The Research Mentoring Internship Program (RMI)

Match Opportunity: Lou and Leslie Grate are generously matching all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $200.


Support Undergraduate Research and Mentoring!
The Office of Diversity at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute offers the Research Mentoring Internship program (RMI) for outstanding undergraduate students* interested in pursuing research projects in areas relevant to genomics, including the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomics research. Students who participate in the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Research Mentoring Internship program can expect to gain a realistic picture of academic research careers based on actual experience in these roles. The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Research Mentoring Internship exposes undergraduate students to the nature and rigors of a research environment under the close supervision of faculty mentoring, thus enhancing preparation for and success in graduate school and beyond. This year, our goal is to raise funds to specifically support undocumented students to be a part of the RMI program since our current funding does not fund undocumented students. Supporting this goal means that you are continuing and expanding the resources and experiences we can offer to undocumented students that enrich their academic journeys and into the future.

We are focused on programs, services, and resources that support:
 
Advancing Equity and Inclusion
The RMI improves equity and access to careers in genomic science by contributing to the number of academically talented and underrepresented minority (URM) students who successfully complete degrees in genomic science. Our efforts are valuable in terms of social justice, and the students who graduate from our programs and enter careers in genomics constitute a valuable contribution to the American workforce, bringing skill, talent, and diverse perspectives to fields of knowledge that promise to dramatically benefit human health.


Providing Research Mentoring
RMI scholars receive hands-on experience performing wet-lab or computational research with UCSC scientists or engage in faculty-directed research into the Ethical, Legal, Social, and Legal (ELSI) impacts of genomic research. In addition to learning hands-on research skills, RMI scholars participate in professional development activities such as graduate school preparation, science communication skills, and diversity and inclusion activity. Workshops are supplemented with invited talks by experts in the field and professional networking opportunities. RMI scholars learn how to communicate their science by presenting poster presentations and attending scientific conferences.


Students’ Ability to participate in research
The RMI provides financial support in the form of scholarships for undergraduates and substantial fellowships for graduate students. Each member of RMI receives a generous scholarship of $3500 each quarter to help alleviate financial constraints and enable students to solely focus on their research. Sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute, the RMI awards support the NHGRI’s goal to increase the numbers and capabilities of minority scientists, science professionals, and ethicists.


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GIOD Page: https://ucscgenomics.soe.ucsc.edu/diversity/uc-santa-cruz-genomics-institutes-research-mentoring-internship-program/


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Lou and Leslie Grate are generously matching all The Research Mentoring Internship Program (RMI) donations, dollar for dollar, up to $200. The more you are able to give, the further your donation goes!
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Early Riser
The top two teams with the most new gifts made during the hours of 7am and 9am (PST) will be rewarded with additional challenge funds to their project. Generously sponsored by Professor John MacMillan, Interim Vice Chancellor of Research. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Project Donors
1 $1,000 Okinawa Memories Initiative 40
2 $500 Tech4Good 33
3 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 17
4 Friends of the Dickens Project 10
5 NCAA Cross Country Track & Field 9
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Kick Off
Start Giving Day off on the right foot. The top two teams with the highest number of gifts between 12am and 1am (PST) will receive additional challenge dollars awarded to their project. Generously sponsored by an anonymous donor and Meg Corman. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Project Donors
1 $1,000 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 30
2 $500 Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas de UCSC 17
3 Okinawa Memories Initiative 15
4 Triathlon Team - Triathletes on Bikes! 11
5 Tech4Good 10
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Mad Dash
*Surprise again!* Hurry to make your gifts and secure extra funds before others find out. The top two teams with the highest number of donors made between the hours of 6pm and 8pm will receive additional funds awarded to their project. Generously sponsored by an anonymous donor and Herbie Lee, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $1,000 Okinawa Memories Initiative 100
2 $500 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 74
3 City on a Hill Press 40
4 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 29
5 Matchbox Magazine 28
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Afternoon Surprise
*Surprise!* Rush in before others find out. The top two teams with the highest number of donors between 3pm and 4pm will receive challenge funds awarded to their projects. Funds were generously sponsored by Molly Sims, Executive Director of Individual Giving. First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $1,000 Rocket Team 49
2 $500 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 44
3 Okinawa Memories Initiative 31
4 Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 17
5 Slugbotics 15
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Final Frenzy
The top three teams with the highest number of donors will receive additional funds awarded to their projects. Generously sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Foundation. First place is $7,500. Second place is $2,500. Third place is $1,000.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $7,500 Physical & Biological Sciences 1,153
2 $2,500 All Giving Day Projects 1,062
3 $1,000 Athletics & Recreation 514
4 Humanities Division 444
5 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 382
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Late Night Rush
This is the finish line! Close out this Giving Day strong and help position your favorite team to win the last challenge of the day. The top two teams with the highest number of new gifts between the hours of 10pm and 11:59pm (PST) will receive additional funds awarded to their project. Generously sponsored by Byron and Etsuko Walker First place: $1,000. Second place: $500.
Rank Prize Projects Donors
1 $1,000 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 79
2 $500 Okinawa Memories Initiative 66
3 Formula Slug 20
4 Pilipino Cultural Celebration 17
5 Women in Physics and Astronomy (WiPA) 14
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Mid-Day Motivator
The top three teams with the highest number of gifts between the hours of 12pm and 2 pm (PST) will have challenge funds awarded to their projects. Generously sponsored by UCSC Foundation Trustee, Linda Peterson. First place is $2,500. Second place is $1,500. Third place is $1,000.
Rank Prize Project Donors
1 $2,500 STEM Diversity: Plant the Seed for Big Dreamers 74
2 $1,500 Adventure Rec Student Leadership and Development 62
3 $1,000 City on a Hill Press 55
4 Okinawa Memories Initiative 50
5 Tech4Good 38
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Rank State Gifts
1 CA 27
2 MA 2
3 MD 1
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