UD accepting applications for Summer Institute in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Students in the 2009 inaugural Summer Institute were Kristopher Dewberry (UD), Dawn McRae (Tuskegee University), Corinna Willis (Lincoln University of Missouri), Kishana Williamson (UD), Shakara Tyler (Penn State), and Yaqoob Thurston (Edward Waters College).


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2:49 p.m., Feb. 19, 2010----Are you considering graduate school? Are you interested in molecular biology and genomics; ecology and natural resources; food science and safety; animal health and production systems; public horticulture and plant science; markets and trade; quantitative analysis; resource economics and sustainable development; or soil, earth, and environmental sciences?

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Then apply to the UD Summer Institute in the Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

“The Summer Institute is a team effort by faculty from all departments in our college,” says Tom Sims, deputy dean of UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “It provides outstanding undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct hands-on research and learn about the range of graduate education opportunities available in the agricultural and natural resource sciences.”

The Summer Institute is a 10-week program intended for underrepresented populations of undergraduate students who have an interest in pursuing graduate degrees in the agricultural and natural resource sciences.

Students will participate in ongoing research projects guided by faculty mentors; interact with professionals in private industry, government agencies, and not-for profit organizations who are pursuing successful careers in agriculture and natural resources, become familiar with the academic background and qualifications needed to be admitted and succeed in graduate school at UD, and learn about the full range of opportunities available for prospective graduate students in the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Travel expenses and housing costs will be covered. Housing will be provided in university residence halls and transportation from residence halls to CANR facilities will be provided. All students will also receive a stipend of $3000 to help cover costs of participation

Enrollment in the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources' Summer Institute is limited to five undergraduate students and preference is given to students from underrepresented populations who are completing their junior year.

The application deadline for the 2010 Summer Institute is Monday, March 15. To apply, visit the Summer Institute Web site.