In March, Jory Johnson learned that she had been invited to participate in MU’s Summer 2011 Internship Program. As part of the nine-week program, she was provided a stipend, on-campus room and board, one hour of research credit to transfer back to USU, and travel to and from Columbia. Her mentor was Dr. Candace Galen of Biological Sciences. On July 28, the summer experience wrapped up with a poster symposium. In addition to the research experience, the program also sponsors weekly workshops and seminars, brown bag lunches, and social activities.The program is coordinated by Dr. Linda Blockus, who directs the Office of Undergraduate Research.
It’s never to early to begin thinking of Summer 2012 and the research experiences that can really make a difference in a student’s academic career.