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Please note: due to funding restrictions, we will not be hosting an AGEP Summer Research Institute in 2012.
SUNY AGEP considers research an integral part of the college experience and a way to encourage graduate study because it integrates students early into the research culture. Therefore, SUNY AGEP sponsors an annual Summer Research Institute (SRI) which offers qualified underrepresented minority undergraduates in the STEM disciplines an enriching and valuable research experience. Participants are placed under the direction and guidance of faculty members and researchers at Stony Brook University for an intensive ten-week residential program.Laboratory or Brookhaven National Laboratory, two cutting edge laboratories leading scientific research nationally and worldwide, located only 30 minutes away.
Outline of Activities
Research is the main focus of the summer program. Each SRI participant will be placed under the direction of a Stony Brook University faculty mentor and graduate student to work on a specific research assignment. This is a unique opportunity to receive hands-on training in basic science research.
The SRI also features a variety of seminars, workshops, and tours designed to enhance skills needed for graduate study.
- The Research Methods Seminar seeks to orient students on the design and execution of research, and provide guidance to each participant on their individual research project.
- The Graduate School Preparation & Development help students prepare a solid, grammatically well-written, and compelling statement of purpose for their graduate school application. This workshop also provides information about national conference where the interns can present their work as well as discussions about the transition to graduate school.
- Other workshops that focus on a broad spectrum of graduate study topics such as tips on applying to graduate school, money management, and so forth.
- We also host a tour to either Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory or Brookhaven National Laboratory, two cutting edge laboratories leading scientific research nationally and worldwide, located only 30 minutes away.
At the end of the SRI, all participants are expected to create a poster on their research project and present it at the SRI Research Symposium. Students are also expected to submit an abstract of their research during the seventh week of the program, which is published in the symposium program booklet. This experience offers students the chance to participate in a real conference environment, enhance their presentation skills, and feel a sense of great accomplishment.
The selection of participants will be based on academic merit and the availability of appropriate faculty mentors. Candidates must meet the following requirements for consideration: be either a US citizen or permanent resident; enrolled in an undergraduate STEM degree program; entering their junior or senior year; have a minimum GPA of 3.0; be African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Pacific Islander; and be willing to participate in all SRI program activities.
Selected students are required to complete the entire length of the program, showing a full commitment to their responsibilities at all times. Participants will receive a $4000 stipend and free room and board. Transportation expenses up to $300 will be granted to students traveling from distance greater than 75 miles. As a condition of acceptance, all participants must sign an agreement that outlines program expectations and the rules and regulations of Stony Brook University.
- Complete the application form (PDF format)
- Obtain two academic letters of recommendation (PDF format)
- Include a copy of your most recent official transcripts
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Submit your complete application packet to:
AGEP Summer Research Institute
Center for Inclusive Education
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library E-1340
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3387