Friday, November 17, 2017

Summer Paid Internship Opportunity Due January 5!

PC is a Minority Serving Institution - anyone who attends PC is eligible to apply for this summer opportunity!

Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP)
Accepting Applications for Summer 2018 Paid Internships
Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Attending a Minority Serving Institution are Encouraged to Apply
The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2018 MSIPP Internships, which are 10-week summer research internships for students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related disciplines. Opportunities are offered at host laboratories under the guidance of senior research staff.

Application Deadline:

·         January 5, 2018

Internships are located at the following host Department of Energy (DOE) labs:
·         Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL

·         Idaho National Lab, Idaho Falls, ID

·         Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM

·         Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN

·         Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA

·         Savannah River National Lab, Aiken, SC

Program benefits:

·         Direct exposure to and participation in mission relevant research at a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) host laboratory.

·         Hands-on research experience and training under the mentorship of DOE scientists.

·         Compensation by stipend or salary and may include one round trip domestic travel to and from the host laboratory.

·         Housing information will be provided to selected candidates prior to arrival at the host laboratory.


·         Let us know if you have questions:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TRAIN Scholarship Information and Application Link

The TRAIN scholarship program is a competitive program that provides funding of up to $10,000 per year, depending on need, for transfer students from Glendale Community College, Phoenix College, and South Mountain Community College, in a variety of science and math-related fields. It offers valuable training and mentoring throughout your undergraduate career. Program participation will make you more competitive for outside internships, provide you with more in-depth training in your STEM field of interest, and increase your laboratory or numerical modeling research skills.  The program funds the degrees listed in the post below:  Applied Computing, Applied Math, Statistics, Biology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biotech and Bioenterprise, Environmental Science, and Forensics.  If you are a current or former S-STEM scholar, please consider applying for this amazing program!  The ASU application can be found here:  Contact Janene or myself if you have any questions.

Forensics is now Included!

Forensic Science (B.S.) – Use Biology MAPP, MAP - The forensics concentration emphasizes the study of scientific techniques used to solve crimes. Students pursuing the forensics concentration will take a more forensics-relevant set of courses than those students pursuing the BS in biology.  This degree uses the biology core curriculum with labs, including two semesters of introductory Biology (181 and 182), genetics, cell biology, adds biochemistry, and thirty six hours of Chemistry.  Additional requirements include Forensic Science courses which focus on toxicology, genetics, anthropology, in addition to industry-focused courses such as professional practices

Monday, August 28, 2017

New S-STEM Partnership with ASU's NCIAS

A new S-STEM grant was funded by the NSF that includes a partnership with ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West Campus.  We do not yet have an application, but are working on it and will let you all know when it is ready.  In the interest of planning, however, we are providing supported degree information.  If you are interested, we highly recommend that you declare a MAPP in one of these degree areas, if you haven't already.  This scholarship will provide continuing support after transfer in the following degree programs:

Applied Computing - MAPP, MAP - Applied computing provides a foundation in computer science, combining technical computing skills with an understanding of the impact of computer science in real-world contexts.  The technical component of the applied computing program pertains to the design and use of appropriate systems and technologies while the social sciences component delves into understanding how people seek, obtain, evaluate, use and categorize information.  This degree is less math intense than computer science degrees, and is extremely flexible, and allows for the easy addition of a minor or double major.

Applied Math - MAPP, MAP - Applied mathematics is an interdisciplinary program that provides a broad and rigorous foundation in applied mathematics. It includes a foundation in computing and statistics as well as both theoretical and applied mathematics.  The program emphasizes quantitative problem-solving and critical thinking through courses that expose students to a variety of mathematical theories, techniques and applications currently used by analysts and researchers in government, industry and nonprofit organizations

Statistics - MAPP, MAP - Statisticians collect, analyze and interpret data from experiments and surveys. Their work is critical in helping individuals and organizations better understand the information contained in the data.  Emphasizing the practical application of statistics, this program builds upon the foundation of mathematics and computing to study concepts in theoretical and applied statistics.  This program is the only Bachelor of Science degree in statistics in the state of Arizona.

Biology (with a certificate in Biomedical Research) - MAPP, MAP - The biology program, with an emphasis in the natural sciences, examines these disciplines through experiential learning, and all of the program's core courses include laboratories. By learning in an integrative environment that emphasizes the connectedness of the life sciences, students gain a better understanding of larger scientific concepts and can view these concepts from multiple perspectives.  Students are encouraged to conduct independent research under the mentorship of faculty members or during internships. Some even publish in top journals and present their results at scientific meetings.

Pharmacology and Toxicology - MAPP, MAP - This program provides the conceptual foundation for understanding the interactions of chemicals in the biological system. The degree approaches the study of biology and chemistry in an integrative fashion, giving students the breadth and depth to comprehend the physiological, molecular and cellular mechanisms of drug and toxicant action. The degree utilizes experiential learning, and all required core courses have laboratories. Undergraduates have the opportunity to conduct independent research under the mentorship of faculty members or in internships outside the school.

Biotech and Bioenterprise - MAPP, MAP - This program provides students with essential transdisciplinary and practical experience in biotechnology research. Students will acquire the associated business and entrepreneurship skills needed to develop and market biotechnological innovations and solutions to problems facing the biotechnology and health sciences communities in Arizona, the nation and beyond. The program emphasizes coursework in the biological, biomolecular and biotechnological sciences, which are key components that underpin biotechnology. Students will be able to tailor the degree to their specific interests and aspirations through focus areas in biotechnology, bioenterpreneurship and biostatistics. The program is unique due to its focus on blending biotechnology and entrepreneurship.

Environmental Science - MAPP, MAP - The environmental science program prepares students to pursue careers in environmental science, including but not limited to positions with federal and state agencies, private consulting firms, nongovernment organizations and academic research environments. The curriculum emphasizes many aspects of biological study including molecular, organismal and ecosystem biology and is backed by a strong foundation in chemistry, statistics and geographic information systems. The program also focuses on written communication and management skills that will prepare graduates for the multifaceted, transdisciplinary aspects of their careers in environmental science.