One summer... That's all the time it takes to discover a passion, explore the unseen worlds of plant science and set a course that can change your life.
The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science program is funded in part by Noble Research Institute and the National Science Foundation. This program offers the opportunity to conduct plant science in a real-world laboratory setting with some of the profession's greatest minds.
The Noble Research Institute boasts more than 90 Ph.D. scientists from 25 countries. They perform cutting-edge plant science research – research that holds the potential to impact global agriculture, influence animal and human health, and create alternative energy sources.
The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science program is more than just an internship; it's a chance to conduct actual research. It's an opportunity to explore endless scientific possibilities. It's a chance to discover your future.
Working side-by-side with a mentor scientist and laboratory members from the Noble Research Institute, scholars perform a research project pertinent to ongoing research programs. Scholars quickly become part of the Noble Research Institute research environment. Scholars are involved in all laboratory activities, while conducting experiments to further their own research project. At the conclusion of the program, scholars present their findings to the Noble Research Institute science community.
Scholars participate in hands-on workshops that allow access to a broad range of research experiences, including confocal microscopy and a comprehensive analysis of forage improvement techniques.
Scholars will also tour several of Noble Research Institute research field plots and demonstration farms to see first-hand how plant science benefits production agriculture and, ultimately, today's agricultural producers.
Yes. Scholars earn approximately $4,800 for the 10-week program (taxes will be deducted from this amount automatically). Scholars work 40 hours per week and payments are made semimonthly.
The Noble Research Institute provides excellent accommodations for all out-of-area scholars.
The Noble Research Institute is located in Ardmore, Oklahoma. With a population of about 25,000, Ardmore offers the privacy and comfort of small town life while still providing convenient access to entertainment, shopping and restaurants.
Lloyd Noble Scholars in Plant Science have attended the following universities: