Undergraduate Research Opportunities at NH-INBRE Partner Institutions

An important goal of NH-INBRE is to provide research opportunities that encourage students to pursue graduate studies and/or research careers. As part of this, NH-INBRE provides support for student research experiences at Partner institutions, whether full-time during the summer or part-time during the academic year. They include opportunities to do research with Partner faculty who have NH-INBRE research grants, as well as opportunities to work with other Partner faculty doing biomedically relevant research, using support from the NH-INBRE Research Support and Training Grant (RSTG) provided to the Partner institution.

Summer Research Opportunities
All NH-INBRE Partners offer summer student research opportunities in the biomedical sciences. The summer sessions are typically 8 to 10 weeks long, starting in May-June and ending in August, with the specific timing depending upon the campus and research project. Students get paid to work full time (> 40 hours/week) in the lab during this time, when they immerse themselves in a research project and work closely with Partner faculty. Students who do summer research present their work at the NH-INBRE Annual Meeting held in August.

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Research During the Academic Year
All NH-INBRE Partners offer student research opportunities in the biomedical sciences during the academic year, which differs slightly among the Partner institutions but typically runs from September through May at most schools. Students are paid to assist Partner faculty with their research and generally work 10/15 hours/week for at least one full term. In many cases they attend the NH-INBRE Annual Meeting held each year in August.

All students participating in an NH-INBRE research position are required to complete a Registration Form (sent by Evaluation Team) and appropriate online Lab Safety Training. Additional information about the student research opportunities at a given Partner institution can be obtained from Partner faculty members or from the NH-INBRE Research Support and Training PI at that institution (see Table below).

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Partner Institution NH-INBRE Research Training PI Role at Partner Institution
Colby-Sawyer College Benjamin Steele Chair, Natural Sciences
Community College System of NH (CCSNH) Leslie Barber Professor of Biology
Keene State College Gordon Leversee Dean of Sciences and Social Sciences
Franklin Pierce University Kerry McKeever Dean of the College at Rindge
New England College Debra Dunlop Associate Dean of Natural and Social Sciences
Plymouth State University Kerry Yurewicz Chair, Biological Sciences
Saint Anselm College Derk Wierda Chair, Chemistry