News Release 08-086-D
UCC hosts Q&A session Friday, February 6 On 10-week internships with UofO professors
News Release 08-086-D For more information:
Release date: 02/04/09 Bentley Gilbert
For immediate release (541) 440-7747
Winchester— A question and answer session for undergraduate students interested in summer research internships in chemistry, physics and geology will be held from noon until 1 p.m., Friday, February 6, in Science 11 on the Umpqua Community College campus.
UCORE, or Undergraduate Catalytic Outreach and Research Experiences, works to increase the number of people going into physical sciences, math, and engineering. UCORE’s focus is on recruiting physical science students. UCORE mission is to widen students' horizons as to the academic and career possibilities open to them in the fields of chemistry, geology and physics.
The UCORE program is open students (1) interested in studying physics, chemistry, geology or engineering, (2) who are planning to take classes at UCC next year (2009-10) and (3) are thinking about continuing on to a four-year college.
Students will earn $3,500, plus housing, for a 10-week summer internship on the University of Oregon campus conducting research in a chemistry, physics or geology laboratory guided by UofO professors and graduate students.
The Friday question and answer session at UCC will include at least four students from the University of Oregon in geology, chemistry, and physics classes with experience with the UCORE program, as well as university’s UCORE coordinator.
For more information, including interviews before the Friday event, and coverage during the Q&A session, please contact Bentley Gilbert, UCC community relations director at 541.440.4474.