The Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative (IRC) is funded in
2011 largely by a grant from Edwards Lifesciences. 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 Experience (SRE) 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 SRE will be conducted during
the 10-week period between June 6 and August 19, 2011. The core of
the experience is participation in a vigorous laboratory research
program. The 2011 SRE will be supervised by Drs. Scott McClellan
(Chemical Engineering) and Mark Brandt (Chemistry &
Biochemistry), with research opportunities available in several
different laboratories at Rose-Hulman.
The following faculty are willing to work with students this
summer. If you are interested in a research project with one or
more of these professors, please contact them to discuss possible
projects. We will be posting project outlines shortly.
Mark Brandt (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Scott McClellan (Chemical Engineering)
Daniel Morris (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Justin Shearer (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Yosi Shibberu (Mathematics)
Scott Small (ABBE)
Luanne Tilstra (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Ross Weatherman (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
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 2011-12 academic year.
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION
All Rose-Hulman undergraduate students who are interested in
performing research at Rose-Hulman and who are not expecting to
graduate in May 2011 are encouraged to apply. Selection of
participants is based on the completed application form and
attachments, with previous research experience working with your
proposed research mentor (including during the Spring quarter of
2010-2011) being a major criterion. Application materials must be
submitted via campus mail (CM148) or in person to Brenda Mardis in
the ABBE office (Room D229) no later than 5:00 PM on Friday,
February 18, 2011.
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.
Further Information and Contacts
Contact Dr. Coppinger
(x8591) or Dr.
Brandt (x8406) for further information.