Recommending a student to the Cornell Microbial Friends & Foes Research for Undergraduates (REU) program
The Microbial Friends & Foes REU program provides excellent opportunities for students to engage in life science research. In addition to hands-on research experience, participants develop a conceptual framework for understanding interspecific interactions. Professional development activities prepare students for future careers.
Successful applicants will have an interest in interspecific interactions, natural curiosity, enthusiasm, motivation, and the ability to work collaboratively. Although previous research experience is not required, applicants are expected to have completed some introductory biology courses.
In your recommendation letter, please comment on the applicant's characteristics as they relate to participation in the Microbial Friends & Foes REU program. Please also include any other information that may be helpful in evaluating the applicant.
Please submit your recommendation letter via a web portal no later than January 20, 2016. The web portal will open on October 31, 2015.