Life Sciences Summer Institute
The Life Sciences Summer Institute (LSSI) connects high school students and science teachers to San Diego’s life sciences industry. Students apply to participate in summer-long paid research internships including a week-long training prior to the start of their internship. Students are mentored by a scientist, exposed to real-life science practices, and increase their scientific knowledge & experience.
Teachers from San Diego County and surrounding areas participate in a 12-day professional development program that exposes them to new biotechnology lab curriculum using the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) as well as several half-day externships to biotechnology companies in San Diego. Teachers are able to make connections to the curriculum learned, hear about career pathways, and meet with science researchers. Once teachers complete the program, they have access to loaner equipment and supplies through the Southern California Biotech Center at Miramar College.
2015 Applications will be available in early January. Please check back for details.
Erika Arangure, Life Sciences Coordinator
Erikaworkforce [dot] org