DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Urban Barcode Research Program (UBRP)

CUNY City Tech, Brooklyn


Biodiversity and Systematics, Conservation Biology, Evolution, Genetics and Genomics, Bioinformatics


Overview

The Urban Barcode Research Program (UBRP) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is a science education initiative to engage high school students in studies of biodiversity in New York City (NYC). UBRP enables students to gain knowledge, confidence, and interest in science while studying the interaction between biodiversity and human activity. Students participate in three mandatory preparatory workshops then conduct independent research projects with mentorship from experts from NYC institutions. Courses are offered during winter and/or spring breaks, as well as in the summer.

Benefits:
Students from all boroughs can access scientists without a long commute
Develop own research question and then conduct a year-long authentic research project with a scientist from a high-level academic institution in NYC
Gain mentorship and support from scientists and DNALC staff
Earn a monetary stipend upon completion of research and program requirements ($500)
Attend special events at partnering institutions, such as the Rockefeller University and AMNH

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Eligibility Requirements


Students must reside in New York City


Students must be enrolled in grades 9-12 at a public or private high school in New York City


Students are required to complete two mandatory courses: Conservation Genetics and DNA Barcoding and Bioinformatics


After completion of the courses, students must submit an online application to be considered for the program


Courses are offered during winter and/or spring breaks, as well as in the summer


Application Requirements


Applicants complete an online form and write a paragraph explaining why they are interested in the program


Questions?

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