Summer Research Opportunity at IUP to Begin June 1

Posted on 5/24/2016 12:03:02 PM

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The 2016 Research Experience for Summer Scholars (RESS) program is set to start June 1. Students from around the university and a faculty mentor will work on a cutting-edge research project during the 10-week program. What to join us? There are still spots available to those students and faculty conducting research this summer, and it’s open to students in all university programs. 

In addition to a research project, the summer research program also contains professional development activities, including a resumé writing workshop and essentials of research presentations. 

The RESS students will highlight their research accomplishments at the end-of-summer poster session, which will be held in the IUP HUB on August 4, 2016. 

The 2016 RESS Students Will:

  • Gain experience in their field of study through hands-on research with one-on-one faculty engagement;
  • Increase their confidence in relating scientific information in and out of their main field of study;
  • Improve their chances at getting into graduate school or employment in the industrial sector;
  • Make valuable and long-lasting connections by practicing teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills;
  • Create a well-rounded resume and be a part of a scientific publication or report; and
  • Present scientific material that they generate. 

If you are interested in joining this program, please contact Justin Fair at

Congratulations to all of these top-notch scholars:

Kusuma Anand, Dr. Nealen
Stephanie Bachman, Dr. Farnsworth
Michael Belko, Dr. Diep
Allison Berry, Dr. Lewis
Ashley Bolig, Dr. Farrell
Vanessa Bouch, Dr. Fair
Kristen Baumgartner, Dr. Majumdar
Suzie Craig, Dr. Major
Deanne Cuda, Dr. LeBlond
Lewis Dominguez, Dr. Villemain
Brennan Ferguson, Dr. Hovan
Samuel Glines, Dr. Karimi
Aschleigh Graham, Dr. See 
Chasity Hankinson, Dr. Fair
Derek Hanely, Dr. Bouchat 
Victoria Jakicic, Dr. Bouchat
Nicole Kelley, Dr. Hovan
Nicole Lees, Dr. Warnock
Shannon Link, Dr. Fair
Rebekah Mikeasky, Dr. Major
Ashley Miller, Dr. Farnesworth
Sky Semone, Dr. Karimi
Elizabeth Stackhouse, Dr. Diep
Emily Sterner, Dr. Major
Katherine Stivason, TBD 

Full Schedule of Events:

June 1: Ice Cream Social

  • For Students and Faculty (3:00–4:30, Weyandt Hall 240)

June 10: Petri Plate Pizza Session #1

  • For Students and Faculty (11:30–1:00, Weyandt Hall 240)

June 15: Resume Writing Workshop, Presented by Dr. Fair

  • For Students (3:30–4:30, Weyandt Hall 240 or Writing Center)

June 24: Petri Plate Pizza Session #2

  • For Students and Faculty (11:30–1:00, Weyandt Hall 240)

July 8: Petri Plate Pizza Session #3

  • For Students and Faculty (11:30–1:00, Weyandt Hall 240)

July 13: Essentials of Presentations and Posters

  • For Students (3:30–4:30, Weyandt Hall 240)

July 22: Cook Out and Day Trip

  • For Students and Faculty (11:30–4:00, Yellowcreek)

August 4: Poster Session and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anne Jefferson

  • For Students and Faculty (2:00–5:00, HUB Ohio Room)

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