he 10-week Cornell Summer Research Institute pairs collaborative student-faculty research projects and a living-learning community where students learn about each others’ work and participate in additional programming that helps them prepare for careers and grad school post-Cornell.

“The Cornell Summer Research Institute provides students with the opportunity to conduct independent research in their area of interest. In the process, the students develop additional skills that CEOs and managers uniformly highlight as essential for the college graduates they employ,” said Cornell College Professor of Geology and Associate Dean Ben Greenstein, who directs the institute. “Institute programming over the 10-week interval allows students to realize the connections between the skills they are developing and their postgraduate careers.”