Morrisville News Center

MORRISVILLE, NY—It wasn’t the usual summer for Margaret Collins. The Morrisville State College student took a break from her part-time job scooping ice cream and bagging sugary confections to learn about chloride mass balance in lakes.

For 10 weeks, Collins, an individual studies student, was immersed in a paid research internship that measured chloride levels in Cazenovia Lake.

It was a rewarding tradeoff for the Morrisville resident, one of 66 SUNY students selected to participate in summer research internships in Neuroscience, Energy & the Environment (STEM), through the SUNY Networks of Excellence.

The program, administered by the Research Foundation for SUNY, involves students conducting research alongside faculty members to gain hands-on experience in their fields of study. → Read more