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Undergrads: Apply for summer research opportunities at Cornell Tech

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Rebecca Valli

Up to 10 undergraduate students from the Ithaca campus will spend their summer doing research on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island as part of a new partnership between Cornell Tech and the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering.

Students will work with Cornell Tech faculty, postdoctoral researchers or partner organizations and companies associated with the campus, for over 10 weeks.

Leaders in arts and sciences and engineering created the summer research program after the provost’s office called for ideas for cross-campus collaborations between the Ithaca campus and Cornell Tech. The new program is supported by the provost’s office.

“This program is an excellent opportunity to let Cornell undergraduates experience the exciting activity at Cornell Tech,” said Ted O’Donoghue, senior associate dean for social science in the College of Arts and Sciences. “Moreover, it’s a great way to connect the campuses, as sometimes the best way to connect academic units is via their common interactions with students.”

The program is tailored to students who have technology interests and have taken a set of relevant technical courses, but have majors outside computer and information science. Students will come from a broad range of disciplines in engineering, social and behavior science and the humanities.

“Engineering is increasingly cross-disciplinary, with successful projects and research requiring contributions from previously disparate fields,” said Mike Thompson, director of undergraduate engineering programs for the College of Engineering. “This program provides a unique opportunity to seed this effort, both increasing collaborations across the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campus, and leveraging the entrepreneurial and technologically intense environment at Cornell Tech to excite our undergraduates in new directions.”

Students selected for the program will be awarded a $7,000 stipend plus a $4,500 housing allowance. Applications are due March 11.


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