Closes: Saturday, May 14, 2022
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MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
- Be working toward an A.A. or A.S. degree
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
- Must be currently enrolled as a Gaston College student.
- Applicants must be: (1) US citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents; (2) be a member of a group underrepresented in the biomedical sciences; (3) complete Pre-calculus algebra and two introductory science classes with grades B or better; (4) have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Applicants should provide: (1) a Fellow application, with information relating to GPA, test scores, previous education, current employment, and education goals; (2) a letter of intent that gives students a chance to provide extra information about their professional plans, as well as their background; and (3) professional recommendation from a former instructor or supervisor/employer, with preference given to recommendations from a math or science instructor.
- All junior fellows must be hired as part time employees by Gaston College and must satisfy college background check requirements.
- All hours to be paid must be served on campus unless otherwise directed, under the general supervision of the faculty mentor, but the mentor does not have to be physically present during all of the fellows working hours.
GASTON COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY
The National Institutes of Health Bridges Program is structured in two tiers. Participating students at Gaston College are considered to be Junior Fellows. Upon transfer to UNC Charlotte and participation in the biomedical sciences major, students will be Senior Fellows. The junior fellow may work a maximum of 40 weeks per year.
Students who meet program criteria will be invited for a face-to-face interview with the Director of Undergraduate Research. Applicants will assess students’ probability of success in the program, personal characteristics, professionalism, and communication skills using the recommendation, letter of intent, and interview.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Actively participate in paid internships for research projects at Gaston College
- Collaborate with their mentor on the individual project requirements and progress checks will be made by the director of undergraduate research periodically
- Present their work at the Gaston College poster session each semester and will apply to present at a national or regional conference at least once per year.
- Attend open house meetings with UNC Charlotte faculty to understand relevance of biomedical research and career options and understand research projects
- Attend Undergraduate Summer Symposium presentations at UNC Charlotte
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