SYIP Curriculum

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" All things (were) excellent and fantastic...

...l wish l can return here next year" (student comment)

SYIP students in lab

Berkeley campus at night

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...for all questions" related to the quality of the program (student comment)

Professor Richmond Sarpong with SYIP students

SYIP students

SYIP 2018 Members

SYIP 2018 Members at LBNL's Cyclotron Building

SYIP 2018 Members

SYIP 2018 Members

SYIP 2018 Members at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

SYIP 2018 Members

Campanile at night

Remote Coaching and Laboratory Internship

9-Month Remote Coaching
October through June

Students are selected for their demonstrated qualifications and maturity. Students are matched to a laboratory that fits their interests as well as the laboratory's needs and preferences. Each student will be paired with a mentor from the laboratory.  The mentor will communicate with the student once or twice per month remotely through email and/or live chat. The student and mentor will work together to determine the best method and frequency for communicating. The objective of the remote coaching will be to provide the student with continuous learning and provide an understanding and familiarity with the laboratory's research and more advanced scientific concepts in preparation for the 4-week Internship.

4-Week Internship
July to August

During the 4-week internship in the assigned faculty research group, the student will attend group meetings, research seminars, assist with data analysis and simple, non-hazardous procedures under the supervision of his/her mentor.  The student will get an in-depth view into concept development, methods design, decision making, scientific processes, and inner workings of world-renown laboratories that develop advanced technologies and solutions to society's issues.

Students who successfully complete the Remote Coaching and Internship may be provided reference letters from the dean of the College as well as from the mentors.

At the end of the program each student will provide a presentation as an opportunity to learn or refine their public speaking and presentation skills. The presentation is an opportunity for students to share their reflections about their scholarly and/or personal developments over the span of the program.

Here are some examples from former students:

Presentations by Shirley Deng and Bella Liu

SYIP presentation by Shirley Deng and Bella Liu

SYIP Lab introduction

SYIP 2018 Group Photo

SYIP 2018 Group Photo at LBNL's Cyclotron Building

SYIP 2018 Group Photo at Golden Gate Bridge