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Food Science Summer Scholar Program

2018 Program Dates: June 4 – August 10

A ten-week undergraduate research program giving students who are interested in food science the opportunity to:

Summer Scholars
Summer Scholars visit Culinary Institute of America
  • Conduct research under the mentorship of a Cornell, Purdue* or Texas Tech* faculty member
  • Participate in a field trip to food industries
  • Discuss topics such as Ethics in Food Science, Applying for Graduate School, Product Development, and Learning from Research
  • Learn about food science career opportunities
  • Meet with food science representatives from industry, government and academia
  • Present research to faculty and peers

Stipend Information

All participants in the Summer Scholar Program will receive payment. Payment and housing options vary by campus. 

  • Cornell: scholars receive a stipend of $4,000 with responsibility for finding and paying for housing; or a stipend of $2,500 with on campus housing provided
  • Purdue and Texas Tech: scholars are paid on an hourly basis equivalent to approximately $4,000 for 40 hours/week over the 10-week period.

*research opportunities at Purdue and Texas Tech are in the area of food safety (see application form and frequently asked questions for further details)