IQ BIO Internship for Undergrads in Puerto Rico

Categories: Internship, Undergraduate

Date: 2/15/2020

IQ BIO REU is a summer research and student development program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that offers opportunities for undergraduate students from universities and colleges that lack a strong research component and those from groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields.

For 9 weeks, starting on the first Monday of June, ten (10) students will be immersed in a wide array of high-impact practices including participation in a mentored research project in partnership with faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus (UPR-RP). The program offers training and practice for fluency in quantitative skills, data analysis, and bioinformatics and myriad opportunities for career development.

Program benefits: • Mentored research at the vanguard of biological sciences • Skill development workshops on the use of computational tools (R and Python) • Workshops on Career Development, Research Ethics, among others • Guided writing activities • Social and cultural activities • Stipend of $5,400 • Near-campus housing arranged by the program • Reimbursement for travel to and from REU site

Contact: Juan S. Ramírez Lugo, PhD Catedrático Auxiliar Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras Departamento de Biología P.O. Box 23360 San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931 787-764-0000 Ext. 88068


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