Bard-Rockefeller Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
In 2000, Bard College and The Rockefeller University in New York City established a collaborative program in science education. Rockefeller faculty offer courses to Bard students on subjects at the intersection of biol ogy and medicine and reserve places for them in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, which allows college students to work in Rockefeller research laboratories. Bard faculty may obtain adjunct status at Rockefeller, which enables them to participate in research projects in the university’s laboratories.
The Bard-Rockefeller Semester in Science
The Bard-Rockefeller Semester in Science in New York City (BRSS) is an intensive one-semester program designed for advanced science students, particularly those in the fields of neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, developmental biology, biophysics, and genetics. Students spend a semester living and working in New York City working in the laboratory with faculty from Rockefeller University and taking specially-designed science classes at Rockefeller and at Bard Hall, in conjunction with Bard’s program in Globalization and International Affairs.
About Rockefeller University
Founded by John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was incorporated on June 14, 1901. It was the first institution in the United States devoted solely to biomedical research--to understanding the underlying causes of disease. Today, renamed Rockefeller University, it is one of the foremost research centers in the world, contributing to 23 Nobel Prizes as well as numerous other awards. In its first century of accomplishment, Rockefeller was a leader in basic scientific research and graduate education.