Bruins-In-Genomics (B.I.G.) Summer Undergraduate Research Program

UCLA Bruins-In-Genomics Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramDO YOU
HAVE A PASSION FOR
COMPUTING, BIOLOGY, MATH, AND SCIENCE?

Bruins-In-Genomics (B.I.G.) Summer Research Program is an 8-week full-time immersion program for undergraduates interested in learning how to read and analyze genes and genomes. Through this program students will have the opportunity to experience graduate-level coursework, and learn the latest cutting-edge research, tools and methods used by leading scientists to solve real-world problems.

JUNE 24 TO AUGUST 16, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 4, 2019 at 5:00PM PST

INTERACTIVE LEARNING

Workshops introduce students to next generation sequencing data and statistical analysis methods. Research lunch talks led by workshop instructors explore in-depth application of skills. Journal clubs led by UCLA faculty mentors show how methods, data, and ideas translate in real time.

HANDS-ON TRAINING

Students apply what they’ve learned to an original research project in a laboratory, guided by UCLA faculty mentors. Students learn how to be a scientist in weekly lab meetings. B.I.G. Summer ends with students presenting their findings at a scientific poster session and award ceremony.

CAREER BUILDING

B.I.G. Summer experiences show students what a science career can look like. UCLA faculty mentors guide students in creating an Individual Development Plan to identify goals. Social activities promote networking with faculty. GRE prep courses help students prepare for grad school applications.