Cornell University: Summer Scholars program set to boost DEI, digital ag efforts

Cornell AgriTech’s Summer Research Scholars Program is increasing the number of underrepresented student participants and boosting expertise in digital agricultural technology, thanks to a grant of nearly $500,000 from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

The Summer Scholars program offers undergraduates an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research projects alongside faculty members at the Geneva, New York, campus. Over a nine-week period, student interns explore one of three areas: entomology, horticulture and plant pathology/plant microbe-biology.