Program Expectations

In addition to the Bridges Scholars’ master’s degree requirements, the following activities will help students prepare for their Ph.D. aspirations:

First Year

Monthly Individual Ph.D. Readiness Team Meetings

World of Wonder in Science Seminar Series

Professional Development Seminar Series

Paid Research Assistantship at RIT Laboratory

Attendance at a discipline-based professional conference

Fall UR Course: Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research

Spring UR Course: Workshop in Scientific Communication

Summer

10 week Research Assistantship at UR Laboratory

Second Year

Monthly Individual Ph.D. Readiness Team Meetings

World of Wonder in Science Seminar Series

Professional Development Seminar Series

Paid Research Assistantships at UR Laboratories

UR Course: elective in Scholar’s targeted doctoral discipline

Present at a discipline-based professional conference

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