Destination - Austria
lsamp global destination awareness program
Following up on a successful trip in 2009, the California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU-LSAMP) hopes to be able to support 4 students to conduct biotechnology research at the Innsbruck Medical University and Innsbruck Biocenter in Austria. Covered costs will potentially include return airfare travel LA to Austria, housing in Austria and a stipend of $2000 to cover incidentals, local travel, food and cultural experiences. The CSU-LSAMP program is supported by funds from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF:HRD -1302873), the CSU Office of the Chancellor, and 22 participating CSU campuses. The goal of this program is to increase the number of targeted students who graduate with degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). Targeted students are individuals who have faced or face social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in STEM.
Students applying to the program in Innsbruck should have previously participated in research and have some familiarity/experience with basic laboratory skills and/or computational skills (bioinformatics, proteomics, molecular modeling). Skills to be learned will include various methods of protein quantification, genotyping techniques, various imaging techniques, and computational methods.
Please continue to check back for more information about this opportunity. We hope to have the opportunity to return to Austria in the upcoming year.