Independent Research Summer Program
Anoka Ramsey Community College, in partnership
with the University of Minnesota’s College
of Biological Sciences, College of Food,
Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences,
the Department of Genetics, Cell and
Development and the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in East Bethel, coordinates and directs
the Independent Research
Summer Program. This program
commences with an initial week of research
literature training and orientation,
followed by participation in a 10-week
research project under the direction
of a University of Minnesota faculty
mentor, and several activities focused
on peer scientific and social interaction.
This summer research experience culminates
with the presentation of a research
thesis paper and possible poster at
a symposium and science fair.
IRSP is designed to recruit highly qualified students to the University of Minnesota’s and other four year Universities’ Biosciences Programs, in addition to provide invaluable cutting-edge laboratory research skills to selected candidates. Students who will help Anoka Ramsey Community College and the University of Minnesota achieve their mission of excellence and broadening access to science through diversity are encouraged to apply.