Program Details

The participants will: * Gain hands-on research experience and training with exposure to cutting-edge research. * Experience what it is like to be a member of a research community working at the forefront of science, medicine and biotechnology. * Have th
Location:
Lausanne, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The undergraduate Summer Research Program (July-August 2014) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) in Switzerland offers intensive hands-on research training. Come and discover the excitement and challenges of research in one of the labs in our 4 institutes: Brain Mind Institute, Institute of Bioengineering, Global Health Institute and the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research. Fellowships provided. Application deadline: January 31st, 2014. Must be enrolled in a degree program in basic, engineering, or life sciences and planning on pursuing a career in the life sciences. Must be in good standing with a GPA equivalent to a "B" grade or higher and should have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate coursework.

The participants will: * Gain hands-on research experience and training with exposure to cutting-edge research. * Experience what it is like to be a member of a research community working at the forefront of science, medicine and biotechnology. * Have the opportunity to apply what was learned in the classroom to understanding and solving actual research problems in the laboratory. * Acquire a better understanding of the scientific process and the application of the knowledge gained from basic science research and state-of-the-art techniques to solve complex problems in biology and medicine. * Improve their critical thinking skills, including learning how to evaluate scientific information, design experiments, formulate ideas and test hypotheses. * Explore career opportunities in academia by experiencing the excitement, frustration, and challenges of scientific research and gain an insight into what a career in science entails. * Prepare for future independent research projects and advanced research in graduate school.

Cost:
Up to 25 fellowships will be awarded.

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