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A Summer Science Program: Why Settle for
Lazy, Hazy and Crazy?

For twelve Mount Holyoke students, there was some time for soda and pretzels (and beer, if they were of age) last summer--but not much. They had chosen a summer diet of mollusc-collecting and DNA fingerprinting, among other scientific pursuits, as part of the College’s new Cascade Mentoring Summer Research Program. Cascade refers to a mentoring/educating trickle-down effect. Topping the flow were five faculty members in the sciences; each began working with one or more juniors on a research project last spring. Paired with one student who had just completed her first year, each junior continued her research over the summer, collaborating with her adviser and the younger student. The older students got a jump on senior honors work and developed teaching and leadership skills. The younger ones gained insight into the nuts and bolts of research and cemented bonds with a professor and a peer role model. And they all wished that summer could always be here.
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