SRI & SRE
Packard funds allow students the opportunity to be part of the Summer Research Institute (SRI) or Summer Research Experience (SRE). The SRI and SRE are 8 week summer research intership programs. The SRI program trains first generation under represented students in the Biomedical majors how to perform lab work and succesfuly gain positions in faculty labs. Students participating in the SRE program work with UCSC's faculty in their labs to gain valuable lab experince, while being introduced to the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory research.
During the program, many workshops and fieldtrips are included into the summer institute in order to better prepare the students for their research experiences they will have in the Fall, but to also prepare them for when graduate school approaches.