Summer student training programs end with a bang

Left: REU BREED students; right: Big Data Summer Program students

CoSE is home to a number of summer training programs that give students the chance to do original research and provide training in important scientific skills.

The REU BREED program (Biological Research in Ecological and Evolutionary Developmental Biology Program) is a 10-week long program that places students from other universities in SF State biology labs to do independent research projects, mentored by faculty members. This year’s REU students presented their projects at a symposium on Aug. 7 at SF State’s EOS Center. You can read more about the program in a 2018 article on the SF State News site.

The Big Data Summer Program also wrapped up in August, with the largest cohort in the program’s history. A collaboration between a number of departments, including Chemistry, Biology, Africana Studies and Economics, the ten-week program aims to train students in data analysis and research. Along with learning about programming and data analysis, students work in groups with peer mentors and a faculty mentor on an original research project. The students presented posters on their research at a summer research symposium on August 3rd.

Congratulations to all of our summer trainees!