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Office of Graduate Education


LSAMP Summer Research Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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    The Office of Graduate Education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invite underrepresented* minority undergraduate students in the STEM fields to conduct research with Rensselaer faculty for eight weeks during the summer of 2017. This program is designed to help curious and solution-oriented students gain confidence in the lab, develop enthusiasm for graduate school, cultivate a
    professional network, and earn attractive qualifications.



    Sunday, June 11, 2017 through Saturday, August 5, 2017

    • Mentorship in a Rensselaer Lab
    • Note: Applicant's area of interest must be in one of the following areas:

      School of Science

      • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
      • Biochemistry and Biophysics
      • Chemistry and Chemical Biology

      School of Engineering

      • Energy, Environment and Smart Systems
      • Biotechnology and the Life Sciences
      • Computational Science and Engineering
      • Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials
    • Professional development
    • Opportunity to present research findings
    • Living allowance of $350 per week
    • On-campus room and board

    For more information on the research being conducted, please visit the following links:

    • Full-time, eight week commitment
    • Participation in all program activities

    • Applicant must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Minimum GPA of 2.75
    • Rising junior or senior in the Fall of 2017

    Application components include:

    • Application Form
    • One page Personal Statement (one page describing your interest in pursuing a graduate degree in a STEM field)
    • One Recommendation Letter from a faculty member
    • Resume
    • Transcript (unofficial are acceptable)

    Application Deadline: Extended to March 1, 2017!

    Contact: Graduate Admissions, gradadmissions@rpi.edu, (518) 276-6216

    Additional Information

    *African-American, Alaskan Native, Native American, Hispanic American, or Native Pacific Islander.

    This program is funded by the generous support of the NSF, through the Upstate New York Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, and through the Diversity Portfolio of Rensselaer.