Biotech Summer Program with NC State

Project Description:

Are you interested in working on cutting-edge biotechnology projects? Would you like to enhance your undergraduate experience and work collaboratively with faculty and peers on research in your area of interest? Do you want to learn more about biotechnology research careers in academia, industry, and government? Do you want to share exciting science with the public? If yes, BIT SURE is for you! 

Join the NC State Pack for ten weeks to develop your skills as a scientist over a summer of research, collaboration, professional development, science outreach, and fun!  Students will receive a stipend ($5,500 for ten weeks of research). 

**BIT SURE will run May – July 2021** Please note that the summer 2021 experience will be entirely virtual.

Deadline: February 14, 2021

If you have any questions, please contact Carlos C. Goller at [ ]. For more information and to access the application, please visit this NC State BIT SURE webpage.

Informational flyer for the BIT SURE 2021 program

Informational flyer for the BIT SURE 2021 program; image text below.

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BIT SURE: Bio Technology-based Sequencing-based Undergraduate Research Experience

Advanced sequencing tools are transforming the way modern biologists conduct research.
Scientists today require new skills and knowledge to effectively use high-throughput sequencing technologies to analyze their resulting complex data in order to answer important biological questions. BIT SURE is your chance to learn how to tackle these “Big Data” grand challenges of our future.

[Chart outline of 10-week program:
Week 1: NGS Short course, Mentor Meet & Greet.
Week 2: Online Games, Ethics Workshop on RCR training & NGS Ethics, Service Team Outreach Workshop (STOW).
Week 3: NGS Research Seminar.
Week 4: Virtual Biotech Company Site Visit, STOW.
Week 5: NGS Research Seminar, STOW.
Week 6: Grad School Workshop, STOW.
Week 7: NGS Research Seminar, STOW.
Week 8: Biotech Careers & Virtual Visit to Hunt Library, STOW.
Week 9: Outreach Event (STOW Presentation) & Service Celebration.
Week 10: Research Symposium & Goodbye Social.]

-10-week PAID summer work.
-Eligible college students are US citizens or permanent residents.
-Numerous N.C. State faculty research labs to choose from!
-Mentored research focusing on high-throughput or “next-generation” sequencing (NGS)
-NGS short course with bioinformatics sessions.
-Career development workshops.
-Outreach events.
-Research symposium.
-NGS seminar series.
-Biotechnology career panels.

We welcome and encourage applications from students of all identities and backgrounds, including those who may need to request accommodations to facilitate their application and/or participation..

Contact: Carlos C. Goller (


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