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SRF Summer Scholars Program


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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
Post-Baccalaureate

Description:
The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, atherosclerosis, and Parkinson?s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers.

The Summer Scholars Program sets itself apart from many other internship program with its focus on the development of scientific communication skills in addition to enhancing laboratory and critical thinking skills. Throughout the summer, students participating in the program are guided through intensive writing assignments that simulate documents scientists are often asked to produce, such as grant proposals. The communication training culminates in a student symposium at the end of the summer, where Summer Scholars present the results of their work.

Program Learning Objectives include:

1. Plan and execute an independent research project.

2. Learn new technical skills.

3. Learn how to explain scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience.

4. Learn how to write a simple grant proposal.

5. Present results at a student symposium.
upcoming deadlinestudy abroad programaccepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 2/5/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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SENS Research Foundation (Lead)
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Harvard Medical School
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
University of California, Berkeley
University of Oxford
Wake Forest University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology
Cellular Biology
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Physiology

Keywords:
Aging, Chronic Disease & Health
Bioinformatics
Cancer
Computational Biology
Genetic Engineering
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cell Research
Tissue Engineering

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