Columbia, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – Finding a summer job for some South Carolina students has become a once in a lifetime opportunity.
57 rising seniors at the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics along with selected other students from across the state are spending six weeks working alongside professional scientists in research and development labs across South Carolina.
The Summer Program for Research Interns is a hands-on educational opportunity.
"Our students have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of what science is and how important scientific discovery is to our state and its economy," GSSM Vice President of outreach and research Randy La Cross said.
About 70 students will spend six weeks in corporate research and development labs and research universities and hospital cancer centers across the state under the direct supervision of scientists.
During the internship students conduct college graduate level research in fields in which they have a specific interest in such as cancer research, biomedical experiments or computer science.