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Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM) Course

The GEM Course is a four-week program integrating classroom learning with field sampling and laboratory protocols in microbial ecology to engage students in scientific analysis and learning.  Learn what bacteria are, how they work, and what they do at the University of Southern California, the Eastern Sierra Mountains and the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island. Our ideal candidate is early in their college career, scientifically curious, and a hard-working learner.


GEM 2011 (Close/USC)

CC-RISE Research Internship

The Community College Research Internship for Scientific Engagement (CC-RISE) is an eight-week, paid, non-residential, summer research internship program for community college students. Students gain firsthand exposure to the scientific process by working in a faculty-led research lab at the University of Southern California, the University of California at Santa Cruz or the Marine Biological Laboratory.  In addition to research, students participate in activities focusing on how to transition from a two-year college to a university and information on graduate school. At the end of the program, students present their results to an audience of peers and mentors.


CC-RISE Class of 2013 (Schroeder/USC)

NSF and Partner Institution Undergraduate Internships and Funding

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SACNAS Organization

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is an inclusive, interdisciplinary and grass-roots driven professional organization for anyone seeking a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field.  Through mentorship and scholarship, SACNAS networks students and established professionals to diversify STEM fields, medical fields and the social sciences.  C-DEBI fosters the mission of the University of Southern California SACNAS Chapter through support of activities and participation in the SACNAS National Conference.




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