PINC summer program

Apply for our summer program!

•Learn computer programming 

•Experience research lab life 

•Practice reading scientific papers 

•Perform a mini research project

Applications due 21 April

Drs Rori Rohlfs and Pleuni Pennings are running a summer-research-coding program this summer. 

We do research on different topics related to genetics, evolution and HIV. There are undergraduate and graduate students in our labs who do research projects by themselves or in teams. Most of this work is on a voluntary basis. Sometimes it is possible to get SFSU credits for doing research. 

If you are unsure whether you can afford to do this because you need to work, please apply anyways, and we’ll try to find a way to support you! 

If you are interested to be part of a lab for the summer or the academic year, please let us know by filling out this form.   

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjSVuNjgJ0Jc9pZkbDMYUDkpspzUWMJVqG8aXaqaGUJaJQFw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Applications are due April 21st. 

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Applications for Fall 2017 PINC Cohort Now Open!

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PINC (Promoting Inclusivity In Computing) is a unique educational opportunity at San Francisco State University designed to lower the barriers that biology students experience in learning computer science skills. No prior computer science experience is needed to join, and all classes in the series are taken with fellow biology students. Students are also supported by faculty mentors and weekly tutoring by CS graduate students. Completion of the five courses (15 units total) in the PINC curriculum allows students to earn an “Emphasis in Computer Science”.

The PINC Curriculum (15 units):

CSc 306 – Computing for Biologists
CSc 220 – Data Structures and Algorithms
CSc 307 – Web and Databases for Biologists
CSc 690 – Two special topic courses, lectures & independent research project

We are looking for motivated students to apply and join our Fall 2017 cohort! The application, due APRIL 28, 2017 is available at the link below:

PINC Fall 2017 Cohort Application

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Prof. Ilmi Yoon (ilmi@sfsu.edu) or Prof. Pleuni Pennings (pennings@sfsu.edu).

PINC Program-Wide Meeting On April 20

On Thursday, April 20, PINC will be having a program-wide meeting for faculty, CS graduate student mentors, and students from the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 cohorts. It will be held at LIB 121 from 2:30-4:30 pm.  We will be discussing the PINC program’s plans for the next year and the content and structure of the CSc 690 research course. Refreshments will be provided!

PINC Program-Wide Meeting

When: Thursday April 20, 2017 from 2:30-4:30 PM
Where: LIB 121