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The Casperkill Project

The Casperkill Project is an ongoing study of a stream that originates in Dutchess County, NY, flows through Vassar’s campus, and empties into the Hudson River. This project monitors the health of the stream and teaches Vassar students the skills required to address environmental issues today.

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What Is URSI??

Vassar's Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) is an intensive 10-week summer program in which Vassar students explore original hands-on scientific research under faculty direction. URSI participants are engaged in the entire research process: they learn to formulate hypotheses, review scientific literature, develop experimental protocols, handle major instrumentation, gather data, analyze results, and present their findings.