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Saturday
02/27/21

STEM for Everyone Event

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

STEM for Everyone: Stories and Examples from Students

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student involved in research or hands-on projects? Would you like to share your work with a broad audience and sharpen your communication skills? Submit your proposal to participate in STEM for Everyone

STEM for Everyone, presented by the UB Women in STEM Cooperative (WISC) and UB Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), invites students to record a 5-minute video presentation about an existing research project or a STEM topic. This event provides a platform for students to communicate the significance of their work to a general audience, an important skill for any STEM professional. Creativity is encouraged!

Participants will benefit from mentorship and constructive feedback from a communication coach as they are preparing their video, and will be eligible to win prizes based on final submissions!

Presentation proposals are due by March 5, 2021.

Final video submissions are due April 11, 2021.

To learn more about STEM for Everyone, and to submit a presentation proposal, visit buffalo.edu/wise/stemforeveryone.

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Saturday
02/13/21

Research Opportunity for Undergrad Psychology Students

Posted by Tim on February 13, 2021 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Job Opportunity, Research Information and Opportunities

As we begin the start of a new semester, here’s a quick update on the 2nd annual Western New York Undergraduate Psychology Conference. Abstract submissions are now open, and the submission deadline is March 15th, 2021. Students can opt to present either a 5-minute lightning talk or a 12-minute oral presentation. More details can be found on the conference website: http://ubwp.buffalo.edu/wnypsychologyconference As a reminder, the conference date is April 17th, 2021. Attached is an updated conference flyer.

Monday
02/01/21

Summer Undergrad Research and Rutgers U Flagship New Brunswick, NJ Campus

Posted by Tim on February 1, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates with a passion for research and interest in graduate study to apply for our nationally acclaimed RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience) at Rutgers program. We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, and first-generation college backgrounds.

RISE at Rutgers has A LOT to offer:

  • CUTTING-EDGE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH at a top 20 U.S. public university
  • PERSONALIZED MENTOR-MATCHING
  • EXCELLENT FUNDING: Stipend up to $6000 + housing + travel (for 10-week in-person program, if possible). Virtual or hybrid options may be necessary instead. Free optional GRE prep course (valued at $1300).
  • PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs in Cellular Bioengineering, Toxicology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Green Energy Technology, Biomedicine/Proteomics, Physics & Astronomy, Advanced Materials, and Environmental Sciences. RISE applicants can opt to be considered by partner REUs. One Application – Multiple Opportunities!
  • OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific & scholarly speaking and writing, GRE prep, grad school and career workshops, networking with industry & academic leaders…and more
  • ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate school
  • UNIVERSITY EXCELLENCE FELLOWSHIPS for top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school.
  • DIVERSE COMMUNITY: Rutgers is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities with DEI at the forefront of our new President’s vision.

APPLY NOW! Rolling admissions starts February 1, 2021.

Questions? rise@grad.rutgers.edu

Monday
01/25/21

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) Virtual Event April 16, 2021

Posted by Tim on January 25, 2021 in Academics, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) 2021

A Virtual Conference Hosted by SUNY Old Westbury

16 April 2021 

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of multidisciplinary activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Transfer, Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty.

Why SURC?

Original research and creative activity are widely recognized as high-impact educational experiences that positively affect undergraduate students’ completion rates, career prospects and readiness for graduate study. Most SUNY campuses encourage such research and creative activity throughout the curriculum, through independent study and capstone experiences and/or via internship placements, and invest in opportunities for students to present their work. This allows students to engage critical audiences in their learning processes and hone the professional communication skills necessary for higher-order scholarship and career success. Frequently those institutions do so by sending their students to professional conferences and events. While such participation allows students to develop further confidence and academic skills and to network beyond their campus by presenting their work to students and faculty who specialize in their research fields, this opportunity often comes at a steep cost of sending students to distant conferences.

SURC provides similar networking and academic enrichment opportunities for students throughout the SUNY system at lower costs and more convenient locales.  Due to COVID, this year’s SURC will be a ‘virtual’ conference.

By bringing together many hundreds of students and faculty from across the state to participate in the SURC, we will help realize the synergistic power of the SUNY system. Students will benefit from networking and academic enrichment opportunities and learn about transfer and graduate programs available across SUNY. Faculty will benefit from networking workshops on integrating student research into their pedagogy or building research and grant collaborations.

SURC is supported by the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, and the Research Foundation, as well as SUNY student and faculty governance organizations and, of course, the local host site.

All undergraduate students engaged in research/creative activity and their mentors across SUNY are invited to attend

For more information, visit https://sunycpd.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/surc21/info

Monday
01/11/21

2021 Summer Research on Chesapeake Bay Deadline February 19

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2021 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Deadline: February 19, 2021 Hello, My name is Mike Allen. I’m the director of the Maryland Sea Grant Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in marine and estuarine science. I am reaching out to thank you for writing a reference letter for your student’s application to our 2020 program. We value the input that you provide by helping to give us a broader perspective of the student.   I also want to let you know that we have opened up our application period for students interested in our program for summer 2021. If you know of a strong advanced undergraduate student who would benefit from a summer research experience on the Chesapeake Bay, I encourage you to share our information with that student. We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, toxicology, ecology and marine and environmental science. In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math.  You can find more information on our website (http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU) or download a flyer to share using this link (https://bit.ly/MD-REU-21). I’ve included some specifics about the summer program at the bottom of this email.  Again, thank you for taking the time to serve as a letter writer!  Yours sincerely,  Mike Allen 
Wednesday
12/23/20

2021 Summer Internship Program-Undergraduate Student Research Van Andel Institute (VAI) laboratories

Posted by Tim on December 23, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

2021 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2021  

INTERNSHIP DETAILS 

The Summer Internship Programs are designed to provide undergraduate college students opportunities to be mentored by professionals in their chosen research field, to become familiar with the use of state-of-the-art scientific equipment and technology, and to learn valuable interpersonal and presentation skills. The goal of these programs is to expose undergraduate college students to exciting advances in biomedical sciences that will help define their career paths.  

For the 2021 Summer Internship Programs, interns will have the opportunity to work in the areas of cell biology, epigenetics, metabolism and nutritional programming, neurodegenerative science and structural biology. For more information on Van Andel Institute (VAI) laboratories, please click here.  

We expect to support 25 – 30 undergraduate student summer internships in VAI research laboratories. Interns will be paired with a scientific investigator and/or their designee for an intense 10-week research experience. Interns will gain an understanding of the latest research methods, instruments, and testing procedures. They will learn how to design experiments and see how their test results can contribute to a larger research project. At the end of each internship program, interns will give an oral presentation or poster presentation about their experience to VAI research staff.  

Thank you to our sponsors and their generous gifts to support summer internship programs: 

·        Meijer Foundation 

·        Maas Family Foundation – Hope College 

·        Van Andel Institute Purple Community – Hope College 

·        Van Andel Institute Graduate School 

PROGRAM TIMELINE 

Summer interns are required to begin on one of two program start dates:  

·        Session I: May 10, 2021 – July 16, 2021  

·        Session II: June 7, 2021- August 13, 2021  

COVID-19 may affect on-site internships. Updates on undergraduate summer internship programs will be provided by the Research Advisory Committee, VAI COVID-19 Task Force and the Undergraduate & Internship Program Committee at: https://vaigs.vai.org/undergrad-research/program-details/  

INTERNSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA  

Undergraduate college students must have completed at least one year of higher education (equivalent to 24 credit hours), be enrolled in a science/research related degree program and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.  

Students who have graduated before the start date of the summer internship program (May 10, 2021) are ineligible. If you are currently enrolled as a high school student or in a Master’s degree program, you are ineligible to participate in the undergraduate research summer internship program.  

Van Andel Institute is an Employment Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We strongly encourage undergraduate student applicants from minority serving institutions including historically black colleges & universities, tribal colleges & universities and Hispanic serving institutions, as well as McNair Scholars. 

International students are eligible to apply if they meet the requirements for the program and are legally permitted to work and earn income in the United States. Van Andel Institute does not sponsor visas for interns. 

READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THE ONLINE APPLICATION  

An attachment (PDF file format) is required to support your online application:   

A cover letter, resume, and official transcript (or unofficial transcript) will need to be combined as a single PDF file and then uploaded as an attachment with your online application: 

·        A cover letter indicating why you would like to participate in this summer internship and your career goals; 

·        A resume, which includes your education, research experience, skills, volunteer experience, and publications (if any); 

·        Official (or unofficial) transcripts from your college or university. It is important to note you will be responsible for uploading your transcripts to your online application. Any transcripts received via email or from your institutions transcripts delivery service will not be accepted.  

Additional application materials required: 

·        Two (2) current letters of recommendation (due by February 5, 2021) to support your application. Ask professors, research mentors and/or supervisors to submit letters of recommendation, on institute letterhead, in PDF electronic format to undergrad@vai.edu or mailed to the following address:   

Undergraduate & Internship Program Committee (98001/VAIGS)  

Undergraduate Summer Internship Program  

 Van Andel Institute Graduate School / Van Andel Institute

 333 Bostwick Avenue NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2518  

HOW TO APPLY 

Before beginning the online employment application, combine your cover letter, resume and transcript as a single pdf file.  

COMPLETING THE ONLINE APPLICATION

1.     Click the ”APPLY” button to start VAI’s online employment application   

2.     Review and accept the application certification to continue with completing the online application 

3.     Complete the remainder of the online application including:   

                           i.          Contact information  

                          ii.          Using the “resume/CV document” feature, upload the single PDF file with your cover letter, resume and transcript after you enter your contact information 

                         iii.          Job preferences  

                        iv.          Work authorization status  

                          v.          Education  

                        vi.          Profile attachments – As long as you uploaded your cover letter, resume and transcript under the contact information section, you will not need to upload any additional documents under profile attachments section 

                       vii.          Resume/CV content – As long as you uploaded your cover letter, resume and transcript under the contact information section, you will not need to upload any additional documents under the resume/cv content section 

                      viii.          Pre-employment questions for undergraduate student applicants 

a.     There are 16 pre-employment questions in total.  

b.     All provided fields/sections must be completed accurately and thoroughly for consideration in the Undergraduate Research Student Summer Internship Program 

c.      Please make sure you have reviewed the VAI faculty profiles before answering pre-employment questions. Faculty profiles can be reviewed in alphabetical order by the Lead Investigator’s last name or by research area (or center) 

                        ix.          Voluntary-Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)  

                          x.          Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability  

                        xi.          Review Reasonable Accommodation Notice  

INTERVIEW & SELECTION PROCESS 

Complete applications will be reviewed by the Undergraduate & Internship Program Committee and VAI Faculty after February 15, 2021. Applicants selected for interviews are generally contacted by mid-March and employment offers are usually extended by mid-April. If additional summer opportunities become available after this time, your application may be reconsidered.  

Any inquiries regarding your student internship application should be made via e-mail to undergrad@vai.edu; inquiries will receive responses as information becomes available.  

All offers for student intern positions will be contingent upon the satisfactory results of a Background Investigation and Drug Screen.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

Assignments may involve the use of potentially hazardous chemicals, hazardous or radioactive materials, or may be in areas where such materials are used. Adherence to safety policies and procedures along with proper storage and disposal methods are required.  

SALARY 

Based on number of credits earned:

  • 30-50 Undergraduate $11.50/hr
  • 60-89 Undergraduate $12.00/hr
  • 90-119 Undergraduate $12.50/hr
  • 120+ Undergraduate $10.00/hr
Wednesday
07/22/20

UB Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) Research Opportunity

Posted by Tim on July 22, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities

Are you interested in child development? Parenting? Healthy eating? Obesity prevention? Gaining research experience?

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for detail-oriented and enthusiastic undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. These research experiences would be under the leadership of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, who conducts laboratory- and community-based studies in the area of children’s eating behavior and obesity prevention. More information about Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s work is available here: https://medicine.buffalo.edu/faculty/profile.html?ubit=safrasca, and more information about HABLAB is available at http://ubhablab.weebly.com.

This academic year, we have several online research opportunities including joining a behavioral coding team that codes data from video recorded tasks, such as parent-child interactions or a child frustration task in the laboratory. Coders become trained on an appropriate coding scheme and apply their new skills to contribute to the team’s work, coding videos each week and attending regular coding meetings for group discussion. In addition, we anticipate a restart of our in-person study activities at some point this academic year, in which case research assistants may have opportunities to help execute study protocols and interact with families and young children in the lab and/or in local restaurants. General responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, data entry and/or coding, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week, with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Summer 2021 positions may also become available. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects are possible.

The entire HABLAB team meets weekly for lab meetings (which are currently taking place via Zoom), in which various research related and professional development topics are discussed with our full team of faculty, staff, postdoctoral and graduate trainees, and undergraduate research assistants.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2020” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are currently interviewing candidates via Zoom and filling positions on a rolling basis.

Monday
06/29/20

UB Librarires Education Services Team Available to help with Research Needs

Posted by Tim on June 29, 2020 in Academics, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The UB Libraries Education Services Team is ready and willing to assist your students with any research needs or help they may need. While we will come into your classrooms to instruct students face-to-face, with the fall semester not looking like it has in previous semesters, we can reach out to your students and faculty in a number of different ways. We can arrange for asynchronous or synchronous instruction via zoom or other applicable technology, create specific guides for specific courses that faculty and students can access at any time, provide links to online research roadmaps, and point them towards a multitude of other resources to guide their studies.

To learn more about our team, please visit: https://library.buffalo.edu/educational

Sunday
04/26/20

SUNY Research Matters Webinar Series

Posted by Tim on April 26, 2020 in Academic Presentations, Research Information and Opportunities, Workshops

The SUNY Office of Research and Economic Development is excited to announce the launch of Research Matters, a webinar series designed to increase knowledge and enhance the skills of faculty and students seeking funding for their research. Each month, speakers from broad areas of interest will discuss their research programs and funding opportunities, and participate in interactive Q&A sessions.   

Upcoming Webinars

Friday
03/27/20

Chicago Summer Fellowship Application Now Open

Posted by Tim on March 27, 2020 in Academics, Fellowships, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Hello,

We hope you all are doing well and staying healthy! 

We are currently recruiting college undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates for our 2020 Chicago Summer Fellowship Cohort. In order to help build another fantastic cohort for this summer, I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this information on to anyone in your professional and personal networks who may be interested in applying. The general Fellowship description can be found here, and anyone can find more information on our website here: http://newsector.org/summer/.
Students can submit their applications online here: https://www.tfaforms.com/345303

As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Sincerely, Janelle Romero
Program Director
New Sector Alliance, Inc.
(773)615-4767
jromero@newsector.org