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Some quotes from 2010 participants:

  • 'Great experience for graduate school prep'
  • 'I learned great skills to use in the future'
  • 'Meaningful research in a real lab'
  • 'It gave a clear idea of the lifestyle of a grad student'
  • 'I had a great time, well done'
  • 'The facilities are awesome'

Some quotes from 2009 participants:

  • 'The research facilities are great, the range of projects is great, and the pay is great'
  • 'This was a great experience that is very useful for the development as professionals'
  • 'Extremely well organized'
  • 'I would recommend this program to anyone trying to decide if they would like to go to graduate school'
  • 'Great research, great experience'
  • 'It allows one to see true research and make a better education decision concerning graduate school'
  • 'It was fun and memorable. I met a lot of different people with similar interests'

Some quotes from 2008 participants:

  • 'Cornell has some of the best nanoscience facilities in the world'
  • 'This program offers a great introduction to scientific research in nanoscience'
  • ‘It's a good taste of what research is about’
  • ‘I enjoyed this REU experience and appreciate all the help and opportunities it provided ’
  • ‘I had a really great time’
  • ‘I really enjoyed working on a real research project, and was impressed with Cornell's research facilities’
  • ‘It allowed me to see real research and make a better educated decision concerning graduate school’
  • ‘I was impressed by the depth and strength of Cornell's research’
  • 'Well organized and very informative'

Some quotes from 2007 participants:

  • 'I learned so much and made many good friends. This program definitely convinced me that graduate school is the right choice for me'
  • ‘An excellent program with many great opportunities for learning and maturing as a scientist’
  • ‘Gained research experience, a great stipend, and possibly a publication’
  • ‘Research facilities and projects are great’
  • ‘Great experience that is very useful for our development as professionals’
  • ‘Allows one to see true research and make a better educated decision concerning graduate school’
  • ‘A lot of potential for teaching how science operates at a practical research level’
  • ‘Well organized and very professional’
  • 'You get to do meaningful work in a real lab, and Cornell has some of the best nanoscience facilities in the world'

Some quotes from 2006 participants:

  • 'This has been the most fun and useful summer I have ever had'
  • 'A fantastic program and a wonderful experience'
  • 'I think this has been one of the most valuable summer experiences (or anytime experiences) I’ve had in my undergraduate career'
  • 'I really liked it, good environment, great people, and great location'
  • 'This program gives an insight into this field that you wouldn’t be able to get solely by reading information on it.  When you get into the material is when you really begin to understand it'
  • 'I learned so much and made many good friends.  This program definitely convinced me that graduate school is the right choice for me'
  • 'Well organized program.  Faculty here is amazing and the facilities are top notch'
  • 'You get to do meaningful work in a real lab, and Cornell has some of the best nanoscience facilities in the world'

Some quotes from 2005 participants:

  • ‘An excellent program with many great opportunities for learning and maturing as a scientist’
  • ‘Got research experience, a great stipend, and possibly a publication’
  • ‘Research facilities and projects are great’
  • ‘Worthwhile experience, fun, memorable’
  • ‘Great experience that is very useful for our development as professionals’
  • ‘Allows one to see true research and make a better educated decision concerning graduate school’
  • ‘A lot of potential for teaching how science operates at a practical research level’
  • ‘I had a lot of fun’
  • ‘Well organized and very professional’

Some quotes from 2004 participants:

  • 'Research facilities and projects are great'
  • 'Worthwhile experience, fun, memorable'
  • 'Great experience that is very useful for our development as professionals'
  • 'Allows one to see true research and make a better educated decision concerning graduate school'
  • 'An excellent program with many great opportunities for learning and maturing as a scientist'
  • 'A lot of potential for teaching how science operates at a practical research level'
  • 'I had a lot of fun'
  • 'Well organized and very professional'

Some quotes from 2003 participants:

  • 'It's the most wonderful program ever'
  • 'Very good view of what research is like without neglecting the fun'
  • 'It was a great chance to meet a lot of new people, as well as be exposed to many new things'
  • 'I also learned a lot about what is coming in grad school'
  • 'Cornell is a great environment, lots of technical knowledge, good facilities and good diversity of projects'
  • 'I had a blast! I learned a whole lot, not only about physics but also about research and graduate studies'
  • 'It has been a great learning experience for graduate school. It is like a 'prep grad school'
  • 'I get to somewhat experience first-hand what a grad school could possibly be like'
  • 'It really showed me what real research was like and it was wonderful'
  • 'This program is a healthy blend of academics and fun'
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