RI STAC Funds Research Fellowship in Honor of Governor Carcieri
Published on October 15, 2010
The Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council announced at their October STAC meeting that it will fund a $6,500 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in honor of Governor Donald Carcieri and his commitment to strengthening student training and engagement in the sciences.
The announcement was made at the October 14 STAC meeting, Governor Carcieri's last STAC meeting before the conclusion of his term. RI STAC was created in 2005 by Governor Carcieri with the role to advise his office and the General Assembly in prioritizing Rhode Island's investment in science and technology.
The SURF program, established in 2001, offers summer research opportunities to qualified undergraduate students who are considering careers in biomedical, behavioral, and life science research. The program supports approximately 80 students annually who participate in a 10-week science research project. The STAC funding will create an additional opportunity to a qualified RI undergraduate student interested in advancing their training and laboratory skills.