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A Taste of Graduate-Level Research and Potential Careers

from SUNY’s Big Ideas Blog, Science & Tech – As an undergraduate at SUNY Cobleskill, Clara Richardson (Class of 2015) enjoyed the chance to do research in biotechnology. Her project focused on soybeans, and she valued the experience she gained. But she also wanted to widen her scope to encompass biomedicine.

So she was delighted to join the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship(SURF) program at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

SURF offers high-level research experience and more, Richardson says. “I’ve had an opportunity not only to use the latest instrumentation, but also the ability to network with professionals in the field.”

Richardson is one of eight SUNY undergraduates that was chosen for the ten-week SURF program this year from a field of 200 applicants. Each fellow works with a mentor to develop a project and carry it out. Fellows also attend seminars, give presentations on their work, learn about careers in research and get advice on applying to graduate school.

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