Looking for a summer experience that will help launch you towards your career goals in a STEM field? CBiRC is sponsoring summer internship experiences for students entering their 11th or 12th grade year in 2016 by aligning their science interests into ISU faculty mentor research labs.
- 6 weeks
- 40 hours per week
- 16 weeks
- 8-10 hours per week
- High School Credit
- To provide high school students with opportunities to participate in on-going research related to biorenewables.
- To provide high school students exposure to both academic and career opportunities in engineering.
- To provide high school students with ideas that can be developed into projects for submission to state Science and Technology Fairs. The projects will be conducted under the mentorship of CBiRC faculty.
- Students may arrange with their high schools to receive independent credit towards their high school transcript.
- Students will be expected to work on their research project for approximately 8–10 hours per week during the academic year (fall and spring semesters) or 40 hours per week during 6 week summer internship.
- Students will receive safety training and will work under the guidance and supervision of trained laboratory staff.
- Students will develop literature research and laboratory recording skills.
- Students will improve their presentation techniques and expertise via design of a research poster to be presented at the CBiRC Annual Meeting in May.
- Students must be at least 16 years of age when they begin this internship. Students participating in the summer internship must be entering their junior or senior year the following school year.
- The National Science Foundation requires all participants of this program to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
- Parental permission is required to participate.
- All participants are expected to make a poster that will be presented at the CBiRC Annual Meeting .
- Demonstrate an interest in pursuing a science or engineering degree at the college level,
- Have at least two years of math and science courses at the high school level, and
- Be self-motivated, determined, and good team members.
Summer 2016 Program Dates: June 15 – July 29
Summer 2016 Application Deadline: March 15, 2016
For further information, please contact: