Each year as part of the PUMAS (Promoting Underrepresented Minority Advancement in the Sciences) internship program, Gladstone Institutes welcomes a new cohort of ambitious students from community colleges to discover what it’s like to work in a scientific lab and foster their passion for scientific discovery.
In 2023, Gladstone hosted 11 interns, each of whom were paired with mentors in various labs and worked on a dedicated research project. At the end of the program, interns presented their research to Gladstone’s community at a poster session. Interns not only mastered lab protocols, but also honed their communication and other professional skills over the course of the summer.
Check out photos from the internship and celebrate these bright minds in science.
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