Provided by George Mason University
The 2017 Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program (ASSIP) got underway on June 23. This highly competitive program gives high school and undergraduate researchers the chance to work full-time for 7-1/2 weeks in the labs of leading researchers–this year at George Mason University, Virginia Tech Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, and Ceres Nanosciences.
The ASSIP 2017 Poster and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, August 11 from 9:00 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
The current 90 Aspiring Scientists are working on diverse science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics including Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computational Social Science, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Game Design, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Physics, and Proteomics.
More than 500 students have participated since ASSIP began in 2007.