2017 Undergrad Intern Showcase
Summer 2017 brought a fresh cohort of undergraduate students interested in exploring ISB’s research in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program. Each intern worked with a mentor on a research project and participated in learning experiences aimed at expanding his or her skills.
A new intern course introduced this year tested “Entering Research” materials provided by educators and researchers at the University of Wisconsin. Students focused on reading scientific literature, presenting research findings and exploring career options. Funding for the course was provided by the National Institutes of Health to the National Research Mentoring Network, which the University of Wisconsin sponsors.
The introduction of the course provided “support for our scientists to explore teaching skills, specifically active-learning strategies, with undergrads,” said Jennifer Eklund, program manager in ISB’s Logan Center for Education.
The summer program provides students with a diversity of backgrounds and career goals a paid opportunity to experience research alongside experts in systems biology.
The interns worked hard and brought fresh enthusiasm to ISB:
The mentors engaged with their interns with professionalism and rigor:
Adrian Lopez Garcia de Lomana
The facilitators of the course embraced new ideas and rounded out the interns’ experiences: