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Qualifications

Please visit the Summer Information sheet on the "Application and Information" page for more info.
 
There are two INBRE summer programs available, one for regional university students, and one for community college students. 
 
Regional University Students

1.  Students must have completed two years of undergraduate study and exhibit a record of high academic achievement in science coursework, including laboratories if applicable.   

2. Applicants with mathematics and computer science coursework who wish to pursue studies involving bioinformatics are also eligible and encouraged to apply.  
 
3.  Students who graduate in the spring semester preceding the summer term for the research experience are eligible to apply.  
 
4.  Students must provide documentation of eligibility to be employed in the United States.   This will include IRS form I9 and any required supporting documentation, IRS form W4, and an OUHSC vendor form.  Additional documentation may be required.

5.  Students are required to attend a Saturday orientation session in April 2015.
 
Students attending the following institutions are eligible:   
 
Northeastern State University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
University of Central Oklahoma
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Cameron University
Langston University
East Central University
Rogers State University
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Community College Students

 
1.  Applicants must have completed 30 credit hours of undergraduate study prior to the summer research experience.  
 
2.  A minimum enrollment of six credit hours is required during the spring semester prior to the summer research experience.
 
3.  A record of high academic achievement in science coursework is required, including laboratories if applicable.  
 
4.  Applicants with mathematics and computer science coursework who wish to pursue studies involving bioinformatics are also eligible and encouraged to apply.  
 
5.  Students who graduate in the spring semester prior to the summer research experience are eligible to apply.  
 
6.  Previous INBRE summer students are eligible to apply.

7.  Students must complete documentation of eligibility to be employed in the United States.  This will include IRS form I9 and any required supporting documentation, IRS form W4, and an OUHSC vendor form.  Additional documentation may be required.
 
8.  Students are required to attend an orientation meeting in April 2015.

Students attending the following colleges are eligible:
 
Oklahoma City Community College
Tulsa Community College
Comanche Nation College 
Redlands Community College

Selection of Students
 
At least twenty students will be selected for the summer research program for regional university undergraduates and at least fifteen students will be selected for the community college summer program.  These students will be selected on a competitive basis.
 
A student selection and mentor matching panel will select participants and match them with faculty mentors.  Every attempt is made to pair the participant with a mentor that shares a common area of research interest.  The student may indicate a lab or faculty member preference on the application form.  The faculty mentor can be located at any one of the INBRE institutions listed below.  Community college students may also be placed in a biotech industry lab.
 
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Oklahoma State University
University of Tulsa
University of Central Oklahoma
Northeastern Oklahoma State University
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Langston University
Cameron University
East Central University
Rogers State University
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Research Areas
 
Because the OK-INBRE program is funded by the National Institutes of Health, research projects submitted by mentors are biomedical in nature.  This includes the following disciplines, among others:

biochemistry
bioinformatics
cell biology
developmental biology
genetics
immunology
microbiology
molecular biology
neuroscience
pathology
pharmacology
physiology