2007-05-11 Two Bay Path College Juniors
Kristen Ott of Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, has been accepted into a summer internship at the Harvard-MIT Bioinformatics Program based at MIT in Cambridge and at Harvard-affiliated institutions in Boston. This highly competitive paid internship is offered to only 10 students each summer and immerses participants in a rich environment supported by cutting-edge research facilities and expert mentors.
The internship introduces students to the integration of quantitative and biomedical sciences, providing them with broad knowledge of clinical relevancy as well as specific skills in the information science of genomics. The program combines lectures, clinical case studies and a mentored research project to expose students fully to the exciting world of genomic research. Participants learn skills fundamental to the task of extracting information from the huge amount of data produced by the international Human Genome Project by working with the various tools and databases now available.
As part of the Summer Institute, students also receive guidance through individual tutorials and workshops on preparing and presenting research findings. At the end of the summer, students present their work to the Bioinformatics mentors at a conference. In addition, summer students discuss responsible and ethical ways to conduct research.
Rachel Connor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has won a prestigious summer internship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Acceptance into the internship is highly competitive. Rachel will be based out of the Winchester, Virginia office, working in the Records Division.
The FBI Honors Internship Program offers undergraduate and graduate students an exciting insider's view of FBI operations and provides an opportunity to explore the career paths within the Bureau. The Honors Internship Program brings students to the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where they work side-by-side with Special Agents and professional staff personnel on important cases and management issues.