LIHU’E — Alina Puig from Kapa‘a graduated July 29, from the 16th class of Helios Scholars at TGen, the flagship internship program at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), part of City of Hope.
Designed for incoming and continuing undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students, Helios Scholars at TGen offers a one-of-a-kind summer experience in biomedical research under the guidance of an experienced TGen mentor.
The 8-week program supports students from all backgrounds in their efforts to develop foundational skills by placing them alongside faculty and staff where they actively participate on a breadth of research and administrative projects.
Puig currently attends Arizona State University, Tempe.
Helios Scholars also participate in professional development programs in science communication, public speaking, and business etiquette. A daylong scientific symposium on July 29 capped off the summer, allowing students to celebrate their achievements, as well as compete for awards recognizing their project mastery and presentation skills.
Helios Scholars at TGen is a partnership between TGen and the Helios Education Foundation. Online applications open Dec. 12, for the summer 2023 program. For more information, visit tgen.org/interns.
Source: The Garden Island