Wright Lab Establishes New ONAOSI-Yale Undergraduate Research Experiment in Instrumentation


In February 2022, Yale and ONAOSI officially established the ONAOSI-Yale Undergraduate Research Experience in Instrumentation at Wright Lab.

ONAOSI is a non-profit organization in Italy, whose mission is mainly to support the higher level education of orphan children of doctors, pharmacists, dentists and veterinarians. This is mainly achieved through a series of colleges in the different Italian regions, where students receive an education program in addition to one of their respective university courses.

The inaugural program will provide 7 advanced undergraduate students, selected from ONAOSI colleges, with excellent hands-on training opportunities at Yale in the physical sciences, technology and scientific instrumentation to enhance their education, give them research experiences and prepare them for their future careers.

The ONAOSI-Yale Instrumentation Undergraduate Research Experience will combine training and supervision in instrumentation at Yale’s Wright Lab with a variety of research positions at Yale, from natural sciences and engineering to medicine , as well as integration into the Wright Lab and the wider Yale community through participation in educational seminars, research group meetings, and other events organized by Wright Lab, the Physics Department, the Yale School of Medicine and Yale University.

Wright Lab visiting physics professor Antonio Ereditato, who is part of the team that designed the program, said: “The interesting feature is that participants are supported by a charity that supports children’s educational activities. orphaned doctors. I hope they bring some of the “special” Italian culture here and come home with a taste of Yale’s research and education systems.

At the end of the program, students will present their work in a lecture to fellow participants and their research communities at a formal closing event at the Wright Lab, as well as at their home institution.

Karsten Heeger, Director of the Wright Lab and Chair of Yale’s Department of Physics, said, “This new program provides students with hands-on experience and training in instrument research and development at the Wright Lab and in physics research groups. campus. The ONAOSI-Yale program is the result of Wright Lab’s international collaboration and takes advantage of the unique facilities and environment we can provide to train the next generation of students.

ONAOSI Foundation President Dr. Amedeo Bianco said, “This is a really interesting and worthwhile new project. Our most deserving students will have the opportunity to live, with the support of the Foundation, an experience of study and experimentation which will certainly be an important support for the pursuit of their studies, but also an unforgettable life experience in a stimulating and multicultural environment. like Yale’s. We hope that this partnership will be the basis of a lasting exchange relationship with Yale University.

In addition, the ONAOSI Foundation sent the following press release:

The ONAOSI Foundation is proud to be able to offer its students an excellent educational opportunity that integrates the opportunity to enjoy hands-on experience with advanced technology offered by the Wright Lab with that of university life within one of the universities. America’s most prestigious.

The Foundation has always endeavored to fulfill its primary mission with its students, namely support, education, instruction and training.

We would like to thank Professor Ereditato, the promoter of this project, as well as the link with Yale University, whose staff invested so much energy and enthusiasm in bringing about this important collaboration.

The ONAOSI-Yale Undergraduate Research Experience program is coordinated by Ereditato; Bonnie Fleming, physics professor; and Victoria Misenti, program manager. Taylor Dunnigan, Senior Administrative Assistant, will provide administrative support to the program.


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