Following are local, special STEM programs available for students:
Mass. Society for Medical Research Student Competition
MSMR's 24th Annual Student Competition - "That's News!" - opens for submissions on January 5, 2015.
The Competition is for middle school and high school students throughout New England. Winning students and their parents and teachers are invited to receive their recognitions and awards at the MSMR Annual Meeting (June 26, 2015).
There are cash, book and certificate awards for the students who most compellingly explain a recent biomedical research breakthrough using an essay, poster or webpage of their own creation.
Students may be in any educational setting: public, private, parochial or home-school, anywhere in New England. The life sciences breakthrough must have been announced in 2013 or 2014. The students' task is to understand the breakthrough and report it in a clear and engaging way as if to a group of their own peers - high school science students. Teachers of winning students receive classroom grants.
Middle school students (Level I) and high school students (Level II) are judged separately. Details of the submission process and entry requirements are on line, here.
The deadline for submissions is May 9, 2015.
Please spread the word to your friends and colleagues.
Mass Life Sciences Center Launches 2014-15 Internship Challenge!
Their year-round internship program has been renewed for a sixth year! The Internship Challenge is a workforce development program focused on enhancing the talent pipeline for life sciences companies in Massachusetts. The program will offer paid internships for over 400 college students and recent graduates who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. Host companies will commit to providing a dedicated mentor and meaningful internship opportunity that relates to the academic focus of eligible students.
Studies have shown the value and necessity of providing students with internships, and we hope that this opportunity to explore a career path will enhance the students' academic training. Previous years of the Internship Challenge have been an extraordinary success. The MLSC has placed over 1,400 interns at more than 370 different companies across Massachusetts
We accept applications from eligible students via our website (link below) year-round. Companies that register with us to host interns are granted access to review applications and are instructed to contact students directly for interviews. The MLSC is offering to reimburse companies (with 100 or fewer employees in MA) for intern stipends of up to $7,200 for students selected through the program. Any student enrolled in a Massachusetts college or university is eligible to apply, provided that they meet the following eligibility requirements:
• 2-year/Community College/Certificate students must be enrolled in an Associate's Degree or Certificate program or have completed one within the past year.
• 4-year college or university students must have or will complete(d) at least their sophomore year the semester before the internship, or have graduated within the past year.
• Graduate students must be enrolled in a Master's Degree program or have received their Master's Degree within the past year. Ph.D. and M.D. candidates are not eligible.