Summer Research a Success

2016 Summer Science 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 Charles Keeton and Aresty Dean Brian Ballentine. They also attended a graduate school / medical school panel and fellowship information session.

Some of this year's projects included "Analysis of the Formation of Milky Way-like Galaxies", "Computer Simulations Applied to Crowd Movements for Evacuations", and "Graphene Reinforced Polyisoprene Surgical Gloves." 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.