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School of Engineering and Applied Science

ASPiRe
(Advanced Summer Program in Research)

The Advanced Summer Program in Research (ASPiRe) is a ten-week, intensive program for students interested in pursuing a research project related to their major. ASPiRe students work full-time in DeMatteis laboratories under the guidance of faculty peer mentors. The program culminates with a symposium where students present their research findings.

Twenty-five students had the opportunity to engage in advanced work that gave them insight into what graduate level research is like. For many of the participants, the work they do can lead to presentations at professional conferences or even publications in scholarly journals.

Students interested in participating in the 2019 ASPiRe program need to have completed their second year in their major by Spring 2019, and should contact faculty members in their areas of interest to see what research projects are available.

Selected students receive a $3600 stipend to cover the cost of research materials and as compensation for their time. The stipend is likely to increase, as more benefactors continue to underwrite the program, which has grown substantially since its inception in 2015.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Downey in the DeMatteis School Dean’s Office at Elizabeth.K.Downey@hofstra.edu.