PINC Summer Program

Are you curious about research science?  Interested in learning to code?  Looking to learn a new coding language?  Check out the PINC Summer Program!  

In the PINC Summer Program, students will work in small teams to learn new coding skills, and then apply those skills to a small collaborative research project.  Along the way, students will be supported to improve their skills at reading the scientific literature, as well as science communication. The PINC Summer Program will culminate in a presentation of research results at the Summer Research Symposium. The PINC Summer Program grows out from the summer programs offered in years past. For more information please click here.

Applications to the PINC Summer Program are available in March every year.  If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Nicole Adelstein in chemistry, Pleuni Pennings in biology or Rori Rohlfs in biology.

PINC Summer Program FAQ

Do I need programming and/or research experience to join the PINC Summer Program?
No!  Some participants may have experience, but the program is intended for fresh students as well.   

What happens once the PINC Summer Program is over?
After the end of the program, interested students will be supported to join labs and encouraged to take classes in the PINC minor.

What’s the time commitment?
Participants will meet in their teams for 10 hours/week. There will be a few different options available for the hours, but they will be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

When will the program happen?
PINC Summer Program is a nine week program in June and July. The program will culminate in a research presentation and celebration.

How much does the PINC Summer Program cost for participants?  
The PINC Summer Program is free!  

Is there a stipend for participants?  
With support from Genentech, in 2020 students received stipends.  

How do I apply?
Applications will open in March every year.  Stay tuned!

PINC Summer Program Personnel

Biology faculty organizers and advisors: Pleuni Pennings and Rori Rohlfs
Chemistry faculty organizer and advisor: Nicole Adelstein

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