CANR's Summer Institute accepting applications for 2014 session
1:26 p.m., Feb. 18, 2014--The University of Delaware's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) will offer a 10-week Summer Institute for underrepresented populations of undergraduate students who have an interest in pursuing graduate degrees in the agricultural and natural resource sciences.
The Summer Institute will be held on the UD campus in Newark from Monday, June 9, through Friday, Aug. 15.
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The program is now accepting applications and the application deadline is April 1. The program is open to students at UD as well as other universities. Enrollment is limited to five undergraduate students and preference is given to students who are completing the junior year of their academic program.
The Summer Institute is intended to provide participating students with an opportunity to learn about the varied and exciting opportunities available in graduate education in the college.
Past Summer Institute scholars conducted research in a variety of topics at CANR, such as studying rice blast disease in rice, heading to coastal communities to poll beachgoers on their opinions about offshore energy production and looking at arsenic in mushrooms and its effect on the human diet.
To read more about past Summer Institute sessions, click here.
Since 2009, 21 students have completed the Summer Institute program.
Maria Pautler, program coordinator, has kept in touch with Summer Institute alumni. "Former participants have found the program quite helpful in discerning their future education options. Several students are now enrolled in graduate programs within the CANR,” said Pautler. “Other students have been accepted into graduate schools in the agricultural and natural resources sciences, such as Ross University Veterinary School, George Washington University and Michigan State University."
Travel expenses and housing costs provided in University residence halls will be covered. Transportation from residence halls to CANR facilities will be discussed. All students will also receive a stipend to help cover costs of participation.
For more information, contact Tom Sims, CANR deputy dean, at email@example.com.
To download an application, click here.