The Bioprocessing Summer Undergraduate Internship Training and Education (BSUITE) program for undergraduate research in bioprocessing and bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute provides undergraduate students, recent graduates, and those considering starting the MEng program 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.

Tentative 2019 Dates (Subject to Change): June 17 – August 2

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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, recent graduates, and those interested in starting the MEng program in the near future. One of the program goals is to promote the success of women and underrepresented minorities in science and engineering.