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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 2014. 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.

The summer 2014 application is now closed. Please check back in January 2015 for next year’s application.



Sunday, June 8, 2014 through Saturday August 2, 2014

  • Mentorship in a Rensselaer Lab
  • Professional Development
  • Opportunity to Present Research Findings
  • Living Allowance of $350 per week
  • On-Campus Room and Board

  • 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 2014

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: March 3, 2014

Contact: Heather Carbary, Office of Graduate Education, carbah@rpi.edu, (518) 276-3048

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.