New Research Program for Summer Scholars Begins Friday

Posted on 6/11/2014 3:01:22 PM

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics launches its inaugural Research Experience for Summer Scholars Program on Friday, June 13, 2014. 

The opportunity to do research and share the results through networking is one of the best professional development experiences undergraduate students can have at IUP.  

Students are invited to expand their research horizons by signing up for the exciting new program “Research Experience for Summer Scholars." At a series of events, they can mingle with other students and faculty to learn what cutting-edge research is happening at IUP this summer and hear about the amazing resources available to them. Many exciting frontiers are being explored, and students can be a part of it all.

Interested students should contact Justin Fair at They should include their name, their research advisor’s name, and the department in which they’re doing research. Or they can stop in at his office: Room 138, Weyandt Hall.

All active participants will receive a certificate of participation. 

Petri Plate Pizza Series

June 13, June 27, and July 11; Room 240, Weyandt Hall

11:30 a.m.

Informal gatherings of motivated researchers sharing their research experiences with great friends over food. Some sessions will start off with a 10–15-minute research talk and then break into discussion.

One session will include a resume writing workshop: students can bring their resume and learn how to make it stand out from the crowd.  

Student-Organized Day Trip to Yellow Creek State Park

July 25; Picnic Pavilion (located in Loop #1)

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Students and faculty will head outdoors to relax. Lunch will be provided in the form of a cookout, and there will be a possibility for water sports and outside games!  

Guest Speaker Patricia DeMarco and Poster Session 

August 7; College Lodge

At this catered event, keynote speaker Patricia DeMarco (Carnegie Mellon University) will kick off the program with her talk “Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs): Problems and Possibilities.” Students then will build their academic credentials by presenting their summer research project to fellow students and sharing the strides they made in contributing to the exciting areas research happening at IUP this summer!

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