The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio is again offering summer research internships to area high-school juniors and seniors and undergraduate students interested in exploring careers in scientific fields.

The application deadline for the 2010 OARDC Research Internship Program (ORIP) has been extended until April 1.

This year’s program will run from June 7-Aug. 13. ORIP is tailored specifically to enhance the interest of local students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The internships will teach critical thinking skills through rigorous laboratory and field research experience, seminars, group discussion sessions and symposia.

Research training areas include biological, physical, computer and social sciences, as well as engineering and technology. Interns will work with nationally and internationally recognized OARDC scientists, who are involved in a wide variety of research programs in areas such as environmental studies, biofuels, molecular and cellular biology, entomology, and animal and plant diseases.

Selected scholars will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week, but daily hours will be flexible. They will receive a stipend for their work ($2,400 to $3,000 for the 10-week period depending on grade level and experience) and certificates upon successful completion of the program.

For more information, contact ORIP director and entomology professor Parwinder Grewal at (330) 263-3963 or email:

Applications are available here.

Source: Ohio State University