Undergraduate Research Pittsburgh-based SIP
PTEI will not be accepting applications for 2013 undergraduate summer internships.
With the goal to expose young people to the high level of biomedical research being conducted throughout the PTEI affiliate network, PTEI developed and sponsors an annual undergraduate summer internship Program (SIP) to showcase the many exciting new opportunities within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine throughout the region and beyond.
Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative Undergraduate Research Summer Internship Program in Pittsburgh
2012 Summer Program Dates Announced:
June 1 - August 10, 2012
See the 2012 Pittsburgh Intern/Mentor Match List here!
2012 Pittsburgh Intern/Mentor Match List
Internship details10-week program
June 1 - August 10, 2012
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2012 Schedule of Events
2012 Program Description
2012 Participant Application Form
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During the 2011 Summer Internship Program, 18 PTEI summer interns participated in the Pittsburgh-based summer research program and 7 participated in the PTEI Combat Casualty Care SIP in San Antonio. The Pittsburgh-based students were exposed to many areas of primarily musculoskeletal tissue engineers research with some of our region’s leading scientists and engineers.
The SIP, one of PTEI’s oldest and most successful educational programs, is an invaluable opportunity for undergraduate college and university students pursing careers in medicine, research, bioengineering, chemistry, biology, engineering, materials science, computer science, the natural sciences or related fields to relate their growing skills and educational experiences to one of today’s most exciting and promising areas of biomedical research, the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Supervised by research mentors at PTEI's affiliated universities and academic health centers, PTEI summer interns perform their own research and data analysis, and present their findings at a formal scientific poster session at the conclusion of the program. PTEI also organizes social and professional development activities throughout the summer. Through the program, the students gain valuable research experience, and make invaluable contacts for future employment in the region and beyond. As the SIP students graduate from college, PTEI continues to track their career and educational progress, focusing on whether the SIP experience increased students’ interest in
Through the program, the students gain valuable research experience, and make invaluable contacts for future employment in the region and beyond.
As well, attention is given to the impact on the region's rate of retention of this intellectual capital. PTEI is also engaged in other activities aimed at promoting the development of the regional biotechnology industry through seed grant funding of tissue engineering research and through a broad range of educational programs that heighten the region’s awareness of the scientific, clinical, and economic significance of tissue engineering. PTEI focuses on biomedical and related technologies associated with engineered tissues, including cell culturing, gene therapy, organ transplantation and regeneration, biomaterials, tissue manufacturing processes and computer-assisted analysis and design. Internships are awarded with researchers in the PTEI network, including researchers at Allegheny General Hospital, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, the UPMC Health System, and the Windber Research Institute.
PTEI is committed to extending Undergraduate PTEI Internships/Postdoctoral Fellowship positions to students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in science, technology and engineering fields, including: African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander descent, and disabled individuals.
Support for up to 10 interns per summer are provided by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduate Award, entitled "Multicultural Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Structural Tissue Engineering (#EEC-0648781)."