Originally published on ACT News.
ACT and Northeastern University have strengthened their ties and expanded the partnership by hosting the Global Quest Program for second-semester students at ACT. More than 100 students participated during the Spring I term, and 10 dedicated individuals were selected to continue their studies at ACT for an additional term as part of the Global Quest Research Program; an educational and professional development extension of their experience abroad.
The Research Program provides participants with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a field of interest, early in their academic career, by working in a research lab alongside dedicated ACT research scientists. The participants, according to their interests and academic goals, chose between 16 different research topics in the areas of biology, psychology, chemistry, environmental sciences, and physics. The intensive program was conducted in a time frame of approximately 4 weeks, nearing 100 hours of research, including more than 60 hours of guided research in the lab and 30 hours of independent study and sample gathering. Two participants will be extending their research until early June.