Student Training for Advising Research
Announcing the Graduate Student Participants of the 2017-18 SCI-STAR Program - online here
Selection of proposals for the SCI-STAR (Student Training for Advising Research) Program for the 2017-2018 academic year was just finalized. We had a very competitive pool of applicants for the faculty committee to review.
The Smalley-Curl Institute is excited to announce a new program that will provide graduate students with the opportunity to propose, plan, and oversee original research projects! SCI-STAR: Student Training for Advising Research* will be a collaborative program. Working with the Doerr Institute for New Leaders (DINL), the goal of this program is to develop graduate students as leaders in science, especially in the context of mentorship and group management.
Graduate students propose, as Principle Investigators (PI), an original research project
Eight projects, selected by a facutly committee, will be funded
One undergraduate student is recruited by each of the selected graduate students to work on the project
Graduate student PIs of the selected projects will participate in DINL workshops and leader coaching on the aspects of mentoring and research group management
The research project is expected to be conducted over a full academic year, including the summer
The grant will provide a summer stipend for each participating undergraduate, as well as funds for project-related expenses
During the SCI Summer Research Colloquium in 2018, results from each project will be presented as a poster by the undergraduate researcher. A travel award will be awarded to the best research team!
*Congratulations to graduate student Melia Bonomo for submitting the winning name for this new program!