaining their results for a wide audience, and have a chance to grow as a community. Participants will highlight the results of their hard work at a virtual research symposium will take place on July 22nd. By participating in SSI remotely, students are not only developing their scientific skills, but also learning how to adapt to the pandemic along with the workforce.