Monthly Archives:: October 2012

HACU Internship Application Workshop

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Last weekendthe Association of Latino Employees, the PCC HSI Title V grantteams: eSTEM, DesignTech, TLC and United States Department of Agriculture Hispanic Serving Institution National Program (housed at Cal State San Bernardino) recently partnered to send a team of 16 PCC students, staff, faculty and administrators to the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Conference in Washington D.C.  Seven PCC students participated in the student conference track.  We are all full of ideas to implement at PCC to better meet the needs of students and the community.

While we were there we learned about fantastic internship opportunities for students and we convinced the HACU Washington D.C. representative to visit PCC to teach our students how to complete the internship application to increase the likelihood of being selected.

Over the past 20 years HACU has placed nearly 10,000 students from Hispanic Serving Institutions in federal/corporate internships and a couple thousand of these students have obtained full time employment within the federal government!

This Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 3-4 p.m. in the President’s Conference Room. Light Refreshments Provided.


Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University

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The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. The students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience.Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates this year are June 24 to August 23, 2013; Applications are due Feb. 15, 2013. Participants are paid a $4500 stipend, a travel allowance, and on-campus housing is provided. For more information, please visit our website:

If you have any questions, please contact Ashley Walter at or call 847-467-0470.


2013 CBST CCWinter Program

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The call for applications for the 2013 CBST CCWinter Program is NOW OPEN!

To visit site, click here…

Apply now for a two-week paid Winter Research Program at the NSF Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology and the College of Biological Sciences, UC Davis. This program is only open to community college students and it is sponsored by HHMI and NSF. The overall objective of the program is to provide community colleges students with a first hands-on research experience. Students from underserved and/or disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

WHO CAN APPLY: Northern CA community college students intending to transfer to UC Davis in the Fall 2012. Majors: Biochemical or Biomedical Engineering; Biology, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related.
DATES of the PROGRAM: January 7-11, 14-18 2012
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Oct. to Nov. 30, 2011
DEADLINE: Nov 30, 11:59 PM PST
STIPEND paid to the student: $600 (total)

You can see what past students have said about the program at:  <>

Numbers from last year’s cohort:

  • 23 students from 12 Community Colleges in Northern CA
  • 16 belonged to MESA
  • 11 participated in the 2012 Summer Internship (8-12 weeks). 3 received Best Presentation Awards
  • 14 transferred to the UC System in Fall 2011 (11 transferred to UC Davis)
  • 8 received travel awards to attend SACNAS and we are sponsoring their registration fee
  • 6 continue to participate in research during the academic year 2011-2012, sponsored by HHMI


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Over all the trip was a very good experience, not only for networking purposes but also for myself. As I have learned more about what I am capable of and what opportunities are out there for me. I will definitely use what has been given to me and never take an opportunity for granted.

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