Recent Updates

2017 Program Dates:

June 19 - Orientation

August 11 - SRI Mini-Symposium

 

The Summer Research Internship Program (SRI) at FIU accepts students from both the MAST Medical at Homestead and TERRA Environmental Research Institute High Schools to engage in a research experience for eight weeks during the summer.
Our program staff assists interns to schedule interviews with potential mentors in STEM departments across FIU. Interns are matched with mentors in labs ranging from Psychology, Biology, Chemistry& Biochemistry, to Earth & Environmental Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Computer Engineering and more!


Prior to their internship, students complete at least five on-line safety courses, as well as all human resources volunteer paperwork. On orientation day, they are provided with hourly log sheets, lab composition books, campus maps, food vendor information, inter-campus bus schedules, FIU One Card services, and volunteer parking permit forms. Program Administrators provide an orientation to lab safety, program expectations and FIU’s Code of Student Conduct.


Along with engaging in innovative biomedical and behavioral research, students participate in weekly professional and academic development workshops, weekly intern meetings, and a Responsible Conduct in Research seminar. Interns are required to submit an abstract of their research and give a PowerPoint presentation of their project at the end of program symposium. Awards are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place presenters, and those winners are invited back to present at FIU’s NIGMS RISE & MARC U*STAR Student Mini-Symposium. The 1st place winner is also invited to present at FIU’s Biomedical and Comparative Immunology Symposium. Other opportunities are available to present at the Honors College Conference for Undergraduate Research and McNair Conference.
Summer Research Internship participants have gone on to place in the county, regional, state, national and international Science & Engineering Fairs and present at the national Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Since their internships, our interns have gone on to many prestigious colleges and universities such as Johns Hopkins, MIT, and Vanderbilt, and earn awards such as The QuestBridge and Gates Millennial Scholarships. Many participants have elected to come to FIU and continue their research as freshmen and beyond, which has allowed several of them to coauthor scientific publications and apply to competitive undergraduate research programs such as MARC U*STAR, NIGMS RISE, The Honors College ARCH Program, and McNair.


Participants gain critical thinking skills and a better understanding of scientific design and methodology. The SRI emphasizes writing and presentation skill development, which prepares them for their future academic and professional career!

 

FIU SRI Program Brochure: http://sri.fiu.edu/SRI Brochure.pdf

FIU News Story about the SRI: http://news.fiu.edu/2013/08/high-school-students-get-lab-experience-with-summer-research-internship/65267

For more information, please contact Amy Reid at areid@fiu.edu or call 305-348-6662.


To support the SRI program for future years, please visit: https://ignite.fiu.edu/fiu-summer-research-internship/