SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
|October 31, 2014|
The Fields Institute announces a summer research programs for undergraduates to be held during the summer of 2010 at the Fields Institute in downtown Toronto. The program will provide support for up to thirty students to take part in research programs supervised by leading researchers from the Fields Institute sponsoring universities as well as visiting researchers at the Institute. It is planned to be the first in a continuing series of such summer undergradute programs.
Out of town students accepted into the program will receive student residence housing on the campus of the University of Toronto from July 3 to August 28, 2010 ; financial support for travel to Toronto; a per diem for meals and medical coverage for non-Canadian students during their stay.
The undergraduate summer research program is designed to allow
talented undergraduates students to work on actual research program
under the supervision of distinguished local researchers. Many of
the projects in a particular year will be chosen by visitors to
the Summer Thematic Program, but not exclusively so. .
This summer' s program is on Drug
Resistance in Infectious Diseases and Jianhong
Wu of York University will be leading a project. Students taking
part in the program will be assigned to groups of three or four
and work under the supervision of an experienced faculty member
of an Ontario university. The first week will be spent providing
students with the necessary background, while the remaining seven
weeks will be spent working on the problem at the Fields Institute,
but in some cases a short visit to the faculty member's home department
may be arranged.