A Successful Summer of Research

Student explains research at 2015 Summer Science Poster Session

The Aresty Summer Science Program, which just three years ago had 28 students, has grown dramatically, and this year it included 65 students participating in research across campuses at Rutgers. The poster session, held Friday, August 7th in the Busch Student Center MPR, was the culmination of 11 weeks of full-time research for these students.

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. Summer experiences often lead to involvement in research during the subsequent academic year.

Some of this year's projects included "Genetic Information Encoded in DNA", "Fully Automated Airborne Drones with Peripheral Technology", "Small Plankton, Big Impact on Climate Studies", and "Applictaion of Immersive Reality in Human-Robot Interaction." Many students will continue to work with the same faculty mentor for the duration of their time at Rutgers. The relationships formed with faculty and the other participants are a key component of the program. Learn more about the Summer Science Program.