Martin Chalfie Says

“The process of becoming a scientist not only requires that students understand the prevailing knowledge of their chosen field, but also that they learn what is not known, what the new questions are. They also need to have first-hand experience working on the frontiers of research, learning about the joys and frustrations that come with scientific discovery. In the classroom, in joining faculty laboratories, and in undertaking independent research, Columbia's science undergraduates have the opportunity for all these types of learning.”