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Clemson C3B, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina 29634  College of Engineering & Science  C3B Advisory Board
Outreach Opportunities

C3B Science and Engineering Summer Internship (SESI) Program for Undergraduates (UG)
(10 weeks):
Summer undergraduate interns participate in the research activities of the C3B in one of several ways. (i) Through the NSF REU Program centered in the Department of Chemistry at VCU. Students seek admission to the NSF REU Program and two students are assigned each year to research activities and topics within the C3B. (ii) VA Biotechnology Internships sponsored by the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology (when available). (iii) Corporate sponsors may provide funding to support the scholarship activities of an undergraduate student during the summer months. (iv) The C3B supports two summer interns each year to work with a designated C3B faculty member. Summer undergraduate interns generally receive a stipend for the 10-week summer research experience. Apply to the Center Director.

C3B Science and Engineering Summer Internship (SESI) Program for Rising High School Seniors (RHSS)
(4 weeks):

The Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B) hosts a summer research experiences program for rising high school seniors. Each year, two appropriately qualified rising sensors are selected to join the undergraduates, graduates, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and faculty of the C3B for a 4-week program of research exposure around the various research topics of the C3B. The student becomes immersed in the research activities of the project and works under the close supervision of graduate students. Students learn to use library resources, conduct simple experiments, attend research forums and seminars, and set the stage for scinence fair quality work. The selected student(s) will be encouraged to develop a research plan that should result in a presentation before the Jr. Academy of Sciences or a suitable Jr. Science Fair. The SESI-RHSS applicant is expected to be enrolled in science and math AP courses; should have a competitive GPA of 3.5 or better, and should present a persuasive letter of recommendation from their high school science coordinator along with a completed copy of this application.


Research Experiences for Science Teachers (REST) Program (8/4 weeks):

The Research Experiences for Science Teachers (REST) Program at the VCU Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors, and Biochips (C3B) provides annual opportunities for two high school science teachers to become involved in the ongoing research and advanced training in selected areas of the C3B. Annual REST selectees work along side a faculty member, postdoc associates, and graduate students in a specifically designed 8-week summer research project that is intended to give the teacher exposure and familiarity with a cutting edge area of engineering in the life sciences. In the following summer, the Science Teacher returns for a 4-week period in order to develop classroom instructional materials and a program to implement aspects of their previous summer's experience in their classroom. Apply to the Center Director submitting a cover letter, statement of intent, a complete CV and academic transcripts.


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