The 10-week program will run from May 31, 2022 to August 5, 2022. Participating students are expected to conduct research independently for approximately 40 hours per week, participate in weekly mentoring by faculty and project leaders, and attend workshops, trainings, and other activities organized by the RCA office. Through the funds received from the grant, the RCA office will cover the following costs for each undergraduate researcher:
- Summer positions will pay $15/hour. It is expected that students will work 40 hours per week.
- Funds up to $500 will be available to purchase consumable research materials and for the use of NDSU core facilities.
- Student on-campus housing will be provided for non-NDSU students who would need to relocate to Fargo for the program.
This summer undergraduate research program will fund one student per project.
Given the possibility of COVID-19 impacts on the planned activities, updates will be provided when available. For any questions related to this program, please contact the RCA Faculty Fellow on Undergraduate Research, Dr. Ying Huang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Expected commitments and responsibilities for the faculty mentors include:
- Faculty mentors will review the student applications and select participating students. Numbers of applications will vary depending upon the project. In the case of multiple applicants for a project, phone interviews with the students and faculty mentor may be required.
- Faculty mentors or project leaders are expected to create a student mentoring plan. Faculty mentors will be expected to meet regularly with participating students.
- At the end of the program, students will formally present their research experiences at an NDSU poster symposium organized by the RCA office and at least one faculty mentor is required to attend.
- Faculty mentors and students may be asked to participate in the ND INBRE Symposium held annually in September and complete programs evaluations for grant reporting purposes.