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3TheCollegeofScienceandMathematicscontinuestopushthelevelsofeducationhigherbycreatingnewopportunitiestoenhancethestudentsinterestinthepre-medicalfields.InFebruaryRowanspre-medstudentsattendedawell-guidedtourofCooperMedicalSchoolofRowanUniversityorganizedbythePre-HealthSocietyandCSMsOfficeofHealthProfessions.Thetourshowcasedthenewadvance-mentsandtechnologythatmakesCMRSUunique.AspartofthetourstudentsattendedaninformationsessionandinteractedwithadmissionsadministrationandcurrentstudentsincludingCSMbiologyalumniandfirstyearmedicalstudentsMichaelColettaandSherryEnglish.Pre-MedStudentsgetshands-onatCMSRUTheyheldaspecialsessionwiththestudentsexplainingtheirexperiencesandansweredanyarisingquestionsknowingwhatitwasliketobeintheirpositionafewyearsback.Thetourhelpsexposestudentstotheirinterestsandprovidesamorepersonalhands-onexperiencesaidTomasVarelahealthprofessionsadvisor.Itallowsstudentstowalkaboutthecampusandhelpstoputanend-goalintheirmindsetamoretangibleresult.Varelaandthestudent-runPre-HealthSocietyplansmanyothervaluableworkshopsandeventsthroughouttheyear.WiththesuccessfromthistourweplantocontinueofferingthisopportunitytostudentsinthefutureVarelasaid.Thedepartmentofphysicsandastronomyproudlyannouncessevenofitsstudentswhohavereceivedamazingopportunitiesforsummerinternshipsatvariouscollegiateprograms.Thedifferentsummerprogramsofferhandsonexperienceintheirchosenfieldofscienceandprovidethestudentswithnewresearchingskillsandtechniques.PhysicsmajorsincludeChrisRotellaNationalScienceFoundationResearchExperienceforUndergraduatesREUatPennState.BillRiegerLosAlamosNationalLabSeanHoytNASAGoddardAstrobiologyInstituteChrisKassnerandTroySmithNationalInstituteofStandardsandTechnologyNISTinGaithersburgMarylandEricKaiserScienceUndergraduateLaboratoryInternshipSULIprogramatthePrincetonPlasmaPhysicsLaboratoryJaimeRichardsPolymerResearchExperienceatUniversityofAkronThesesummerprogramsacceptonlyaselectednumberofstudentsfromhundredsthatapply.ForexampleKassnerandSmithwillbeamong190studentsoutof600applicantstoattendthe11-weekNISTsummerprogram.Allofthestudentshardworkanddedicationtotheirmajorallowsthemthisamazingopportunitytogainknowledgeandpracticefromexperiencedprofessionalsandfellowstudents.3OceoHealthProessionsandPre-healthSocietysendpre-medstudentstoattendaseminarandtouroCMSRUSummerSpentinLabsProvideGreatOpportunitiesJuniorPsychologymajorJeffLueryacceptedaninternshipwiththeUniversityofPennsylvaniasSummerUndergraduateInternshipProgramwherehewillspend10weeksofhissummerparticipatinginanongoingresearchprojectinthefieldofneurosciencewhileunderthesupervisionofafacultymentor.AttheconclusionoftheprogramhewilljoinhisfellowinternsinpresentingattheLeadershipAllianceNationalSymposiuminOldGreenwichConnecticut.Eachyeartheprogramreviewsalargeselectionofapplicantsfromacrossthecountry.Jeffwasoneofonly30collegestudentschosentoparticipate.PsychologymajorJefLueryinterningatUPennthissummerNeuroscienceResearchleadstoSummerInternshipAcrosstheBridge