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(Graduate and Summer Undergrad Experiences)
FULLY FUNDED GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS PURSUING GRADUATE DEGREES IN:
Plant Biology, Plant Breeding, Horticulture, Plant Pathology & Plant Microbe Interactions, Soil and Crop Science, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Biological & Environmental Engineering
National Science Foundation Research Training (NRT) Grant: Team training in digital plant science to predict genotype-to-phenotype relationships across multiple scales.
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Research Training: synergy among plant science, computer science and engineering
Core Elements of this NRT Training Grant
Our goal is to develop a novel, graduate training initiative that integrates interdisciplinary team learning and professional development to equip a diverse, next generation of Digital Plant Scientists to make data-driven discoveries in plant science across multiple scales, from single cells to ecosystems.
- Interactive and innovative Digital Plant Science (DPS) graduate coursework
- Novel DPS Team Research Rotation Project
- T-training / Soft Skills
- Professional Internship Opportunities
FALL (Year 1):
Interactive and Innovative Digital Plant Science graduate coursework
Three 5-week course modules in Fall semester of year 1
Module 1: Advanced Statistics and Experimental Design
Module 2: Hands-On Plant Computational & Machine Learning Programming
Module 3: Engineering Novel Strategies for Plant Science Measurement and Sensing
Novel Digital Plant Science Team Research Rotation Projects
Quantitative modeling of cell growth in live plants
Sensing communication between plants and the environment
Courses and Workshops on skills important for academic and non-academic careers
- Business as a second language
- Telling your research story
- Leadership for life scientists
- Intergroup dialogue
Professional Internship Opportunities with companies such as:
Bayer, BASF Plant Science, Corteva, Microsoft, Oracle, and more.
Dr. Michael Scanlon
PI and Director of Graduate Studies
261 Plant Sciences
Ithaca, NY 14853
PAID UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCES:
Cornell University NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programs
10 week-long summer research experiences – application deadlines on links below
- Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility Research Experience for Undergraduates (CNF REU) http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/education/reu
- Molecular Biology and Genetics of Cell Signaling REU program https://mbg.cornell.edu/undergraduate/summer-research-experience/
- Summer Research Scholars Program Information (Plant Pathology and Plant Microbe Biology) https://scholars.pppmb.cals.cornell.edu/program-information/
- Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Science (BTl): Bioinformatics REU Internships & Plant Genome Research Program REU Internships
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
ORISE Sr. Recruiter – DoD Participant Programs
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Past Program Affiliations
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National Hispanic Internship Program
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Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Internships Program
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is an organization committed to serving students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). By providing scholarships and other funding opportunities to qualified students who attend HBCUs, TMCF aims to enhance college students’ educational experience. Being a TMCF mentor, I know firsthand the amount of effort this organization puts into promoting students’ personal and professional growth. By providing us with $25,000 funding to supervise undergraduate students in a summer research program in Plant Molecular Genetics and Genomics Lab, Delaware State University-TMCF has broadened our network of professional, graduate, and undergraduate researchers. In addition, I have also had an invaluable experience of conducting research alongside these same individuals. Overall, it has been a great opportunity to expand our intellectual interests outside of the classroom.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Molecular
Genetics & Genomics at Delaware State University
This is the seventh year that Delaware State University (DSU) hosts a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site in Molecular Genetics & Genomics. Students have had the opportunity to work with research mentors in a 9-week multidisciplinary summer research program. Participants received stipends, meals, housing, and funds for travel to and from DSU. Using an established network of faculty from DSU, Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC), and Wesley College program participants received instruction in state-of-the-art techniques in molecular biology and genomics.
Some of the related activities include workshops in lab techniques and bioinformatics, ethics, and scientific communication skills. The interaction between students as well as with various levels of researchers in academia, government, and industry fostered relationships. Working on specific research problems by interacting with the research mentors- while developing capabilities to work both individually and as part of a team with fellow students- has been a valuable experience for students.