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SUMMIT-Summer Undergraduate Minority Mentoring and Internship Training

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Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The SUMMIT program's goal is to mentor minority and underrepresented groups in the Plant Sciences. There continues to be a need for a diverse scientifically trained community to address important questions focused on food production as the planet?s population continues to increase. In the NSF-funded SUMMIT program, student participants will be partnered and mentored by Ph.D. researchers. These researchers are working toward the understanding of the mechanism of meiotic recombination using modern genomic, molecular biology, and cytogenetic techniques. This multi-institutional collaborative group will be supporting undergraduate student research opportunities for the Summer of 2017 at either the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities or Cornell University ? Ithaca, NY. Each selected participate will receive a stipend of $5000 (at completion). Supplemental travel and housing funds may be available upon request.

We look forward to assisting the participants in developing as a scientist and as a member of the scientific community. We foresee students improving their research skills, building confidence in their abilities, and gaining insights into the scientific community.

Required qualifications:

United States citizen, nationals or permanent resident

Majoring in STEM, preference given to Plant Science, Biology majors

Enrolled in an undergraduate degree program

Identify as a minority or underrepresented group in the Plant Sciences

Completed application and three (3) letters of reference

Application Deadline: 2/26/2018
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Participating Institution(s):
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University of Minnesota (Lead)
Cornell University

Program Materials:
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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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