RIT hosts largest number of NSF undergraduate research programs in New York

Newest research program introduces students to gravitational wave astrophysics




Rochester Institute of Technology leads universities in New York with seven federally funded summer research programs for undergraduate students, according to theNational Science Foundation.

"This reflects RIT’s emergence as a student-centered research university, made possible by faculty from diverse disciplines,” said David Bond, director of RIT’s Sponsored Research Services. "REU sites draw top students from across the country and expose them to different perspectives. For many, the experience is transformative and informs decisions to go to graduate school.”

The NSF awards provide stipends for approximately eight to 10 students per program to work with RIT researchers for 10 weeks. The competitive three-year summer programs accept new participants each year from universities across the country and have the potential to influence more than 200 undergraduates...

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