The Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative (IRC) is
funded largely by a grant from the Edwards Lifesciences
Fund. We have recently been notified that we have
funding for the summer of 2014! The primary purpose of
the IRC is to enhance the education of Rose-Hulman
undergraduate students by supporting research
experiences and ancillary activities.
The primary goal of the IRC Summer Research Program
(SRP) is to provide Rose-Hulman undergraduate students
an opportunity to build interdisciplinary research,
teamwork and communication skills. Another objective is
to increase student’s motivation to pursue graduate
studies. The next SRP will be conducted during a 10-week
period during the summer of 2014, beginning on June 9.
The core of the experience is participation in a
vigorous laboratory research program. The 2014 SRP will
be supervised by Dr. Peter Coppinger (Biology) and Dr.
Mark Brandt (Chemistry & Biochemistry), with
research opportunities available in several different
laboratories at Rose-Hulman. To find a research
opportunity, talk to faculty members on campus, and ask
to join their research efforts.
Throughout the ten-week period, students will also
participate in weekly meetings and ancillary activities
sponsored by the IRC. These activities will include
collaborating with other SRE students to investigate
cutting-edge research, preparing brief presentations for
IRC meetings, and submitting a short paper detailing
their research progress. Students are also
expected to present the results of their research
efforts at the Annual
IRC Undergraduate Research Symposium in the fall
of the 2014-15 academic year.
All Rose-Hulman undergraduate students who are
interested in performing research at Rose-Hulman and who
are not expecting to graduate in May 2014 are encouraged
to apply. Selection of participants will be based on the
cover sheet and attachments. Preference
will be given to students who will have completed at
least one quarter of research with their intended
research mentor by the beginning of the summer.
All applicants should have discussed possible research
projects with faculty members who are willing to serve
as research mentors.
Application materials must be submitted via campus mail
(CM148) or in person to Lisa Knott in the ABBE office
(Room D229) no later than 5:00 PM on Friday,
February 21, 2014.
Funding includes a stipend and on-campus housing for the
10-week period. Students may elect to purchase a
meal-plan from ARA food services or shop off-campus.
Biology & Biomedical Engineering
Chemistry & Biochemistry
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5500 Wabash Ave.
Terre Haute, IN
The Edwards Lifesciences Fund