CCAS launches summer STEM lab internship program after pandemic delays

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Sudents will receive a $2,000 cash award and must apply with a faculty member.

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences students can now apply for the school’s STEM laboratory summer internship program after it was postponed during the pandemic.

Rachel Riedner, the CCAS associate dean of undergraduate studies, said the program allows undergraduates majoring in STEM fields to work alongside faculty on their current research and prepares students for graduate school and future careers. She said the program, which is only open to rising juniors and seniors, spans a range of research areas for students to choose from.

“Students get research experience working with faculty on scientific research projects where students learn how research is conducted, receive research mentoring and learn about the culture of scientific research,” she said in an email.

Prospective students apply with a faculty member, according to the program website. The program requires students to submit a two-to-three page application, including statements from the faculty member conducting the research, the student who wants to join the program and the department chair who will be overseeing the internship.

Accepted students will receive a $2,000 award and the faculty member will receive a $500 stipend, according to the website. Students in the program are also required to submit a progress report to the dean and a presentation at the GW Research Showcase in the spring semester.


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