Guess what, undergraduates! Cornell AgriTech in Geneva has received the green light to proceed with the 2021 season of the Summer Scholars Research Program, which offers students the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and postdocs, and staff on horticulture, plant pathology, and entomology research projects. 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.
Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie (Assistant Professor of Weed Ecology and Management) and Dr. Yu Jiang (Assistant Research Professor of Digital Agriculture) have partnered together to develop and exciting project to assist with pigweed (Amaranthus species) identification. From the Cornell website:
Some specifics about the Summer Scholars Program:
- 9-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.
- Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for USDA NIFA funding.
- Students must be 18 years of age by June 8, 2021.
- Students must have completed two, and preferably three, years of college level study in one of the life sciences by June 2021.
- For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-agritech/our-expertise/student-programs/summer-scholars/program-information/summer-scholar-faqs
- For a complete list of project descriptions, please visit: https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-agritech/our-expertise/student-programs/summer-scholars/projects
- For application instructions, please visit: https://cals.cornell.edu/cornell-agritech/our-expertise/student-programs/summer-scholars/application-process
Applications are due on February 5, 2021 and academic reference letters are due on February 12, 2021, so don't delay!
If you'd like more information about the project, please feel free to contact Dr. Sosnoskie at firstname.lastname@example.org.