Spotlight

Faculty at event
This year, more than 250 Rutgers professors are supporting over 400+ students through the Aresty Center's Summer Science program and Research Assistantship program—our largest cohort of faculty students ever. On January 26, from 4:30-6:30PM, we invite our faculty to come celebrate their accomplishments and all they do for Aresty at the Rutgers Visitor Center. We take this moment to say "thank you" to our faculty supporters. None of our growth could happen without our faculty, who represent the key lever to providing students with the research opportunities they need to succeed across disciplines. Our growth reveals both the demand among Rutgers undergraduates for hands-on research... Continued
2016 Aresty Research SLAM
On Thursday, December 8, Aresty held its second annual Research Slam! at the Cove in Busch Student Center as a way to showcase the breadth of research happening at Rutgers. A Research Slam is an alternative academic presentation that offers participants an interactive way to present their current work and engage with audience members, while effectively communicating their research to a non-expert audience. Many students turned out to see current Aresty research assistants and faculty present on a myriad of topics. Presenters included: Eloise Gayer, working with Amy Cooper, PhD candidate in the English Department and Center for Cultural Analysis Graduate Fellow ... Continued
Madison Little presents at the Symposium
Professor Francis Barchi and Aresty alum Madison Little have co-authored a paper entitled, "National ethics guidance in Sub-Saharan Africa on the collection and use of human biological specimens: a systematic review." Madison was a 2014-2015 Aresty Research Assistant and also recieved conference funding during his time here. Two other Aresty RAs, Ogechukwu Erechukwu and Ankita Tripathi, also contributed to the article. You can read it here.   Ashley Moffit, a 2015-2016 Aresty RA, along with her faculty mentor, Can Uslay, has been published in the inaugural edition of the Rutgers Business Review... Continued
Peer Instructor Training
Our 45 Peer Instructors (PIs) were extra busy this year during training, thanks to the new active learning classroom in Tillett Hall. On Thursday, September 1st, our Peer Instructors attended their second orientation and training session with Dean Brian Ballentine and Faculty Director Chuck Keeton. Topics covered included learning strategies for faciliting group discussion, understanding the goals of the peer group meetings, and preparing for the first meeting. Aresty Peer Instructors serve as a resource and program guide for participants in the Aresty Research Assistant Program. In this capacity, Aresty PIs help... Continued
Summer Science students at Poster Session
The 12th annual Aresty Summer Science Program culminated with a poster session, held Friday, July 29th in the Busch Student Center MPR. Sixty-three first-year students shared their findings after the eight-week program. The Summer Science Program is an intensive, full-time, on-campus research experience for Rutgers-New Brunswick rising sophomores only. Students are matched with faculty mentors from a diverse array of scientific disciplines. Participants learn about the process of research by working with their mentors in the laboratory and by participating in workshops, seminars, and social events. New this year, students collaborated on a "research challenge" with Aresty faculty director... Continued

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