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Mini-Semester Program

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The Mini-Semester program provides undergraduate students interested in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields the opportunity to interact with scientists and research in a real-world setting at Brookhaven National Laboratory. 

Program Overview 

The one week Mini-Semester Program over the winter break allows students to participate in Brookhaven Lab related research project that includes:

  • Team research project with results presented at the end of the program
  • Opportunity to interact with Brookhaven Lab scientists and staff
  • Attend lectures on current scientific research projects
  • Guided tour of Brookhaven Lab's scientific facilities to observe research projects in progress
  • Housing in a single occupancy dorm room and  on-site transportation  

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in a full-time college or university as a sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Available for the entire program from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) of the U.S.
  • Active health insurance for the duration of the program 

Application Requirements

  • Completed application by the student that is returned to faculty contact
  • One recommendation from a faculty member.
  • An essay NO MORE THAN 400 words that identifies three areas of research being conducted at Brookhaven Lab, the scientist performing that research and why interested in these areas

Program Audience

Undergraduate Students