• The Computing Applications Minor (also known as the PINC Minor) consists of a series of five Computer Science classes (15 units total) taken over four semesters. No prior computer science background needed. Now, the first 2 courses (CS306 and CS219) can be taken as CR/NC towards the degree requirement. More information can be found here.
• The Data Science and Machine Learning for Biotechnology Certificate Program (also called the gSTAR Program), offers students a 12-unit pathway (taken over two semesters) to learn technical and professional skills needed to work in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Students who are already pursuing the PINC Minor, only need to take 3 additional classes (each only 1 unit). Open to Undergraduate and Graduate students. More information can be found here
• The GEN-PINC Scholarship Program offers scholarships to eligible students who are pursuing the PINC Minor and/or the gSTAR Certificate. More information can be found here.
• The PINC Summer Program offers an opportunity for students to learn coding and to apply it to a project of their choice. More information can be found here.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 PINC / gSTAR GRADUATES!!
On Wednesday May 25th, we reunited in person to celebrate the accomplishments of our PINC and gSTAR students. It has been a long and winding road for these graduates, but they kept pushing and earned their Computing Applications minor and Data Science and Machine Learning for Biotechnology certificate!!
The event took place at the Seven Hills Conference Center. We were very honored to host several instrumental members of the Genentech team, who we partnered with to develop the curriculum for our gSTAR certificate program. Of particular note was Marlena Jackson, Sr. Diversity & Inclusion Business Partner at Genentech. Marleana is one of the founding members of the gSTAR program and her contributions to the establishment and growth of the program cannot be understated. We also hosted a poster session where grads were able to showcase their research, and the whole event was capped off with an industry mixer! Students, grads, and alumni were all able to rub elbows with scientific and industry leaders from IBM, UCSF, Genentech, NVIDIA and more!!