STEM Series and the The Chancellor’s Education Pipeline Biomedical Research Award
Are you a full-time community college student who is interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research science? If so, you may be interested in applying for one of 15 Chancellor’s Education Pipeline Biomedical Research Awards to work and learn at Stony Brook University at the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, (CESAME). Once accepted, awardees will work at Stony Brook University in pursuing a variety of different projects and fields. The ten-week award includes a two-week laboratory techniques course, followed by eight weeks of hands-on biomedical research under the supportive and watchful mentorship of a Stony Brook University faculty member.
Winners of the Chancellor’s Education Pipeline Biomedical Research Award will receive a $3,500 stipend, on-campus housing (for non-Long Island students), up to $500 toward travel expenses, plus $1,000 for supplies for the laboratory in which they do their research.
A participant from last year’s program had this to say: “(The program was) everything I hoped for and more. Lab/Research experience, picture of my future career, insight into research and valuable confidence towards lab protocol.”
Groundbreaking projects and studies that students worked on last year include:
- Researching potential cures for cancer through studying tumor development and initiation as it relates to lung cancer, and studying proteins that act as tumor suppressors.
- Understanding the REST/NRSF transcriptional regulator’s role in regulating seizures in order to provide insight into its underlying physiological functions.
- Finding new ways to combat multidrug resistant tuberculosis strains.
- Adult neural stem cells and generating new neurons through adult neurogenesis.
- Mechanical vibrations having anabolic effects on bone, and the possible application for osteoporosis treatment.
For a complete list of involved Stony Brook University faculty members and their areas of expertise, click here.
Interested in applying? Check to make sure that you fulfill the requirements for the award.
- Be a full-time SUNY community college student during Spring 2013 semester
- Have a strong interest in pursuing a research career
- Have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 and have completed 24 credits
This award is supported in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Photo: SUNY Stony Brook, 2012