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  • Integrated Sciences First-Year Program Summer Research Experience

    Application Deadline: February 26, 2016

    Program Dates: June 1 - June 24, 2016

    Eligibility:  All first-year students are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to science students with background or experience in the areas of systems.

    First-year are invited to apply for the Integrated Sciences Summer Research Experience during the summer of 2016. During this time students will receive room and board, a $1000 stipend, and an immersive experience in conducting research on the Kern Center with faculty members.  During the first week, students will read grants, read primary literature, complete literature reviews, and write a proposal for their summer work.  During the second week, the students and faculty will attend the American Ecological Engineering Society Annual Meeting (Knoxville, TN) where the students will present posters, participate in a student design challenge, and immerse themselves in a professional conference and community.   During the third and fourth weeks, students will attend lab meetings, conduct research, participate in skills based workshops, and synthesize and present their work.

    Applicants are asked to write an essay (single-spaced, one page maximum) describing why they would like to attend and what they hope to get out of the program. They must also have their Division I advisor submit a letter of support to Christine Speek ( the NS office. Faculty will then select students for a brief interview before final decisions are made.

    Students who are selected for the program will be notified by March 11.