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Rabi Scholars to present research

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Columbia College Rabi Scholars spent the summer of 2012 conducting extraordinary research in mathematics and the natural and physical sciences at Columbia and at other universities around the world. On Friday, these young scientists will present their work at the Seventh Annual Rabi Scholars Program Science Research Symposium.

The Rabi Scholars Program provides Columbia College science students the opportunity to develop their ideas and skills through research and faculty mentorship. The program was founded in 1989 by Columbia College and Columbia science faculty in memory of Professor I.I. Rabi, who the 1944 Nobel Prize in Physics. The goal is to support and encourage young scientists by providing research opportunities during students’ undergraduate careers.

Rabi scholars are recruited into the program when they apply to the College, based on their interest in science and their science research activities in high school. They are selected by the Rabi Faculty Committee because of their potential contributions to science during and after their time at Columbia. There are 30 Rabi Scholars, including first-year students.

The symposium will take place on Friday, October 12, from noon to 2 p.m. in Schermerhorn Hall, Room 603.  All are welcome. 

Click here to find out more about the Rabi Scholars Program and the Rabi Scholars’ research topics.