Summer undergraduate research fellowship application deadline March 2

Accepted students awarded stipend; collaborate on research projects




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A. Sue Weisler

Mike Every, a second-year physics major, was among the students awarded a stipend in the summer of 2011 as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. Every discovered a way to centrifugally cast telescope mirrors and his research caught the attention of an astronomer at California Polytechnic. Every was invited to present his research at a conference in Hawaii and to contribute to a book being written about the subject.

RIT is currently accepting applications for its 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. The application deadline is March 2.

Students accepted into the program are awarded a $3,000 stipend to work on a targeted research project for 10 weeks. As part of the application process, students need to identify a faculty mentor who will assist them on research design and provide overall oversight. Past summer fellows are eligible to apply for this year’s program.

At the culmination of their research, participants are encouraged to present their findings at the Summer Undergraduate Research and Innovation Symposium held in August.

For more information, go to nova.innovation.rit.edu/csi2/main/node/SURIF or contact Clare Lagiewski in the Center for Student Innovation at cxlism@rit.edu or at 475-2185.

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A. Sue Weisler

Mike Every, a second-year physics major, was among the students awarded a stipend in the summer of 2011 as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. Every discovered a way to centrifugally cast telescope mirrors and his research caught the attention of an astronomer at California Polytechnic. Every was invited to present his research at a conference in Hawaii and to contribute to a book being written about the subject.