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, 30 students will be placed into one of 6 teams, depending on topic preference and time availability. They will learn R or Python programming, with support from a peer mentor! Then, students will be able to apply their newly gained knowledge on programming into a research topic based on their topic preference and will be supported by the peer mentor and faculty advisor to work on a project. That project will be presented at the Summer Research Symposium at the end of July.

Applications to the PINC Summer Program are available in April every year.  If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact: 

PSP 2023 summer

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 eight 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!  

How do I apply?
Application is now available, click the "more information" button above

PINC Summer Program Personnel

Biology faculty organizers and advisors: