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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
Dr. Fuat Celik and Daryll Munoz
The Aresty Summer Science Program fosters a truly interdisciplinary community of researchers that would be hard to cultivate elsewhere. These students live together, discuss their research together, and share challenges together. Over the course of the summer, they build a network across schools and disciplines that would be almost impossible to construct outside this program. Our 63 first-year students this summer are working across the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Their abstracts are available... Continued
Senior Peer Instructors for 2016-2017
We are pleased to welcome one returning and four new Senior Peer Instructors for the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition to coaching and supervising our Peer Instructors next academic year, these outstanding undergraduates also serve as mentors to our research assistants and represent the Aresty Research Center at various events. Senior Peer Instructors are selected for their demonstrated leadership, strong research knowledge, and dedication to scholarly community at Rutgers. Kiera Brennan is a senior in the SEBS Honors Program majoring in Genetics and pursuing a certificate in Evolutionary Medicine. As an Aresty Research Assistant, she worked with Dr. Aparna Zama to... Continued
Best poster winner Elise Zhou
Thanks to the efforts of Rutgers graduate students, staff, and corporate judges, the Aresty Research Center evaluates the poster presentations at our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. This year the top posters were chosen from three broad categories: Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). We have awarded three prizes in STEM this year due to the high quality and excellent work of the students. After tallying up all of the scores, we’re excited to announce our winners for 2016. Congratulations to these Best Posters and Honorable Mentions from the 12th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium! Humanities... Continued

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