Generous donation provides students with access to paid research opportunities
Science students at York now have more paid research opportunities, thanks to a $200,000 gift from York alumnus Earle Nestmann, and matched by the Faculty of Science for a total of $400,000 in funding.
The Earle Nestmann Undergraduate Research Award will support six students each summer until the funds are expended. Award recipients will participate in 16-week research lab positions during their Summer terms, where they will gain hands-on research experience and learn new skills.
Earle Nestmann earned a MSc and PhD in biology from York University. From 1974 to 1977, he worked as an assistant professor in York’s Biology department. He also served as a member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2014 and on the Board of Governors from 2013 to 2021.