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Summer Research Scholars Program Information

scholar willow researchCornell AgriTech offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects in several disciplines including;

Students 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.

Specifics for 2019 program

  • Nine week internships to conduct research in a faculty program at Cornell AgriTech
  • Gain research experience and learn about the diverse agriculture and food systems in New York
  • Additional professional enrichment programming and field trips will be offered
  • Benefits include housing and a $4,825 stipend
  • Starts on May 29, 2019 (May 28 for travel) and runs through July 26, 2019 (July 27 for travel)

Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for USDA NIFA funding.
  • Must be 18 years of age by May 28, 2019
  • Must have completed two, and preferably three, years of college level study in one of the life sciences by June 2019

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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, Corning Museum of Glass, hiking in the Finger Lakes region, etc.