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Students looking to broaden their scientific horizons this summer will want to investigate a new program hosted by the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. The Computationally-Driven Experimental Biology summer program is open to undergraduate students, and offers hands-on training at the intersection of computer science and experimental biology.

The Computationally-Driven Experimental Biology program will take place from May 28 to August 2, 2019. The program will feature Virginia Tech Professors T.M. Murali and John Tyson. Students in this program will learn how to conduct research in a team-driven environment. A $4,000 stipend will be provided along with a Virginia Tech campus dining plan and dorm room for the duration of the program. At the end of the summer, students will participate in a research symposium and give scientific presentations about their findings.

Ultimately, students will receive individual mentoring unlike any they'd receive in a regular lecture environment.

"As part of a broader impact of this grant from the National Science Foundation, the Biocomplexity Institute is teaming up with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Biological Sciences," said Kristy Collins, the Director of Education and Outreach at the Biocomplexity Institute. "Many students leave summer programs like this much more confident about their skills. They're also able to include real-life STEM experience on their resumes."

If you're seeking something fun and educational this summer, look no further than the Computationally-Driven Experimental Biology program!

For more information about this 10-week summer opportunity, head to the program website for details. Interested candidates should click here to apply. The application site will be open through January 31st.

Published by Tiffany Trent, January 10, 2019