Applicants are responsible for obtaining recommendations from 2 of their high school teachers ( math/science preferred) and should follow up to ensure that their letters are submitted by the application deadline.
***OPTIONAL*** Letters from any previous research supervisors (if applicable) are encouraged. If applicable, a third letter of recommendation (optional) from a faculty research mentor/laboratory supervisor may be submitted by email directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines (suggested) for Recommendation letter-writers:
It is helpful if a letter of recommendation includes:
a) Why you feel the student would benefit from spending a summer at Stony Brook University;
b) Applicant's strengths and weaknesses (at least one of each) that your feel are most relevant to his/her participation in the Simons Summer Research Program;
c) One of more specific examples that best illustrate the student's engagement with science, interest in research, and/or aptitude for doing scientific work;
d) How you would rank the student's ability to work independently and to collaborate and work with others;
e) Any other relevant information that you would like the faculty selection committee to consider regarding the student's application.