Twenty Cannon Scholars (National Science Foundation S-STEM program) have been selected for summer 2018 internships through the College’s online grant application process. The internships are part of the STEM Undergraduate Research – Center for Analytics, Talent, and Success (UR-CATS). The majority of the interns are sponsored through the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (DE-INBRE) program at the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences – National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation – Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DE-EPSCoR), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Delaware Space Grant Consortium (NASA-DESGC).
In total, the internship stipends are approximately worth $125,000. UR-CATS will also launch an approximately 3-week (July 29-Aug 15) tuition-free residential Success in STEM (SIS) bridge program for incoming freshmen. The program is designed to bridge the writing, chemistry and mathematics curriculum gap between high school and college.
The Wesley College summer internship programs are made possible by grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences–NIGMS (P20GM103446) from the National Institutes of Health (DE-INBRE IDeA program), the NASA DE-Space Grant program (NASA NNX15AI19H) and a National Science Foundation (NSF) EPSCoR grant IIA EPS-1301765 (DE-EPSCoR program). Nineteen undergraduates also acknowledge tuition scholarship support from Wesley’s NSF S-STEM Cannon Scholar Program (NSF 1355554).