Thanks to a generous gift from a GC Foundation Board member, the Early Research Initiative has been able to support PhD students in the sciences at the Graduate Center with summer fellowships intended to jump-start their dissertation research. The 2019 cohort of Science Summer Fellows were chosen after a competitive application process based on the strength of their research proposals. Representing seven different disciplines — Biochemistry, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences — the work that these students produced last summer, provides a window into the groundbreaking scientific research currently unfolding at The Graduate Center.
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