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What are the goals of the TECBio REU @ Pitt program?

The major focus of the TECBio REU @ Pitt is to train, prepare, and support the next generation of scientists, who will be among the leaders in the interdisciplinary fields of computational and systems biology and other emerging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields .

 

What should I expect from the program?

Students should expect a well-rounded, fun, and challenging graduate-level research and training experience that will prepare them for future success in the field.

 

What support do students get?

All TECBio students receive a $5000 stipend (paid in installments at the end of each month of the program – May, June, and July), housing in Pennsylvania Hall, reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400, a University of Pittsburgh email account, campus-wide network access, and access to computing facilities.  Program and University staff are also available to assist students when needs arise.

 

How is the program funded?

Our program is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.  Support is also given by the DOD and the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Graduate Studies in the School of Medicine.