The NJCSTM offers a Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP), a 6-week, hands-on research experience aimed at attracting and developing talented students who are interested in pursuing an education in a STEM field. Upon entering the program students are divided into small research teams that are paired with a faculty mentor conducting actual scientific research. Students learn how to conduct basic and applied research during this program.
2016 GSSRP Research Projects include:
- Analytical Chemistry: The Identification of Drug-like Compounds from Tropical Plants
- Astrophysics: The Application of Gaming Theory and Programs in the Search for New Planets
- Bioinformatics: Computer Algorithms for Bioinformatic Analyses of Microbial Genomes
- Molecular & Cellular Biology: Cancer Metastasis
- Computational Mathematics: Dynamic Wave System Applications
- Medicinal Chemistry & Modern Drug Discovery: Synthesis of Chemokine Receptor Antagonists for the Treatment of Cancer
Click here to see the 2016 GSSRP Research Streams Catalog.
The program enables students to develop a true appreciation of the scientific research process while contributing first hand to the acquisition of new scientific knowledge. Students engage in weekly meetings with faculty and team members to solve problems and discuss results, novel ideas and the latest scientific literature. Participants who complete the entire 6 week program receive a formal "Certificate of Achievement" from NJCSTM in recognition of their accomplishment.