The 14th annual Aresty Summer Science Program culminated with a poster session, held Thursday, August 2nd in the Busch Student Center MPR. Fifty-one first-year students shared their findings after the ten-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. Students attended various professional development seminars including a graduate school / medical school panel and fellowship information session with Dr. Art Casciato, director of Rutgers Office of Distinguished Fellowships.
Some of this year's projects included "Quantitative Comparison of PSII operation across the Tree of Life," "Assessment of Antidepressant Treatment-Resistance using Mouse Models," and "Passwords, Authentication and Security Engineering." 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.