The Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative (IRC) has
in recent years been funded largely by a grant from the
Edwards Lifesciences Fund. 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 2015, beginning on June 8.
The core of the experience is participation in a
vigorous laboratory research program. The 2015 SRP will
be supervised by Dr. Allen Broughton (Mathematics) 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 SRP 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 2015 are encouraged
to apply. Selection of participants will be based on the
completed application and attachments.
Application materials must be submitted using the Moodle
RSURP page no later than 5:00 PM on Monday,
March 2, 2015.
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.
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The Edwards Lifesciences Fund