When Andrew Solomon transferred to Rutgers University–Newark from Middlesex College two years ago, he had no idea that biophysics was his calling. But once he settled on the science major, an obstacle stood in his way: a dearth of research opportunities on campus.

Determined to find time in a lab, Solomon spent a summer at Boston University, where he took part in BU’s Physics Research Opportunity Program. Then he applied to the Pathway for Junior Scientists program, a new Rutgers-Newark initiative partnering with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) designed to help undergrads like Solomon get the research hours they need – without leaving the city.

Read more about the joint research program here.