The STEM Trainee Program is not available for Academic Year 2020-21



The STEM Trainee program is a collaboration between Idaho INBRE and the Idaho STEM Action Center. The program offers research experiences to current Freshmen and Sophomores at Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, and the University of Idaho.

The program:

  • Freshman or Sophomore STEM Majors will be paid to do research in an academic laboratory at Boise State University, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, or the University of Idaho during the spring semester 2020.
    • Students will earn $15/hour for up to 10 hours/week for a maximum of $2250 for the semester.
    • Mentors will receive $750 for supplies for the semester.
    • Funding comes from the STEM Action Center and will be paid one time in February 2020.
  • Application is by Mentor nomination for students to work in the Mentor’s lab.
  • Nominated students must be Idaho residents who have graduated from an Idaho high school.
  • Students can be funded ONE time by this opportunity
  • Students and Mentors are encourage but not required to attend the Summer INBRE Research Conference in July, 2020. Poster presentations are not required.
  • Selections will be completed by December 2020.

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.

The application is available at

Boise State University

Tracy Yarnell,

Idaho State University

Dr. Jim Groome,

Lewis-Clark State College

Dr. Matt Johnston,

University of Idaho

Linda Liou,

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