Engineering Biology @ NCSU. Summer Research Experience.

NOTE: Due to the current coronavirus situation, this program will be postponed until Summer 2021.

We hope everyone is safe, and look forward to the program next year. Those who applied, we thank you and greatly appreciate your interest. Unfortunately, things progressed quickly to the point where we realized we would not be able to run the program safely for participants and mentors given the uncertainty of the pandemic and of campus operations. We will reach out to those that applied next year to see if there is interest in applying again. Best wishes.








Our group is partnering with the Rao Lab and Laplante Lab to run a summer research experience for high school students, undergraduates, and educators/community organizers/volunteers, particularly from underrepresented groups in STEM. It will be a 6 week program at NCSU from June 15 – July 28, 2020 at NCSU. Please see the attached flier for more information on the program and on how to apply:

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On campus housing will be provided to undergraduates 18 years of age and older. Meals provided for undergraduates staying on campus.

Due to lack of the required overnight staff to supervise minors, high school students will not be staying on campus and will need transportation to and from home. Funds for transportation may be available with a statement of financial need from parents/guardians.

Lunch on campus will be provided for high school students and educators/community organizers/volunteers.

We ask participants to commit to the full program period (excluding public holidays and weekends).

GPAs can be included on resumes. Transcripts are not required.

Please note, the program is intended to recruit participants from underrepresented groups in STEM as defined by the National Science Foundation, the financial sponsor of this program (please see Application flier for more details).

The typical day will be 9a-5p, with a mix of hands-on experimentation, laboratory demonstrations, small group lectures, and seminars on presentation skills, ethics, and careers.

Short interviews will be conducted before the end of March, with final decisions made the first week of April.