Undergraduate students and high school students (14-18 years old) interested in conducting research on expanding a collection of highly similar (potentially plagiarized or duplicate) publications or developing programming tools for the ethics of scientific publications are welcome to apply for our summer program in Dr. Skip Garner’s laboratory at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech.
Rising sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate students
who are familiar and competent with at least 3 of the following: Perl, C, Python, and web programming are invited to apply. Selected applicants will be expected to arrive at VBI ready to make progress programming and testing systems that will do text similarity for a variety of purposes and make the codes and results available on the web, similar to etblast (etblast.org).
High school students (14-18 years old)
who are familiar with and enjoy interacting with computers and the literature, or have some computer programming experience, or are interested in pursuing a college career in this field of study, are encouraged to apply to the program. You must be able to provide your own transportation to and from VBI, each morning, during this 7-week summer program. Participants will be able to enjoy the unique experience of working in a world-renowned research institute during the summer of 2010.
2010 Undergraduate Program promotional flier
2010 High School Program promotional flier
Undergraduate Program Dates: June 1- August 7
Undergraduate admission is closed.
High School Program Dates: June 21- August 7
High School admission is closed.
“The Ethics of Scientific Publications” 2010 summer program is funded by NIH award number RO1LM009758