Florida International University held a summer internship program for students from St. Lucie Public Schools. There were ten students selected.
This internship was a 5-week biomedical research training at Florida International University (FIU) Center for Translational Sciences (CTS) from June 5th – July 14th. Students conducted research in areas spanning the biosciences, biomedicine, and data science. They were able to master basic research techniques, develop scientific reading and writing skills, and communicate challenging scientific concepts to general audiences. Students demonstrated these skills by working with FIU CTS researchers, trainees, and staff and then presenting their findings to the research team and the public on July 14, 2023.
The summer research lab choices included: pulmonary vascular disease, lung genomics, Metabolomics and mass spectrometry, Endothelial cell biology, Drug delivery, Spinal cord injury and IPSC and Synthetic Chemistry.
To be an intern, students had to meet the following requirements: be 16 years of age or older, have a high school GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, must have completed biology and/or chemistry, and teacher recommendation.