Bioprocessing Summer Undergraduate Internship Training and Education (BSUITE) Program
The Bioprocessing Summer Undergraduate Internship Training and Education (BSUITE) program for undergraduate research in bioprocessing and bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute provides undergraduate students a valuable laboratory experience through team projects based on tasks typically done in industry bioprocessing laboratories. Students will acquire specialized skills and learning opportunities that are not available at undergraduate institutions. Students will also be introduced to career options within bioprocessing, bio manufacturing laboratories, and the manufacturing industry.
The BSUITE program is an 8-10 week summer program. Full time interns receive 320-400 hours of training and laboratory experience, part time interns receive 160-200 hours of training and laboratory experience.
- Program dates: Flexible and Varies; between first week of June and second week of August.
- Application deadline: May 1, 2017
Learning opportunities include:
- Growing mammalian cells
- Preparation of bioreactors for autoclave and cell culture
- Calibrations of pH and dissolved oxygen sensors
- Proficiency in Data Analysis
- Use of advanced analytical instruments to monitor culture growth
- Trouble shooting experimentation problems
- Building and fixing control unit systems – DCUs
- Refine presentations and report writings skills
The program is appropriate for motivated undergraduate students majoring in biology, chemistry, engineering, or related disciplines. One of the program goals is to promote the success of women and underrepresented minorities in science and engineering.