College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, signed an agreement to open the doors of Hopkins research laboratories to promising College of Notre Dame science students.
The Sister Alma McNicholas Women Scientists Program will offer up to three Notre Dame students the opportunity to become trainees in Hopkins’ laboratories in a year-long program. Students selected will work a maximum of 10 hours a week with a faculty mentor from Hopkins.
“This program will fund three of our best science students to train in the world famous laboratories at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, while benefiting from the small class size and excellent teaching at College of Notre Dame,” said Peter Hoffman, chair of the biology department at Notre Dame. “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the fine young scientists we teach and mentor.”
To qualify, participants must be full-time Women’s College students, with a major related to biomedical sciences and a GPA of 3.4 or higher. At least one of the three selected for the program must be a biology major.
The program is named after the late Sister Alma McNicholas, S.S.N.D., a biology faculty member.