Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Study Rooms Available for Reading Week and Finals Week

The following Study Rooms are available for Reading Days and Finals Week:

December 13, 14, 15       
Barnard 117 and Barnard 118

December 16-22               
Barnard 404 and Barnard 405.

Good luck with finals!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Annual Regional Pre-Medical Conference, December 3rd, 2016

The Weill Cornell Medical College will conduct its Annual Regional Pre-Medical Conference on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The goals of the program are to: expose high school and undergraduate college students to the vast opportunities for careers in medicine; educate students about healthcare issues disproportionately affecting minority populations and the importance of diversity in medicine and healthcare delivery in general. 

Please register for the conference via Eventbrite at https://conferenceregistration-college.eventbrite.com by Thursday, November 10, 2016. Registration is free.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Women in Science Conference Friday, November 18th

The WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Conference is designed to educate and inspire women from all backgrounds to prepare for and pursue graduate degrees and careers in the fields of science and engineering. Conference attendees will learn about the challenges, opportunities, and the rewards of being a woman engineer or scientist. Join us for a day of programming to celebrate and promote women in science and engineering!

- Columbia Faculty Speakers
- Columbia Graduate Student Panelists
- Admissions & Financial Aid Advice
- Exclusive Lab Tours
- Free Continental Lunch (email dietary restrictions to kg2581@columbia.edu)

Raffle Items Will Be Offered!

To register please click here.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Student-Alumnae Thanksgiving Program

As we are approaching the Thanksgiving season, we are aware that some students may not be able to have Thanksgiving dinner with family/friends because of various reasons like distance from home, cost of travel, etc.

In an effort to make sure that we come together as a community, Alumnae Affairs and SGA are sponsoring the annual Student-Alumnae Thanksgiving Program.

Planning on spending Thanksgiving in NYC? Why not have Thanksgiving Dinner with a Barnard Alumnae?

Participate in the Student-Alumnae Thanksgiving Program, an exciting initiative that provides students with the opportunity to have Thanksgiving dinner at a Barnard alum's home, in the event that they are not able to go home for the holiday. 

If interested, please fill out this Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/WrOgsGMXev3GeAtP2) by Saturday, November 5th at midnight

If you have any questions feel free to contact Dean Tollinchi or Kevin Collymore in the ASEP Office.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Weekly Snapshot: Workshops

Study Skills Workshop
We will be discussing effective study methods and tips dealing with all the coursework.
Wednesday, October 5th from 1-2pm
325 Milbank Hall

CAPCO Information Session
An introduction of Capco’s culture and Associate Talent Program, plus an inside look at their interview process and an opportunity to ask any and all questions, as well as hear about days in the life and helpful tips when it comes to starting your career in consulting.
Thursday, October 6th from 12-1pm
225 Milbank Hall

1GLI Workshop:  In the Mix...
Mix and mingle with new and returning students and learn about the "ins and outs" of Barnard College. 
Thursday, October 6th from 6-8pm
Mehler Parlor

Monday, September 26, 2016

IGLI Workshop Series: "...In the Mix"

This year we officially kicked off the "1GLI Workshop Series" during NSOP for the first time. The 1GLI workshops series were designed specifically to provide information and support for the first generation and financially insecure students at Barnard.  There was great attendance and wonderful feedback from the students!

We would like to personally invite you to the first social gathering of the semester:

"...in the Mix!"
Thursday, October 6th6-8pm
Location: TBD

Mix and mingle with new and returning students and learn about the "ins and outs" of Barnard College.  Dinner will be served.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Upcoming Workshops

Welcome Back to Barnard! 

Now that the semester has begun and you've been able to finalize your courses we wanted to let you know about all the wonderful workshops we are offering this semester. This semester we will be discussing study skills, scholarships, and more. Please see below for a glimpse of what is to come!

ASEP Scholars First Year Class Meeting, Thursday, September 29th from 12-1pm, Room 225 Milbank Hall

ASEP Scholars Sophomore Class Meeting, Thursday, September 29th from 1-2pm, Room 325 Milbank Hall

Tech Conference, Friday, September 30th, from 9am-3pm, Diana Event Oval

Studying for the Sciences, Monday, October 3rd, from 11;30am-12:30pm, 805 Altschul

ASEP Scholars Senior Class Meeting, Tuesday, October 4th from 6-7pm, Room 307 Milbank Hall

CASCO Information Session, Thursday, October 6th from 12-1pm, Room 225 Milbank Hall

Scholarships & Fellowships Workshop, Tuesday, October 11th from 2-3pm, Room 324 Milbank Hall

ASEP Scholars Interclass Dinner, Thursday, October 13th, from 6-7pm, North Tower, Sulzberger Hall

Looking forward to seeing you at some of these events!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

NYU School of Medicine - Diversity Open House

The Office of Diversity Affairs and the Student Diversity Initiative at the NYU School of Medicine are pleased to host our Annual Diversity Open House on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 4pm to 7:30pm.
This event is for any student or advisor who is interested in learning more about the NYU School of Medicine diversity and inclusion efforts, admissions information and hearing from current students who will have hands-on medical demonstrations for attendees. 
Please click below to RSVP. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon. 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Admissions Seminar

Saturday, May 14, 2016
8:30am - 12:30pm

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Annual Admissions Seminar

  • Admissions Overview
  • Curriculum
  • MCAT
  • Student Life
  • Financial Aid
  • Research Opportunities
  • Gap Year Options
  • Joint Degree Programs

Open to undergraduate, post-bacc and graduate students; as well as pre-health advisors. 

Register by May 9th! 

185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103
Medical Science Building, Grand Foyer

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Scholarship Information Sessions

Don't miss this opportunity!

Dean James Runsdorf will be speaking about a range of opportunities--including the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, Luce, Schwarzman, Mitchell, and Soros Scholarships--on Monday, April 11, from 5-6pm in 323 Milbank; and on Tuesday, April 12, from 12-1pm in 328 Milbank. Only current Juniors and Seniors will be eligible to apply this fall, but younger students interested can attend to get more information about the opportunities that await them.

If for any reason you're unable to come to these meetings but would like to discuss applying for these scholarships, feel free to schedule an appointment with Dean Runsdorf either face to face, telephone, or Skype by using the following link: http://barnard.edu/dos/about/meet

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Alumnae and Donor Sponsored Internship Program - Summer 2016

Dear Barnard Classes of 2019, 2018 and 2017:

Barnard College offers funding through alumnae and donor sponsored grants for students who are working in unpaid internships. Internship grants are available during each semester and the summer, and are awarded on a competitive basis. First-years are eligible to apply to the program starting in the summer after their first year. Internship grantees receive a maximum award of $2000 for summer internships. The online Summer 2016 Internship Grant Program application is available here. The deadline for applications is April 8, 2016 at 12pm (noon). NO late or incomplete applications will be accepted. Subsidized summer housing may potentially be available.

Grantees are expected to have procured the internship indicated on the application by the Internship Grant Orientation. For more information about the Internship Grant Program, please visit our website at http://barnard.edu/cd/students/funding/internship-grants.

Student Employment Services will hold workshops to discuss the various grant requirements (including participation in an online discussion community and attendance at a professional development event) and to assist you in writing an effective grant application. These workshop are not required for application and do not guarantee awarding of a grant. Please RSVP your attendance for one of the following workshops via NACElink.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 10:30am-11:30am, Diana Center rm 203
Friday, March 25, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm, Milbank Hall rm 328
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 12noon - 1pm, Milbank Hall rm 328
Friday, April 1, 2016, 12noon - 1pm, Milbank Hall rm 328
• Monday, April 4, 2016 10am - 11am, Milbank Hall, rm 227

Please contact Student Employment Services at 212-853-0770 or send us an e-mail at internshipgrants@barnard.edu with any questions.

Con Ed Internship Grant: Due Monday, April 4th

Con Edison Summer Internship in Science

Application Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2016; 11:59pm

Apply on NACElink or email Dean Michell Tollinchi-Michel at mtollinc@barnard.edu

The Office of Academic Success and Enrichment programs (ASEP) is pleased to announce that we expect  to receive a renewal of their support in for the Con Edison Internship Program for Summer 2016.*  Con Edison, which has provided electric service in most of New York City and Westchester County for more than 180 years, has been instrumental in providing much needed financial support for internships for promising young women at Barnard College for many years.  Con Edison is committed to supporting women who are seeking careers in the sciences.  This program will sponsor internships or research experiences in the following fields:

·         Engineering
·         Environmental Science
·         Computer Science
·         Physical Chemistry
·         Physics 
·         Mathematics
·         Education (Math and Science)

A secure internship in NOT necessary to apply, however the research/internship experience must be a full time position (30+ hours) lasting for a minimum of 10 weeks and must take place in one of the following regions:

·         New York City
·         Westchester County

ASEP and Barnard Career Development will work with recipients to secure appropriate placements.  Students will receive a stipend of $4500 with possible access to college-subsidized housing*.  Students will engage in regular meetings/activities during the summer.

The program is open to Barnard College students (Classes 2017, 2018, and 2019).  Preference will be given to students who receive financial aid and to students who are rising juniors and seniors.  Students of color encouraged to apply.

Application Process: All students will apply using NACElink. To apply, please upload a current 1-page resume with both local and permanent addresses and GPA in addition to a 2-page personal statement detailing the following:
·         why you have chosen to do an internship in this field (see list above)
·         what you hope to learn from this experience
·         how the internship relates to your studies and your future career goals

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Michell Tollinchi-Michel
Associate Dean

*pending approval

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Apply to be a Senior Marshal at Commencement!

The Senior Marshals' main function is to assist in the procession. The Committee will look for nominees who are, in one or more ways, outstanding members of the Barnard community and who have made exemplary contributions to the campus community.

The responsibilities of being a senior marshal include:
*attendance at required training session (to be scheduled)
*attendance at Commencement rehearsal on Friday, May 13 
*attendance at Baccalaureate Service, which will take place on Sunday, May 15, at 9am, in St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia
*attendance at the Barnard commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 17.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be and remain in good standing (academic and disciplinary), and should have signed up to participate in Commencement by February 29 (we check timestamps).

Senior marshals living on campus will be permitted to stay in housing until 9am, Thursday, May 19. Senior marshals who are Resident Assistants must make appropriate arrangements with their Associate Director of Residential Life before accepting the position. If you are interested in applying for a position, please complete the Senior Marshal Application Form below no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 27, 2016. 

Here is the link to the form:  http://goo.gl/forms/4XnP3rgsGv

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

ASEP Spring 2016 Student Workshop Series

Join the Office of Academic Success and Enrichment Programs for the Spring 2016 semester's workshop series. Come mix and mingle with your fellow ASEP students while learning techniques for navigating your academic career! We are pleased to offer a series of workshops specifically designed with you in mind.  

So remember to Save the Date for Spring 2016's remaining workshop listed below:

Study Break 5/3
Diana Center LL2 / GMT Lobby
Things to Do: : Masseuse, Ice Cream Bar, & More!

If you have questions, please contact Associate Dean Michell Tollinchi-Michel at mtollinc@barnard.edu.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program

This program is a three-day residential event hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business and corporate sponsors in the San Francisco Bay Area that introduces college students from diverse backgrounds to an MBA education and post-MBA career opportunities. Details on the application process and criteria for selection are available at the Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program webpage. 

Applications are due 17 March 2016.

I hope that you will take some time to help us identify candidates who would be interested in applying for this program by sharing this with your club members and networks. I have enclosed a flyer about the Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program for distribution.

About the Program
Students will experience life as a Stanford GSB student as they live on campus, participate in the classroom, engage in various innovation and leadership activities, and gain exposure to the GSB and Bay Area communities. 

The inaugural Stanford MBA Future Leaders Program will take place at Stanford GSB from 11-14 August 2016. Costs for transportation to and from the program (including airfare), as well as lodging and food for program participants, will be covered.

To be eligible for this program, students must be a US citizen or permanent resident entering their junior year in college, and have completed their sophomore year by June 2016. Dual US-citizens are welcome to apply. Students do not need to be in a business or business-related major to apply to the program. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) majors are encouraged. Students who would add diversity broadly defined to the business school and business communities are particularly encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and LGBTQ students
  • First-generation college students
  • Pell-grant eligible students
  • Students with other work and life experiences that may add a distinct perspective

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Summer RA Position with ASEP!

The Resident Assistant serves as a community builder, leader, role model, and peer helper. The RA is responsible for maintaining an emotionally and physically safe and secure environment for all students. Modeling respect for diverse backgrounds, opinions and beliefs is a key feature of the RA position. 

  • Attend all training and program planning sessions, including all‑day and evening sessions.
  • All training sessions are mandatory and are scheduled throughout the week of Monday, June 27th — Friday, July 1st.
  • Assist with Opening and Closing of the residence hall for the entire day and evening on Tuesday, July 5th,  Thursday, August 4th, and Friday, August 5th.
  • Share weekday, night, and weekend on‑ duty responsibilities on a rotating basis with other RAs.
  • Communicate daily with the full-time administration regarding student nightly activities.
  • Complete evaluations and administrative details after the program.
  • Attend staff meetings each week.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Applications are due Friday, February 19th at 11:59pm.

Summer Office Assistant Position with ASEP!

The Office Assistant serves as a support for the ASEP Pre-Collegiate and Collegiate offices during the summer program.  The Office Assistant is responsible for maintaining an organized work environment, while supporting the full-time staff with administrative tasks. The Office Assistant also supports the program and students by modeling respect for diverse backgrounds, opinions and beliefs.

  • Attend all training and program planning sessions, including all‑day and evening sessions.
  • All training sessions are mandatory and are scheduled throughout the week of Monday, June 27th — Friday, July 1st.
  • Assist with Opening and Closing of the residence hall for the entire day and evening on Tuesday, July 5th,  Thursday, August 4th, and Friday, August 5th.
  • Assist in organizing all recreational, social, and academic events.
  • Help maintain and organize records and databases.
  • Assist in the upkeep of bulletin boards and other promotional areas.
  • Help maintain order in the computer lab/book library.
  • Perform administrative office duties (answering phones, filing, desk coverage) Assist with update of promotional and recruitment brochures.
  • Attend staff meetings each week.
  • Complete evaluations and administrative details after the close of the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applications are due Friday, February 19th at 11:59pm.

Summer Residential Teaching Assistant Position with ASEP!

The Collegiate and Pre-Collegiate programs are looking to hire students for it's 5 week summer program, as Residential Teaching Assistants for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (Statistics, Calculus & Pre Calculus). Our Residential Teaching Assistants receive a stipend, housing and meals for the duration of the program, including training. 

Residential Teaching AssistantThe Residential Teaching Assistant serves as an academic assistant as well as a community builder, leader and role model. The Residential TA models respect for diverse backgrounds, opinions and beliefs. 

  • Attend all training and program planning sessions, including all‑day and evening sessions.
  • All training sessions are mandatory and are scheduled throughout the week of Monday, June 27th — Friday, July 1st.
  • Assist with Opening and Closing of the residence hall for the entire day and evening on Tuesday, July 5th, Thursday, August 4th, and Friday, August 5th.
  • Complete evaluations and administrative details after the program.
  • Attend staff meetings each week.
  • Other duties as assigned.
To apply please go to https://barnard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7OnyNc4X1st2G33

Applications are due Friday, February 19th at 11:59pm.

Summer Opportunities with BEAM!

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics: Summer Counselor/TA Positions

This summer, change the lives of talented middle school students from underserved backgrounds.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Foundation, is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and TAs for summer programs that give everyone a chance to excel in mathematics.  You may work at one of our residential programs (with housing and transportation provided) or our new non-residential program in New York City.

As a Counselor/TA, you will have both an academic and non-academic role:

  • Create a vibrant social experience for kids who are discovering for the first time that there are other people who like doing mathematics,
  • Be a role model and mentor to the students,
  • Supervise students and run activities each day for them to relax and socialize, and
  • Help kids learn amazing new math by guiding them through challenging problems, assisting the faculty, and giving feedback to students on their work.
At our residential sites, you'll also live with students in college dorms and mentor them through the process of living away from home.

We're looking for counselors who have a lot of initiative and maturity, who will inspire the students to do better, and who are good at math. The camp's academics will be challenging to everyone, with courses on topics such as combinatorics, number theory, problem solving, graph theory, game theory, and more, so you'll get plenty of chance to stretch your mathematical muscles.  (You do not need to know these specific topics to apply.)

All counselors must be available for July 6 through August 3 (the residential program) or July 8 through August 6 (the non-residential program). You will have a chance to take time off, but this is a very intense experience and you should be prepared for it!

The residential program will take place at two sites, Bard College and a second site TBD, both located about 2-3 hours outside New York City. Food, housing, and transportation are provided.  The non-residential program takes place in New York City, and provides breakfast and lunch.  Salaries range from $2600-$3000 for first-time counselors.

For more information and the application, contact us at info@beammath.org or visit our website at www.beammath.org.

Succeeding in Biology Workshop

Are you enrolled in Bio 1000 or Bio 1500 this semester? 

If so, please plan to attend our annual Succeeding in Biology workshop with Professors John Snow and Diana Heller on Tuesday, February 16th at 2:00pm in room 225 Milbank.  
Your Biology faculty will suggest effective strategies for success in Biology (lectures, exams, lab). 
Refreshments will be served! 

Please send an email RSVP to asep@barnard.edu.

HI USA's Travel Scholarship

HI NYC is excited to offer 20 $2000 travel scholarships to local Pell-qualified youth in NYC age 18-30! The deadline is fast approaching (March 4th).

They will be discussing the scholarship, and how to make study abroad a reality, at their upcoming Study Abroad 101 Workshop THIS FRIDAY February 12th at 5pm at HI NYC hostel (891 Amsterdam Ave).

Thank you for helping us diversify the demographic of travelers abroad!

To apply, or to learn more information about the program, please contact Ellie Moore, Education Program Coordinator for Hostelling International NYC at education.newyork@hiusa.org

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Become a Barnard Speaking Fellow!

Love speaking? Looking to develop your speaking skills and use your voice for empowerment? 

The Speaking Fellows are specially trained Barnard students who work with speaking-intensive courses and other academically centered programs, helping students improve their presentation and class discussion skills.  The program requires Speaking Fellows to be among Barnard’s best public speakers, and to have strong leadership and teaching abilities. We aim to cultivate and empower the speaking culture at Barnard by teaching students to be reflective about what they say and how they say it. Applications are due March 4th.

Requirements: First-Year or Sophomore standing. 
Questions? Email Daniela Kempf at dkempf@barnard.edu

CWBS 12th Annual Women's Business Leadership Conference: Powered by You

Date: Sunday, February 28th
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Low Memorial Library

The Columbia Women's Business Society invites you to attend the 12th Annual Women's Business Leadership Conference, "Powered By You." The conference aims to connect undergraduate students to successful women in a variety of business fields and to inspire them to achieve their own professional goals in the future. Through two keynote addresses, career panels, and networking portions throughout the day, conference attendees have a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the most inspiring women in the corporate world.

This year's distinguished keynote speakers will be Sallie Krawcheck, Co-Founder and CEO of Ellevest, and Christina Lee, COO for Banking, Americas at Barclays in New York. The conference will also host six panels including Sell Side Finance, Buy Side Finance, Consulting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship/Social Enterprise and Technology. After the panels, there will be time to network and to meet our inspiring panelists one-on-one.

For more information, check out the conference website and Facebook Event!

Tamer Fellowship

Are you seeking financial support for your social impact summer internship? Join us on February 3rd to find out about the Tamer Center Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Program, a unique and exciting funding opportunity for students working full-time over the summer at organizations making social change in the world. Come hear from past fellows about their experiences, as well as more details around guidelines for students, qualifying organizations, and the internship itself.
Date: Wednesday, February 3rd
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Mehler Parlor, Elliot Hall
RSVP: Email Adeline at AdelineMedeiros@barnard.edu
For compete details, including application materials, please visit the website.

Open Discussion: Diversity at Barnard

Please join faculty and students for an open discussion on the future of diversity on our campus. Last semester both students and faculty expressed deep concerns in the face of disturbing incidents at Yale and the University of Missouri. Those concerns continue and we would like to begin a direct conversation between faculty and students on how we can work together to more concretely address the issues of diversity (which we conceive broadly to include race, ethnicity, gender, class, ability, and sexuality, among others) we confront on our campus.

Please spread the word among students and faculty and join us for a frank conversation on Monday, February 8th, 5-6:30pm in Held Auditorium, Barnard Hall. An agenda for the conversation is below.


1. Taking stock: Why are we here?
- priorities
- lines of communication
- mutual support
- coordination

2. Aspirations: What do we want to achieve?
Q: If there is one thing you could change that would impact diversity at Barnard, what would it be?

3. Updates: What's been done so far?
Reporting from students and faculty on conversations with BC administration.

4. Bridging the gap: How do we get from what's been done to what we want to achieve?

Monica L. Miller
Associate Professor of English
Faculty Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUF)
Barnard College
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Thursday, January 28, 2016

CU's Annual Medical School Admission Deans and Directors Panel and Fair

Columbia's Postbacc Medical Association's Annual Medical School Admission Deans and Directors Panel and Fair will be held on Friday, February 19th

Medical School Fair
Roone Arledge Auditorium of Lerner Hall.
No RSVP is required to attend. All students welcome. 

Dean's Panel 
Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall
Registration Required. All students welcome.

Event Description
Panelists will discuss the application process and answer questions about applying to medical school. The panel is open only to Columbia University and Barnard College students.


Dr. George F. Heinrich
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Ms. Leila Amiri
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Dr. Koong-Nah Chung
Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Steven Gay
University of Michigan Medical School

Ms. Deborah Benvenger
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

PAID Internship Opportunity with the 2016 NRL Summer Research Program!

The Washington's Center (TWC) is excited to announce a new internship opportunity with the Naval Research Laboratory, called the NRL Summer Research Program, for the summer 2016 term. This new program specifically asks for HBCU/MI students and positions will go fast! 

Accepted applicants will be able to: work 40 hours per week under the guidance of senior NRL staff; conduct hands on laboratory research; be an active participant in major research programs; attend scientific and skill-set seminars; and, sharpen their professional skills through various projects and assignments. 

While many students will be considered, the program is designed for backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Some of the specific projects may include, but are not limited to:
  • Molecular Engineering
  • Microbotics: Engineering and Design
  • Cybersecurity
  • Microstructural Studies
  • Elastomers and Functional Polymers
  • Computational Design of Materials
  • And much more!
Internships through the Naval Research Laboratory are fully-funded and paid opportunities. In addition, some support is provided for travel and other expenses. There is no out-of-pocket cost for participation. 

To be considered for this opportunity, applications must be received by February 4, 2016

To submit the application, you must include basic information, your resume and an essay. Letters of recommendation are required, but can arrive after submission. An official transcript will also be required and should be sent as soon as possible. Be sure to choose option 2 (the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative) on the application! 

Apply to the NRL Summer Research Program 

For more information about the program, please visit this site. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The Washington Center is happy to assist with the application in any way and we look forward to working with you this year. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jason Giaconia (Jason.Giaconia@twc.edu) and Alexandra Ojeda (Alexandra.Ojeda@twc.edu). 

Thank you.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SUNY Downstate Summer Research Program

Program Background
The Undergraduate Summer Research Program offered by the Office of Minority Affairs is designed for undergraduate students who have historically been underrepresented in biomedical and health professions. The program is open to all qualified applicants, but it is preferred that students show strong academic promise and come from a background that has in the past denied them opportunities in field of biomedical research.

Length of Program 
Eight weeks in duration (June-July)
9-5 Monday – Friday schedule
(no conflicts such as jobs or classes)

Fellowships of $3,000 will be awarded.
Housing is not provided.

Applications are reviewed, followed by an interview for selected applicants. 7-10 students are selected for the program each summer. Notices of acceptance are mailed in April.

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT: http://sls.downstate.edu/minority_affairs 

students will conduct research under the direction of a faculty member. Assignments will be made based upon availability of research opportunities and according to the mutual interests of the faculty sponsors and student participants. Oral presentations are made at the conclusion of the summer.

Past projects have included: 
“Hydralazine-induced Lupus” 
Dept. of Medicine 
“In Vitro Investigation of Pressure Recovery in Aortic Valve Disease” 
Dept. of Cardiology 
“DNA Fingerprinting of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis” 
Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Two years of science completed by the beginning of the summer program.


  • Undergraduate sophomore or junior 
  • US citizen or permanent resident 
  • Competitive undergraduate GPA 
  • Letter of recommendation from science professor 
  • Demonstrated interest in biomedical or public health research 

Program applications 
Applications are available on the SUNYDownstate Minority Affairs Website or your pre-health advising office. Please forward all completed applications to:

Summer Research Program 
SUNY Downstate Medical Center 
Office of Minority Affairs Box 1186 
Brooklyn, NY 11203 
(718) 270-3033