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! 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 lab management.
· Graduate students propose an original research project, and projects are chosen by a faculty committee
· Undergraduate students learn about the selected projects, and are interviewed and recruited by the graduate student
· Graduate students will participate in DINL workshops and leader coaching on the aspects of mentoring and project management
· Undergraduates will receive a summer stipend and graduate students will receive funds for project-related expenses (undergraduates are expected to be involved in the program for a full academic year, including summer)
Congratulations to graduate student Melia Bonomo for submitting the winning name for this new program!