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Internships are an essential component of our science and engineering program, providing students with real workplace and service learning. Our industry and government partners as well as advisers help us establish relationships that provide opportunities for students to engage in real-world learning. We currently have over a dozen interns at Stanford helping in science and engineering, and a growing presence at NASA-Ames. We hope to grow our internship program significantly, and establish conduits with workforce pipelines to help place transitional workers in fast skilling programs with educational and job skill support.
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- UCSFThe Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco and Foothill College launched the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Diversity Scholars Program. During this five week internship, scholars focused on:
- Neuroscience lab techniques
- Computational science
Scholars visited research labs and met with dozens of STEM professionals, from diverse fields including medicine, law, industry, basic and translational research, statistics, as well as Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
The long-term goal of the program is to promote diversity in STEM fields by providing students with a head start experience that will propel them toward an advanced degree.
This multi-disciplinary program recruits from the STEM sciences, with special focus on the following majors:
- Biological Sciences
- Computer Sciences
The program received an overwhelming number of speakers from the academia and industry.
Guest Speakers Summer 2015
Speaker Professional Title Mallika Singh, Ph.D. CEO, Patronus Therapeutics Charvi Shetty, M.S. Founder, Knox Medical Diagnostics Claudia Aguirre, Ph.D. Resident Neuroscientist, Headspace Inc. Aaron Vandervender, Ph.D. Chief Scientist, The Founder’s Fund Jeff Calcagno, M.D. New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Bobak Azamian, M.D., D.Phil. President & CMO, Metavention Joe DeRisi, Ph.D. Professor, UCSF Lea Grinberg, M.D.-Ph.D. Associate Professor, UCSF Michael Geschwind, M.D.-Ph.D. Professor, UCSF David Sabatini, M.D.-Ph.D. Professor, MIT; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Anula Jayasuriya, M.D.-Ph.D., MBA Managing Director, Evolence India Life Science Fund Sam Pleasure, M.D.-Ph.D. Professor, UCSF Laura Cocas, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF Aimee Kao, M.D.-Ph.D. Assistant Professor, UCSF Jyoti Mishra, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, UCSF Niraj Shanbhag, M.D. Resident Physician, UCSF Albert Chen, M.S. Inventor, Elixir Medical Corporation Steve Hauser, M.D. Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology, UCSF Jennifer Mann, M.S. Lab Manager, UCSF Victor Olivas, B.S. Assistant Specialist, UCSF Archana Sathaye, Ph.D. Sathaye Family Foundation Andrew Finn, Ph.D., J.D. Patent Attorney, Agilent Technologies Idit Harel, Ph.D. Founder and CEO, Globaloria Gordon Ringold, Ph.D. Senior Advisor, Mavericks Capital Partners Li Zhang, Ph.D. Associate Professor, UCSF Sergio Baranzini Professor, UCSF Daniel Himmelstein, Ph.D. candidate UCSF Drew Perkins, B.S. Serial entrepreneur: Gainspeed, Infinera, OnFiber Communications Bita Mazloom, Ph.D. Computer Science Faculty, Foothill College Shirish Sathaye, Ph.D. General Partner, Formation 8 Ventures Andy Josephson, M.D. Professor, UCSF Maggie Waung, MD-Ph.D Resident Physician, UCSF Adam Gazzaley, M.D.-Ph.D. Professor, UCSF Neil Kumar, Ph.D. Principal, Third Rock Ventures Ying-Hui Fu, Ph.D. Professor, UCSF Steve Betsalel, B.Comm. Managing Partner, Pacific Capital Corporation
- Week 1: White Coat, Intro Seminar, Qb3 Seminar, Tour
- Week 2: Introduction to Molecular Biology Techniques
- Week 3: Introduction to Computer Science Techniques
- Week 4: Introduction to Medical Device Techniques
- Week 5: Introduction to Engineering Techniques
San Jose State University Research Project (Summer 2013 & 2014)
ProjectThe analysis of chiral molecules is paramount for the pharmaceutical industry and drug synthesis, and these outstanding students are involved in cutting edge research at San Jose State to develop a new technique to assign absolute configurations for chiral compounds.
Summer 2014Miranda Lowe and Kasey Wyatt were both part of the project last year. Since then they have completed a year of organic chemistry. This summer they were involved with synthesizing novel chiral molecules with biological activities, compelxing them with luminescent lanthanides, and using them as a test case to establish if CPL can elucidate chiral structure of different systems. They mainly focused on synthesizing chiral complexes that have “acac” as part of their structure.
Zach Sobel is a chemistry major who has completed a year of organic chemistry. He was involved with a synthesis project where he focused on synthesizing chiral complexes with “amine” groups which have shown to have biological activities. Once the synthesis was completed, he coordinated them with luminescent lanthanides, in particular, Eu and Tb.
Robert Comstock and Glenn Lee have both completed a year of general chemistry. They were involved with characterizing luminescent lanthnide(III) complexes to examine their stability to be used as probes in circularly polarized luminescence technique. This technique is currently being developed to be able to assign absolute configurations for chiral compounds used in pharmaceutical and biological systems. They mainly worked with UV and laser expiation sources.
Summer 2013Miranda Lowe and Kasey Wyatt are involved in characterizing luminescent lanthnide(III) complexes to examine their stability to be used as probes in circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) technique. This technique is currently being developed to be able to assign absolute configurations for chiral compounds used in pharmaceutical and biological systems.
Imran Rahman, Carmen Lau, and Farnaz Kargaran are involved in synthesizing novel chiral molecules with biological activities, compelxing them with luminescent lanthanide, and using them as test case to establish if CPL can elucidate chiral structure of different systems.