Geneva, N.Y.—Hobart and William Smith Colleges recently received an award of $4,000 from The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to fund a Summer Science Fellowship for 2001 in the CUR Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program. The award is made possible by a contribution from the Merck Company Foundation.
The Summer Research program gives students and extra opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member, gain research and laboratory skills, experience the excitement of discovery, and gain understanding of personal interests and abilities.
The award will allow the Summer Research Fellow a stipend, supplies, and travel expenses to a scientific meeting at which the student will present a poster or paper on his or her research. The summer research fellowship will last between eight and 10 weeks. The program is open to all first-years, sophomores, and juniors interested in pursuing further study in chemistry or biochemistry.
The CUR supports a limited number of chemistry fellowships; seven were supported nationally for 2000.
“The Council's summer fellowship awards are increasingly competitive,” said Dr. K. Elaine Hoagland, national executive officer for the CUR. “The chemistry department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges can be proud of this achievement.”
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