FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2020
Temple Health and Bioscience District 2020 Scholars Program Internship Applications Now Open
Seeking STEM-Driven College Students and Mentors
TEMPLE, TEXAS – Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD), Temple, Texas’ own not-for-profit, city-supported bioscience incubator, invites ambitious college students with a passion for STEM (science, engineering, technology, and math) field studies to apply for the 2020 THBD Scholars Program in Temple, Texas taking place June 1 to July 31, 2020. Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2020. Internships range from 20 to 40 hours per week with paid scholarships available to qualified participants. Here is the link to apply: templebioscience.org/internship/#THBDScholars.
The THBD Scholars Program attracts qualified college students from across the state to be paired by program leaders with local businesses and researchers for mentorship and training. Internship opportunities will include hands-on experience in medical fields including cancer and infectious disease research, 3D printing, entrepreneurship, public health, medical device technology and more.
“The most powerful way to make a positive impact on our community and the future of the growing biotech corridor across central Texas is to educate the bright students of our future,” said Tami Annable, Executive Director of Temple Health & Bioscience District. “We are fortunate to have ample resources in science, health, engineering, and technology industries right here in Temple, Texas. Program mentors in top leadership positions eagerly await a bright list of candidates for this year’s THBD Scholars Program. We encourage students to apply now and look forward to all of the exciting opportunities this year brings.”
THBD is proud to offer research and experiential opportunities in the following areas:
- 3D Printing
- Business / Entrepreneurship
- Hospital Logistics
- Infectious Disease
- Medical Device Technology
- Public Health Services
Local mentors and top health, science and technology organizations join THBD to provide real-world experience for the THBD Scholars Program. 2019 mentors included Bonnie Morehead, M.D. from the Texas Department of State Health Services; Scot Andrews, Impac Systems; Ryan Quinn, SiMMo3D; David Dostal, Ph.D., Matt McMillin, Ph.D., and Sharon DeMorrow, Ph.D., Dell Medical School and the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (VA); Chetan Jinadatha, M.D., Central Texas VA.
The 2019 Scholars Program sponsored eight college students from universities across Texas, including the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas at Dallas, and Texas A&M University.
HOW TO APPLY:
Students must be available to participate for the full duration of the internship program from June 1 to July 31, 2020. Online applications must be filled by February 15, 2020 for the summer 2020 internship program. Students will be notified of acceptance on March 15, 2020.
Students will receive a $2,000 paid stipend with housing available (cost deducted from stipend), hands-on experience with local STEM professionals, and a public poster session and dinner to showcase their work at the close of the program. (See 2019 poster session photos here.)
The THBD Scholars Program was formed by the Central Texas Scientific Advocacy Group, an organization co-founded in September 2018 by Tami Annable, THBD Executive Director; David Sprague, M.D.; Colin Dodson and Ryan Quinn, THBD tenants and co-founders of SiMMo3D; and with the support of the THBD Board of Directors.
Located in the growing biotech corridor of Temple, Texas, THBD currently houses six tenants with additional occupancy available. THBD is funded by citizens of Temple and is the first such district to be created in Texas, with the primary goal of supporting local economic development. Its 5,000-sq. ft. laboratory and office facility provide equipment for prototyping, testing, 3D printing and cell research. In addition to office and laboratory space, THBD provides networking opportunities with local area collaborators: Baylor Scott and White hospital system, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Texas A&M’s AgriLife Research Center, Texas A&M Health Science Center (medical school), and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
THBD, the only not-for-profit incubator of its kind in Texas, offers startups in the biotech and life science industries a comprehensive lab and office facility with state-of the-art equipment, startup resources and mentoring. The district offers the internship program as part of its mission to grow 21st century jobs by fostering bioscience education, research and healthcare in central Texas.
High-resolution images available: 2019 Scholars Program
ABOUT TEMPLE HEALTH & BIOSCIENCE DISTRICT
The Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD) was created as a result of legislation passed by the State of Texas in 2003 and approved by Temple voters to establish the facility in 2009. The THBD Office and Laboratory Facility provides premier office and lab space for early-stage biotech companies that are taking health-related products from conception to manufacturing. Temple’s Health and Bioscience District is governed by a seven-member board. The board members are elected by the citizens of Temple and serve staggered three-year terms. The operational activities of the District are led by an Executive Director who is appointed by the board. To learn more, visit: TempleBioScience.org. Join the conversation on Twitter @TempleHBD, Instagram @TempleHBD and on Facebook.com/TempleHBD.