Internships in Nanosystems Science, Engineering and Technology (INSET)
Demographics and Tracking, 2002 to 2007
The INSET internship program, hosted by the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at the
University of California, Santa Barbara, supports the academic advancement of community
college students. INSET's predecessor, the Community College Interns in Materials Research
program, was launched in 1993 as a collaboration between the Materials Research Laboratory
at UCSB and Santa Barbara City College to support research internships for students and
faculty. INSET has expanded participation to Allan Hancock, Ventura and Oxnard Colleges,
and other community colleges throughout California.
INSET participants gain first-hand experience in scientific investigation in a dynamic,
collaborative research environment. They are matched individually with UCSB faculty and
graduate student lab mentors who provide training and support for an 8-week internship.
Interns attend seminars on current research topics, academic and career development
workshops and weekly meetings where they develop their presentation skills.
Recruitment and Selection Demographics: The table below gives diversity demographics of
our applicants and interns for Summers 2002 through 2007. We have been quite successful at
both recruiting and
placing female and