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CORNELL LABORATORY FOR ACCELERATOR-BASED SCIENCES AND EDUCATION — CLASSE

2016 Summer Research for Community College Students

[ About the Program | Application Information | Research ]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded us a grant for a summer research program for upstate New York community college students. Under this program, students interested in a career in science, engineering, and technology will be invited to participate in cutting-edge research at the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE).

The eight-week program will start Monday, June 13, 2016 and end Friday, August 5, 2016. In addition to participation in accelerator and x-ray science research, the program will include formal seminars, formal lectures, tours of research facilities, social and recreational events, and a forum at the program's end in which participants present results of their research. Participants will receive a stipend of $3,950. Local group housing will be provided through Cornell University Campus life, if participants prefer not to commute daily.

Instructions for applying to the SRCCS program will be posted online March 16, 2016. Interested students will need to complete an online application, provide two letters of recommendation, and transcripts from their community college. All applications, letters and unofficial transcripts must be submitted by midnight EST on April 15, 2016. Acceptance letters will be emailed to selected participants no later than Friday, April 22, 2016.

View/download the SRCCS Participant Guide, SRCCS 2015 Events Calendar, Cornell Summer Program Information Sheet.

MENTORING OF PARTICIPANTS

Participants in the program will be assigned a mentor (professor, research associate, or graduate student) to define the nature of the research project, to guide the participant's effort through frequent interaction, and to provide one-on-one training. Mentors will also advise on potential college and career options in the physical sciences, and will stay in contact with participants after the summer research program.

PAST PROJECTS

(Talks, final papers, student posters, and misc. images)

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applications should be submitted through this form: Online Application

  • A personal statement describing your experience, skills, interests and goals, and what aspect of the research at CLASSE is of special interest to you, are required.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals, at least one from a professor, who are familiar with your potential for research. Please request the letters to be sent directly to Eva Luna (ejr89@cornell.edu).
  • An electronic transcript from your university (a scanned copy is acceptable, however we may request an original at a later time).

For further information, please contact:
General inquiries:
Dr. Gina Hurny
(607) 255-2319 (ph)
glh2@cornell.edu

Housing and stipend inquiries:
Ms. Monica Wesley
(607) 255-4952 (ph)
man5@cornell.edu

RESEARCH THAT SRCSS STUDENTS WILL BE CONTRIBUTING TO: