Undergrads can apply for new summer research opportunities at Cornell Tech

By: Kathy Hovis,  A&S Communications
March 1, 2018

Up to 10 undergraduate students from the Ithaca campus will spend their summer doing research on the new Cornell Tech campus as part of a new partnership between Cornell Tech and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering.

Students will work with Cornell Tech faculty and postdocs, or partner organizations/companies associated with the campus, over a 10-week summer program. 

Leaders in arts & sciences and engineering created the summer research program after the provost’s office called for ideas for cross-campus collaborations between the Ithaca campus and Cornell Tech. This new program is supported by the provost’s office.

“This program is an excellent opportunity to let Cornell undergraduates experience the exciting activity at Cornell Tech,” said Ted O’Donoghue, senior associate dean for social science in the College of Arts & Sciences. “Moreover, it’s a great way to connect the campuses, as sometimes the best way to connect academic units is via their common interactions with students.”

The program is tailored to students who have technology interests and have taken a set of relevant technical courses, but have majors outside computer and information science. Students will come from a broad range of disciplines in engineering, social and behavior science and humanities.

“Engineering is increasingly cross-disciplinary, with successful projects and research requiring contributions from previously disparate fields,” said Mike Thompson, director of undergraduate engineering programs for the College of Engineering. “This program provides a unique opportunity to seed this effort, both increasing collaborations across the Ithaca and Cornell-Tech campus, and leveraging the entrepreneurial and technological intense environment at Cornell Tech to excite our undergraduates in new directions.”

Students selected for the program will be awarded a $7,000 stipend plus a $4,500 housing allowance. Applications are due March 11 and students can apply via Handshake: https://cornell.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1361150/share_preview.

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