BUILDing Scholars

Grand Allen

Program Director
Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering
Rice University

The Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) participates in the BUILDing SCHOLARS Undergraduate Scholarship (headquartered at The University of Texas at El Paso). This is a prestigious research-intensive training program, funded by the National Institutes of Health and reserved for students with a strong motivation to become researchers in biomedical, social, behavioral or health sciences or biomedical engineering. Areas of emphasis include: addiction, cancer, environmental health, health disparities, infectious diseases, neurodegenerative and chronic diseases and translational biomedicine.


In addition to coursework and research/mentoring activities at UTEP, participants will conduct summer research here at Rice University (one of 12 partner institutions). Applications for the Rice positions should be made through the University of Texas at El Paso BUILDing SCHOLARS site.

More information can be found at UTEP BUILDing SCHOLARS Undergraduate Scholarship.

For details regarding all BUILD summer interns and their research, please see 2017-2019 BUILD Research. More photos of this program, as well as additional IBB summer undergraduate programs, can be found in the links below.

2019 IBB Poster Symposium Awards
2019 Summer Undergrad Internship Gallery
2018 IBB Poster Symposium Awards
2018 Summer Undergrad Internship Gallery
2017 Summer Undergrad Internship Gallery

2016 Summer Undergrad Internship Gallery


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