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Bioscience district seeks STEM mentors

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March 26, 2019
Temple Daily Telegram | Janice Gibbs

The Temple Health and Bioscience District is sponsoring its seventh college summer intern program and is looking for mentors who are working in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The deadline to sign up to be a mentor is April 8.

An obligation of the mentor is to offer the student intern a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Each intern receives a stipend from the Bioscience District.

The Temple Health and Bioscience District Scholars Program attracts elite college students from around Central Texas who are interested in STEM fields.

Temple Health and Bioscience District is proud to have offered research opportunities that include the following: 3D printing; business/entrepreneurship; cardiology; hospital logistics; infectious disease; medical device technology; neurology; oncology; and psychology.

George Robinson, a Temple Bioscience Institute student from Troy, served a summer internship in 2018 with SiMMo3D and is now a part-time employee with the company.

Using 3D printing technology, SiMMo3D manufactures devices for training physicians and surgeons.

Robinson said he was introduced to the concept of entrepreneurship in science by SiMMo3D and plans to go to college and look at how he can use that knowledge in the field of physics.

“We are proud to sponsor these high caliber students through internships, and hope they return to Temple to continue the growth of biotechnology in our city,” said Tami Annable, executive director of the Temple Health and Bioscience District.

For information, contact Annable at tamia@templebioscience.org or call 254-935-3963.