This program provides a funded Summer research opportunity for undergraduate students from NC State and nationwide.
NCSU Students: Students will engage in research under the direct mentorship of the Biotechnology Program faculty and instructors. Students must have completed BIT 410 prior to the start of the current summer program in order to participate. Applications are due in February-check back for additional information and forms.
NSF REU (Non-NCSU Students): Participate in a National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduates hosted by the NC State Biotechnology Program. Students will work directly with faculty and researchers in the biotech industry on research projects that span the life sciences (forensics, pest management, neuroscience, microbiology, toxicology, and more). Participants will have the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor in a research laboratory for 10 weeks. This program covers the cost for travel to NCSU and lodging, and provides a stipend. Click on the link for more details. Application review begins December 1.
The MBTP is a multi-disciplinary predoctoral research training program available to PhD students enrolled in relevant doctoral research programs across NC State and designed to foster training in biotechnology fields for future academic, government, and industrial researchers.
• Coursework: Trainees complete the Biotechnology Minor in addition to major department courseworks. Students will also participate in other course requirements during the traineeship include instruction in Research Ethics, Professional Development, and a Capstone Biotechnology course which offers case studies and the opportunity to work with students from different disciplines on a design project. A Research Ethics refresher course-offered online-is also required prior to graduation.
• Presentations: participate in the annual MBTP Symposium.
• Industry Rotation or Teaching Experience: Trainees participate in a 3 month, or longer, internship in a biotechnological industry laboratory. This experience will be arranged for by the student's faculty advisor and approved by the MBTP Executive Committee. Alternatively, students can choose to pursue teaching experience by completing the MBTP Teaching and Communication Certificate through the NC State Graduate School.
• Service Project: Trainees will propose and complete a service project that is intended to foster the development of biotechnology by encouraging this career route among K-12 or undergraduate students.
• Reports: Prepare an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and Annual Progress Reports to be reviewed annually with the faculty mentor and submitted to the program administration.
While any PhD student can participate in the program, trainees can not apply for funding as described below; students who are eligible to receive support must be nominated by MBTP faculty.
*GAANN Fellowship Program in Biotechnology