ICO has developed a Summer Research Program that will be offered, for the first time, to second-year students in 2019. Participants will spend a 10-week period during the summer quarter conducting a research project with the assistance of faculty mentors. Each student will craft a paper or poster presentation to be delivered at a scientific meeting. Ideally, their work will then be published in a journal. The program’s first student participants have been chosen. They are Jena Gilbertson, Tracey Huynh, Noen Nguyen, and Hamza Shah. Along with College support and resources, including housing, a research scholarship/stipend will be provided to each person. The Summer Research Committee consists of Drs. Dan Roberts (Chair), Rebecca Zoltoski, Tracy Matchinski, and Yi Pang. The group is excited to bring more robust research opportunities to the student body.