INBRE Student Tips for Success

  • Check your email every day and respond within 24 hours.
  • Keep a laboratory notebook.
  • Dress appropriately for laboratory work.
  • Dress professionally during Kick-Off dinner, presentations, and conferences.
  • Be (early) on time for all scheduled laboratory times, seminars, etc.
  • Read the peer-reviewed, scientific literature in your field.
  • Engage with your lab mates, faculty preceptor(s), and other INBRE Fellows and ask questions.
  • Practice your “pitch” (i.e., learn how to quickly and clearly describe the motivation for your research, your hypothesis, experimental plan, and your results to a broad audience.
  • Start working on your poster early.
  • Develop and keep your professional network.
  • Develop professional and personal career goals (e.g., graduate or medical school, biomedical industries, etc.) – discuss with your preceptor or the INBRE team.

Creating Posters

The Craft of Scientific Posters: An excellent resource for creating scientific posters including design suggestions, poster examples, and PowerPoint templates.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

More information at

Winning FastPitch 2021 – Hannah Griffin, North Idaho College

Providence School of Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Scientists integrate science, medicine, and technology to help clinicians diagnose, monitor, and treat disease.

If you are interested, check out the Providence School of Medical Laboratory Science in Spokane, WA.

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