Cornell AgriTech offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects in several disciplines including;

Students have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and postdocs, and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.  Many of our basic research projects have a translational alignment with practical problem solving applications for the agricultural community. The goal of the program is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to plan and conduct experiments, evaluate data, communicate results, and learn about opportunities in agricultural and food research.

Specifics for the 2021 program

  • Nine week internships to conduct research in a faculty program at Cornell AgriTech
  • Gain research experience and learn about the diverse agriculture and food systems in New York
  • Additional professional enrichment programming and field trips will be offered
  • Benefits include housing and a $4,825 stipend
  • Program anticipated to start on June 9, 2021 (June 8 travel) and run through August 6, 2021 (August 7 for travel)
  • As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will post specifics about testing requirements and other pandemic-related requirements.

Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for USDA NIFA funding
  • Must be 18 years of age by June 8, 2021
  • Must have completed two, and preferably three, years of college level study in one of the life sciences by June 2021
  • Must also still be enrolled in an undergraduate life sciences program by June 2021

The Scholar will have the opportunity to participate in other career-related activities including trips to farms, orchards, and vineyards in the area.  Other touring opportunities will also be available, for example weekend trips to Niagara Falls, the Eastman (Kodak) House, Corning Museum of Glass, hiking in the Finger Lakes region, etc.