Apprenticeship Program Seeks Applicants

Posted: November 27, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Undergraduate Faculty-Student Apprenticeship program is seeking applications for spring 2002.

This program is designed to introduce students to scholarship-in-action, in their major field of study. The experience is intended to complement and enrich required course material, providing undergraduates with the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty. Students in the program come from all segments of the university to pursue projects such as instrument design for e-field control of epilepsy, Altacama Desert halophillic bacteria isolation, nutrition in adolescent Nicaraguan girls, and exploring music as art. Many of the student participants go on to present their work at local or national professional meetings.

Selection for the program is competitive and is based on the student’s project description, the degree of involvement of the proposed faculty mentor, and the student’s background. The 15 students chosen for the apprenticeship receive a stipend and a modest allowance for supplies or reference materials. They all work together over their apprenticeship term to learn skills such as writing an abstract and effectively presenting their work.

Applications for next semester’s apprenticeships are due by Dec. 11 for first consideration. For more information or an application form, contact Laurie Fathe at x38671 or lfathe@mason.gmu.edu.

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