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OARDC Research Internships (ORIP) Applications Open


Good morning all,

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 OARDC Research Internship Program (ORIP) is now open for student and faculty mentor applications. The program will be managed centrally through the CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education, and coordinated by Faculty Advisor, Michelle Jones, Professor (HCS). This year’s program will run from May 11, 2020 to July 17, 2020.

  • Student Applications Due: February 28, 2020
  • Faculty Mentor Applications Due: January 24, 2020

The ORIP program is targeted to provide research experiences for high school students and undergraduates. Students must be 18 years of age by May 1st to participate. The goal of this program is to substantially expand research opportunities to area students and to significantly enhance their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by inculcating critical thinking skills through rigorous laboratory and field-based research experiences, seminars, group discussions, and symposia. The program opens the doors of the state-of-the-art laboratories at OARDC to young students in the community to explore various scientific career paths.

All selected students will receive stipends and certificates indicating their participation in the ORIP program. The students will also build a network of peers, scientists, and experiences that will set them apart from others for college applications and future career opportunities.