Our Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program is designed for College students who are interested in pursuing a career in the biological sciences. The typical intern will be between their Sophomore and Junior year or between their Junior and Senior year of undergraduate studies. Students who will have a BA or BS prior to the start of the internship on June 1 should not apply. SURIP 2013 would be most appropriate for students considering application to PhD programs in the Biomedical Sciences and is not intended for students who will apply to Medical School. There is no clinical shadowing component to the internship. Students that are undecided or interested in combined degrees are welcome to apply. We will begin accepting applications for the Summer 2013 program on December 10, 2012. The application deadline for the Summer 2013 program is February 11, 2013.
The program is intended for college students who have completed their Sophomore or Junior year, and it runs for 10 weeks.
Apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP). (application closed at 12 noon on 2/11/13)
We will accept up to 15 students in the Summer 2013 program. Intern selections will be made by the Program Director and the Advisory Board. Selections will be based on scholarship, the personal reference letter and an evaluation of the student's interests.
The following lists of Faculty Mentors include those who participated in the programs in 2012. To learn more about research conducted by these investigators and their expertise, click on the nmae of the investigator. This will direct you to their entry in our Penn State Profile. The faculty participating in the 2012 programs will be listed when this information becomes available.
|Alison Chetlen and Susan Schetter||Novel Imaging Modality for Breast Screening|
|Glen Gerhard||Identifying Genetic Variants that Underlie the Susceptibility to Common and Cinically Important Conditions|
|Sergei Grigoryev||Chromatin Structure and Function|
|Christopher Siedlecki||Protein Function at Biomaterial Interfaces|
|Tom Spratt||Enzymology of DNA Repair and Mutagenesis|
The Director of SURIP is Dr. Sarah Bronson. Dr. Bronson directs a research program that uses genetically altered embryonic stem cells and mice to understand osteogenesis and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Bronson is an Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and is actively involved in graduate education. Her research is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
The members of the SURIP Advisory Board are:
For more information contact Kathy Simon at email@example.com
Interns will receive a stipend of $3,000.
Interns invited to participate in the Program may elect to live on campus in our housing facilities. The charge for the first month is covered by the program with the remaining charges paid by the intern ($513/month). More information about our housing facilities can be found on the housing website.
Apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP). (Application closed at 12 noon on 2/18)