Cornell University's New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Basic information

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 horticulture, plant pathology/plant-microbe biology, and food science. The student interns will have the opportunity to work with faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based. Learn more about the Summer Research Scholars Program.

Many of the basic research projects offered through this program 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.

Students 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, which could include weekend trips to Niagara Falls, the Eastman (Kodak) House, Cooperstown (Baseball Hall of Fame), hiking in the Finger Lakes region, etc.

This from a current Calvin student:

This is the summer internship that I had last year.

It was truly a great experience, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in research, especially plant related.

Geneva, NY is a gorgeous place to spend the summer, and living 2 blocks away from a beautiful lake has its benefits.

Cornell did a really good job of welcoming me into the lab and preparing me for grad school.

If anyone has any questions about the program, I'd be happy to respond

Jenna Van Bruggen  jkv27@students.calvin.edu

Summer Research Scholars Program Information | Summer Research Scholars Program

Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects in one of four disciplines including;

Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty,  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

  • 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, 2016 (May 31 for travel) and runs through July 29, 2016 (July 30 for travel)

Compensation

Benefits include housing, assistance with transportation costs, and a $4,000 stipend.

Apply

This year's application deadline has passed.

Applications are due by Friday February 12, 2016.

To be eligible for this program you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. You must have completed two—preferably three—years of collegiate level study in one of the life sciences by the start of the program. Find application instructions here.

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