Apr 6, 2010 2:50 PM by Greg Boyce
Colorado State University - Pueblo will once again offer the Puente Project: Bridges to Biomedical Careers program this summer. The program provides academic skills and research experiences for community college students interested in continuing their training at a four-year institution.
The six-week course promotes the pursuit of careers that include biomedical research. Students will receive laboratory technique training in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and other areas of scientific research.
The non-residential program runs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 24 - July 2. Attendees will be paid $1,920 for their time and participation.
While designed to target members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences and engineering, and communities that suffer from health disparities (Hispanics, Native Americans - including Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians-, African Americans), the program welcomes applications from all students who feel that they would benefit from this program. Applications are due by Friday, April 30. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting April 5, with student notification of acceptance to occur between April 19-May 10.