Every summer, members of the NYU-Poly faculty open up their labs to allow NYU-Poly, NYU CAS 3+2 and NYU Abu Dhabi undergraduates 10 weeks of hands-on research under faculty mentorship. Students work full time in the lab with their faculty mentors on their research topics and also participate in weekly seminars presented by distinguished NYU-Poly faculty. In addition, lunches where students can present research to non-specialists and think across disciplines are held as well as special presentations on applying for graduate school complete with resume and statement of purpose critiques. At the end of the program, abstracts of the research are published and presented at the New Student Convocation. Abstracts from previous years' programs are available below.
The Summer Research Program was initiated in 2007 by the Office of the Provost. Its success has been made possible by the financial support from the Institute’s most loyal and generous donors as well as supplements from the research grants of the mentoring faculty.
The Undergraduate Summer Research program is open to all NYU-Poly, NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU 3+2 undergraduate students who have completed at least 32 credits of coursework with a GPA of 3.2 or above. In March of the spring semester, faculty will publish their research projects and any special requirements their student researcher must have (i.e. lab experience or specific coursework). Students then fill out the application, including a short statement of intent, and may apply for up to three different projects if they so choose. The faculty then review applications and select the student researcher that best fits their researching needs. Selected students will work full time (35 hours per week) on an hourly, paid basis on one project.
Information on the 2013 program will be available in mid-March, 2013 and will be sent out to all NYU-Poly students' Poly email addresses. If you are a NYU student and would like to request information on the 2013 program, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org after March 15th.
Highlights of the 2012 Program included:
Learn more about the Undergraduate Summer Research Program by browsing the abstracts of the work completed over the past three summers. The abstracts represent the culmination of over 350 hours of focused research, the full extent of which is presented in a poster session every year at the New Student Convocation.