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Longwood University Perspectives on Research In Mathematics & Science (LU-PRISM)

The Departments of Biological & Environmental Sciences, Chemistry & Physics, and Mathematics & Computer Science invite applications for participation in our research program during the summer of 2013. This program combines practical training in specific research techniques with activities designed to put the research into the context of larger goals of modern science, technology, and mathematics.

This program is eight weeks in duration and runs from May 6, 2013 until June 28, 2013. During this time, student participants will receive a stipend of $3500. In addition, the program will pay dormitory and meal plan fees.  Students not requiring on-campus housing will receive a stipend to cover their living expenses.  Students who apply to the program must be continuing Longwood undergraduates (i.e, cannot have graduated prior to December 2013) and be US citizens or permanent residents.

Student Research

Each participating faculty member will work directly with one student for eight weeks. Students will be required to give an initial oral presentation to the LU-PRISM group at the end of the second week of the program.  This will allow participants to be introduced to each project and encourage scholarly communication amongst students and faculty.  Students will also give a culminating presentation (in oral or poster format) at the conclusion of the program.  Each student will be required to report the results of their work in written format as well. (pdf)