The PINC mentors are graduate students in the computer science department who meet weekly with small groups of PINC students. At the end of the semester, Dr Kaz Okada treated the mentors and Dr Pleuni Pennings to a lunch.
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.
Applications are due April 21st.
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:
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Prof. Ilmi Yoon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Pleuni Pennings (email@example.com).
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
Several PINC students and mentors and PINC PI Ilmi Yoon visited the Women in Engineering conference at San Jose State University this week.
One of our students (Kimmie Richardson-Kubitsky-Tsui) wrote that “It was very inspiring to listen to fellow women speak about their triumphs as they’ve navigated their personal and often challenging paths to success.”
The deadline for applying to the PINC program for the spring of 2017 is extended until December 21st.
- Students who cannot commit to the entire program are welcome to apply!
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.
- A two year program consisting of 15 units of computer science coursework that will expose students to computing topics such as: web design, mobile app development, data structures, and algorithms.
- Students take courses with other biology students and courses are uniquely tailored to the PINC Program.
- In addition, students are mentored weekly in small groups headed by Computer Science graduate students.
- Students earn an Emphasis in Computer Science after successful completion of the curriculum.
- NO prior computer science background needed!
- Students receive a laptop and Android phone on loan for the duration of the program.
You can apply here: Wufoo Application Site.
If you have any questions, please reach out to one of us.
Join us this Saturday, December 3 at Junipero Serra Clubhouse & Playground for the PINC program’s first social gathering!
We will be celebrating the achievements of our first cohort (Fall 2016) and look forward to meeting the family, friends, and significant others that have supported our students on their educational journey. In addition, the PINC professors, chairs of the Biology and the Computer Science department, and guests from academia and industry will be in attendance. Prospective PINC students are encouraged and invited to attend to learn more about our program.
Food and refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert! There is a playground for children and indoor/outdoor seating. Street parking is available on Denslowe and Stonecrest Drive.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. All are welcome!
PINC 1st Social Gathering
Time: Saturday, December 3 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Junipero Serra Playground and Clubhouse
300 Stonecrest Drive San Francisco, CA 94132