Cornell AgriTech’s Summer Research Scholars Program provides hands-on research experience for undergraduate students. The goal of the program is simple but impactful: to excite students about careers in agriculture and food science.
Now in its 15th year, the program attracts students from across the U.S. to participate in cutting-edge projects alongside faculty members at the Geneva, New York, campus.
This year’s program immersed students from 17 states and 27 colleges and universities in science taking place in Cornell AgriTech fields, labs and greenhouses. Students worked on research projects in entomology, horticulture and plant breeding, plant pathology and plant-microbe biology, food science and business development. All research projects had a direct potential application to New York state agriculture and food producers.