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University of Miami-Miami Dade College Bridge to the Baccalaureate Program
The primary objective of the Bridge to the Baccalaureate Program is to give participating students the opportunity to have hands-on experience within an actual research laboratory. Students are to begin their research in the summer before their sophomore year at Miami Dade College (MDC). Students are paid hourly as part-time University of Miami (UM) employees (casual workers) through funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) grant. Research is to be established at any of the three UM campuses.
Student research projects must be based on a testable hypothesis. Students should have a significant role in designing the plan of the research, making observations, carrying out the experiments, and interpreting the data.
Being the primary persons responsible for the research project, students should be able to explain and defend all project components. Students and research mentors should have an employee/employer relationship.
Work up to 20 hours per week in summer I and up to 40 hours per week in summer II
Work 10 hours a week in the research lab during the academic year.
Submit signed bi-weekly timesheets to the Program Coordinator.
Present results of the research project in a PowerPoint presentation at a UM research symposium at the end of summer and the end of the academic year.
Submit a scientific research paper to the Program Director at the end of summer and the end of the academic year.
Students must attend MDC as full-time students and have an interest in scientific research. Students must attend Bridge courses at UM and MDC and maintain a 3.5 GPA.
Salary: Participants will be paid $10.80 per hour while doing research in a UM lab.
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