NISE-Virtual Bioinformatics Course – Deadline Extension May 14

 We decided to extend the deadline to apply for the NISE-Virtual Bioinformatics program. Deadline: May 14.

Students interested in researching the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and other pandemics will be paid to engage virtually with scientists and bioinformaticians at the National Center for Genome Resources to develop critical-thinking, research and basic bioinformatics skills. APPLY NOW

Students must show proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.

Full-time summer availability (not enrolled in summer coursework) 

Submit a personal statement (Please state your reasons for applying to this program. Most importantly, tell us why you want to do research, and how this research experience relates to your personal and professional goals. Describe any experiences that may qualify you to participate in such research and any additional information that will help us evaluate your preparation and ability to succeed. If you have encountered challenges that have affected your educational career, either positively or negatively, please let us know about those. Also, please discuss how your prior life experiences (in academia, professional, volunteer, etc) show your dedication to the pursuit of advanced degrees in the sciences. Finally, please discuss your plans after graduating from your undergraduate program. Do you plan to obtain a Master’s, PhD, or MD degree or attend another professional school (dental, pharmacy, veterinary, technical career etc), or try to find a full-time job?)

Provide an academic transcript (Please provide a copy of your academic transcript, in PDF format You may provide an official or unofficial copy.)

Be enrolled in one of the following institutions:

  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico State University
  • New Mexico Tech
  • Northern New Mexico College
  • San Juan College
  • University of New Mexico
  • Western New Mexico University
  • Select institutions in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming

Recommended computer and network requirements:

  • Windows 7 or Mac (High Sierra or later)
  • Computer Hardware: PU 1 Ghz; 8Gb RAM.
  • Good webcam and audio
  • Broadband internet connection
  • ​Ethernet (wired) connection to a router preferred over Wifi.
  • Second Monitor Preferred.  

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