USDA STEP2 Program

UTRGV USDA-STEP2 Program

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Students will enter the laboratories and be given initial training in lab safety, basic laboratory techniques and in the operation of several common pieces of lab equipment. Subsequently the students will be assigned a specific research project to work on for the research component of their program participation. Program participants will be mentored by either the PI of the lab and/or senior undergraduate/graduate students in the lab.  As a complement to their laboratory studies, students will engage in several cohort activities designed to bond them together with a common program experience.