60 OSU undergraduates will perform research this summer

Oregon State University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program, sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), has announced its largest summer internship group, with 60 undergraduate students performing research in OSU biological science labs beginning in late June and continuing for 11 weeks.

This summer marks the 13th year of the program, which is supported by funds provided by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Frances, Ray, and Dale Cripps Scholarship fund, OSU’s URISC program, the University Honors College, OSU’s Environmental Health Science Center, the Johnson Scholarship, the Jaworski Scholarship, the Department of Biochemistry/Biophysics, and numerous research grants to OSU professors.  Student applications consisted of a letter of interest, biographical sketch, and a letter of support for a potential mentor. Participants were chosen for fellowships on the basis of their stated interests, future plans, academic record, and potential for success.

The program will hold its annual public symposium on Sept. 19-20.

Kevin Ahern, Senior Instructor in Biochemistry/Biophysics is Director of the HHMI Research Program and Dan Arp, Dean of the University Honors College, is Director of the overall HHMI Program.  With this year’s participants, 530 students will have participated in the program by summer’s end.

The Howard Hughes grant substantially increases the number of students who are able to participate in an intense, full-time research experience over a several-month period, engaging in frequent contact with other students and with a faculty mentor.

For more information contact Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu

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