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2015 Summer Research Scholars Program


Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects in one of four disciplines including; Entomology, Food Science, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology/Plant-Microbe Biology.

The student interns will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students, postdocs, and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.

The submission deadline for all application related material is
February 13, 2015

Microscope
Nanofabricated fluidic chambers in
which bacteria were examined
microscopically was one project
experienced by a previous
summer undergraduate intern.

Cornell University’s New York State Ag Experiment Station offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects in one of four disciplines including; Entomology, Food Science, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology/Plant-Microbe Biology.  Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and postdocs, and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.  Many of our basic research projects have a translational alignment with practical problem solving applications for the agricultural community. The goal of the program is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to plan and conduct experiments, evaluate data, communicate results, and learn about opportunities in agricultural and food research.

The Scholar will have the opportunity to participate in other career-related activities including trips to farms, orchards, and vineyards in the area.  Other touring opportunities will also be available, for example weekend trips to Niagara Falls, the Eastman (Kodak) House, Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame), hiking in the Finger Lakes region, etc.

Niagara Falls
The Niagara Falls – the most powerful falls in North America

 

Specifics

  • Nine week internships in conducting research in a faculty program at the Experiment Station
  • Gain research experience and learn about the research conducted on the Geneva campus
  • Additional programs and trips will be offered
  • Benefits include housing, assistance with transportation costs, and a $4,000 stipend
  • Starts on June 1, 2015 (May 31 for travel) and runs through July 31, 2015 (August 1 for travel)

Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Only students that have not yet completed their bachelor’s degree program are eligible
  • Must have completed two, and preferably three, years of college level study in one of the life sciences by June 2015
Plant Pathology
The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY