Outreach Core: Pipeline to Graduate Education
This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. The subproject and investigator (PI) may have received primary funding from another NIH source, and thus could be represented in other CRISP entries. The institution listed is for the Center, which is not necessarily the institution for the investigator. The creation of a Pipeline to Graduate Education was a key element under BRIN and continues to be central to the INBRE Program. Under BRIN we created a continuum of research experiences for Idaho students to grow our own future pool of researchers. These include: 1) K-12 Programs (supported by indirect cost recovery) such as, The Migrant/ Minority and Recent Immigrant Science Camp for grades 6-9; UDOC Summer Program for grades 10-12; The Summer Bioinformatics Academy for high school students and teachers; and The Magic Valley Science Expo for sixth grade students and teachers. The majority of these programs are continuing under INBRE supported by indirect cost recovery. 2) The Undergraduate programs include: The Summer Scholars Program for students with little or no research experience; Summer Research Internships for students from primarily teaching colleges to work at research labs; and the Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program. All of these programs continue under INBRE and are expanding. 3) At the graduate level programs that started under BRIN and continue under INBRE include: Graduate assistantships and supplements at the University of Idaho (UI), Idaho State University (ISU) and Boise State University (BSU); and the Neuroscience and Bioinformatics graduate training programs at UI. 4) Postdoctoral fellowships although not supported under BRIN are now supported at the UI and BSU under INBRE.