Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STREAMS)

Program Activities

STREAMS participantsConduct Research with a Faculty Mentor

As a STREAMS participant, you will be involved in hands-on research in a state-of-the-art biomedical laboratory with a faculty mentor matched to your academic background and areas of interest. You will work under the supervision of the mentor as a member of the lab team to conduct an individualized research project and present the results at the annual STREAMS Poster Symposium.

Attend Faculty Seminars and Lectures and Participate in a Journal Club

While you are a STREAMS participant, you will spend a majority of your time doing lab research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. You also will gain valuable experience reading papers from the primary literature, presenting scientific talks and exploring the social and ethical implications of scientific research.

Tour Procter & Gamble Research Facilities

Two student scholars each from the 2005 and the 2006 STREAMS programs were selected to participate in the annual Procter & Gamble Undergraduate Research and Development Colloquium. This is a two-and-a-half day colloquium intended for undergraduate students who are interested in learning about research and development in the health and beauty care industry. Forty students in all are selected to attend “lectures on the application of cutting edge science to R&D, case studies on drug and product development, and demonstrations of key R&D technologies, showcasing the development of pharmaceutical and other health and beauty care products.” Students also receive information on successful career management, including instruction on job hunting and interviewing. All expenses, including accommodations, meals and travel expenses, are paid by Procter & Gamble.

Last edited on 02/24/2015.