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The next generation of computer science researchers immersed themselves in various projects at RIT this summer. Ten students, five from RIT and five from across the country, spent 10 weeks exploring black holes, high performance file systems, data visualization and other topics. The goal of their experience was not merely to break new ground in the field, but to develop a passion for research itself. That’s why the National Science Foundation awarded RIT a grant worth more than $250,000 to make this “Research Experience for Undergraduates” possible. In addition to providing students with an engaging research experience, the program educates them about the possibilities that exist in graduate school.