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Objective:
 
The Undergraduate Student Initiative for Biomedical Research (USIBR) program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is intended to expose community college  students interested in science to cutting-edge imaging technology.  Participants will have lectures given by UCI Faculty on the basics of microscopy, optics, imaging methods, and computational data analysis.
 
 
Program Details:

 

Number of Students: 12-15 undergraduate students will be selected.

Program Length and Description:
This program will run for 8days at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The morning of week one (M-F, 9am- noon), participants will attend lectures, while the afternoon of week one (M-F, 1-3pm) and all of week two (M-W, 9am-3pm) they will get a chance to have hands on practical experience. Each student will select a research project to work on and will need  completete by the end of the program. The last day each student will present their research project summarizing their results and findings. This program will allow students to have interactive research experience and training on state with Laser scanning microscopes at the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics (LFD).
 
Selection Process: Students will need to submit an application by July 1, 2012. Although all community college students are welcome to apply, this program will give priority to students underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as defined by NSF*. 
 
Lunch and Coffee Breaks: Students will receive complementary lunch and coffee breaks.
 
Instruments Used: All instruments selected for the research projects are housed or owned by the Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics(http://www.lfd.uci.edu/).
 
Application: Registration and participation is free. Each student will be provided with a student ID, waiver forms to sign for work in the labs, and lab safety training.
 

Application Details: APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED

·         Application Deadline:  July 1, 2012

·         Qualifications:
 
·        Must be an registered undergraduate student
·         Must have a GPA≥3.0
·         Priority will be given to underrepresented* minority student
·         Students must be willing to attend all 8 days of the program
·         Must be interested in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Biophysics, and/or Biomedical                  Engineering

 

*http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2009/0401minority_phd.shtml
*http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/cawmset0409/cawmset_0409.pdf
*http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/stis1991/nsf91122/nsf91122.txt
 
Sponsors:
 
                                                                                              
Center of Complex Biological Systems                       The Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics