Designed to allow outstanding undergraduate students to obtain hands-on research experience in Memorial Sloan Kettering laboratories, the 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Program will have a class of 13 women and 12 men — one freshman, seven sophomores, and 17 juniors — who are majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, and biotechnology. They come from colleges and universities across the United States and around the world. They have been placed in the laboratories of Gerstner Sloan Kettering faculty members based on their individual research interests.
SURP students have the opportunity to learn from faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students; attend a seminar series consisting of presentations by faculty, as well as skill-development workshops to hone their presentation and interview skills; present at works-in-progress sessions with other SURP students; and, finally, present their research at a special poster session at the end of the program.
The institutions from which this year’s students come include Allegheny College, Anna University (in India), Bard College, Brown University, Cedar Crest College, Clarkson University, the College of William and Mary, Columbia University, Duke University, Furman University, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia), Northeastern University, Stony Brook University, University of Arizona, University of Pittsburgh, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest University, Yale University, and Yonsei University (South Korea).