January 15, 2021

GenOM ALVA Summer Research

GenOM ALVA Summer Research – For Current Seniors

Application Deadline:  TBA

Alliances for Learning and Vision for Underrepresented Americans (ALVA), is a program that targets underrepresented students in a variety of disciplines for summer internships. The GenOM ALVA program is for incoming freshmen who will be attending the University of Washington Seattle campus and are interested in science research, especially research in genetics and genomics.

This summer research program for incoming freshmen is a rare and wonderful opportunity for students to attain research experience at the University of Washington. Not only will this give you a head start in genomics studies, but you will also receive valuable research experience in an academic setting, where you will learn about the impact of this field in science and society.

During the first two weeks of this nine-week program, students participate in intensive lab and bioethics training. Through interactive learning, students learn pipette skills, DNA sequencing, biological processes, and a variety of other lab techniques as well as the fundamentals of bioethics. For the remainder of the program, students are paired with a mentor and conduct research. Students will also participate in a daily math course which extends the full length of the program, and a chemistry course that takes place during the last seven weeks of the program. The purpose of these courses is to prepare students for their future academic careers in the STEM fields. Every other weekend will be free for students to visit home should they choose to.

Through the program, students obtain the following benefits:

  • Having an undergraduate mentor
  • Gaining first-hand, quality experiences in laboratories of established researchers
  • Learning about the academic research setting
  • Connecting with other students who are interested in the same subjects
  • Establishing relationships that will be beneficial for your college experience
  • Networking with faculty on the cutting edge of genomics
  • Learning about the impact of this field on science and society
  • Receiving academic training in both math and the life sciences
  • Exploring the rapidly expanding field of genomics
  • Gaining confidence and academic exposure which will allow for a successful transition into college

The application for the Summer 2021 GenOM ALVA is available NOW until February 26th, 2021!

Please read the How To Apply page HERE and FAQ HERE before you fill out the application.

You will need your UW NET ID (created when you applied to UW Seattle) to gain access to the application.

If you have forgotton your UW Net ID, CLICK HERE.

You will also need two Letter of Recomendations. CLICK HERE to download the recomendation form.

To go directly to the application please CLICK HERE.