Summer of science

3 juniors to participate in mentor project

Three Tufts juniors have been selected to participate in the Computer Research Association's Distributed Mentor Project this summer. The program's goal is to increase the number of women pursuing graduate degrees in computer science and computer engineering.

The project matches outstanding women undergraduates with female mentors for a summer of research at the mentor's institution. This research experience provides students with a window on research and graduate life and gives them a close, mentoring relationship with a faculty researcher. The program is largely supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Emily Finn, a computer science major, will be working with Prof. Li-Shiuan Peh in the electrical engineering department at Princeton University on power-aware interconnection networks. Janet Luan, also a computer science major, will be partnered with Prof. Victoria Interrante, who works in graphics at the University of Minnesota. Emily Mower, a computer engineering major, will work with Lenore Cowen, associate professor of computer science at Tufts, on a problem in micro-array data analysis.

They were among 35 students selected nationwide from more than 200 applicants to this summer's program.