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Summer Research Experience

Consider applying to be a paid summer intern for the Dow Science and Sustainability Education Center (DSSEC).  High school science teachers, high school students, and SVSU undergraduate students are welcome to apply for an opportunity to participate in scientific research during the summer with SVSU faculty. SVSU faculty will be directing projects in the areas of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, and engineering; however, each project is closely aligned with the Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute (SBESI).  Funding is available for undergraduate student internship positions for up to 8 weeks (20-30 hrs/wk).

The summer internship will occur during SVSU’s summer term:  June 29 - August 6, 2020.  

Dow SSEC 2020 Important Dates

  • Undergraduate student intern applications are due March 20, 2020 to David Karpovich (dsk@svsu.edu). Undergraduate intern selections will be made by April 3, 2020.
  • High school student intern applications are due March 27, 2020 to Adrianne Cole (acole@svsu.edu). High school intern selections will be made by May 1, 2020.
  • High school teacher intern applications are due March 20, 2020 to Adrianne Cole (acole@svsu.edu). High school teacher intern selections will be made by April 17, 2020.

Save the Date for All Researchers

  • Summer internship program orientation day – June 29, 2020
  • Dow SSEC Poster Symposium – August 6, 2020
  • Dow SSEC project reflection paper/report due – August 6, 2020

Director, Dow SSEC

Dr. David Karpovich
dsk@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4349

STEM Mobile Lab Coordinator, Elementary

Dr. Betsy Diegel
bldiegel@svsu.edu
(989) 964-2934

Office

Science East 261