Are you interested in Indigenous Studies and the Aleutian Islands of Alaska? Do you think it would be exciting and fun to live outside on a remote Aleutian Island for a month? If yes then this may be the summer research opportunity for you.
Our NSF-funded research team is seeking up to 2 students to join us for a mid-May – June 2022 archaeological field season on Agattu Island, Alaska. The work will be archaeological but no experience is necessary, we will train you. This position may be of particular interest to students of Indigenous heritage.
CSTEP & Summer Research Program Info Session for Honors Students – Thursday February 17th at 5pm – Zoom
CSTEP was originally going to be part of the workshop with LSAMP and McNair but a scheduling conflict prevented that. Therefore, they will be hosting a zoom info session at 5pm on that Thursday. Come learn about the opportunities that CSTEP offers and how it can benefit you! They are also accepting applicants for their paid summer program. RSVP before Wednesday, February 16 at: https://www.tinyurl.com/CSTEPSession
The NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students and supports active research participation by undergraduates in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects. This type of summer experience is important if you plan to pursue graduate studies. It can greatly strengthen your resume.
Each student accepted in an REU program is associated with a specific research project, where they work closely with faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends to cover living expenses and, in many cases, are provided assistance with housing and travel. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
By using NSF’s web page, Search for an REU Site, you can find opportunities across the U.S., in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you can search by keywords to identify sites by a particular research topic or with certain features, such as a particular location.
For information and application materials, contact the individual funded sites. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.
If you are interested in applying to an active REU site within SUNY, please review the information and links below. We’ve included an REU site from NY Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center as well.
NSF-DoD REU Site: Advanced Technologies for Hypersonic, Propulsive, Energetic, and Reusable Platforms (HYPER) at the University of Central Florida (UCF).
HYPER addresses challenges in aerospace travel and energy production, advancing the fundamental knowledge needed to overcome technical barriers limiting hypersonic flight. The 10-week program will be held this summer from May 22nd – July 30th, 2022. Participants will gain hands-on research training in challenges such as: utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques for high-value components, integrating in-site monitoring of stress-strain evolution, developing novel methods for improved internal cooling and heat transfer effectiveness, and mitigating flutter through advanced rotor dynamic control. Many of these challenges rely on approaches that cut across disciplines and research techniques.
We are actively recruiting a diverse group of participants. These students will:
• Conduct hands-on research guided directly by a faculty mentor and their graduate student(s)
• Interact with a diverse multidisciplinary team of researchers
• Visit the NASA Kennedy Space Center and various aerospace companies
• Participate in professional development workshops
• Gain in-depth training on numerical simulation software ANSYS
• Prepare for graduate school and a research-based career
Each HYPER REU participant will receive a summer stipend of $5,000, on-campus housing, and a travel allowance to and from Orlando, Florida. To learn more about the program, please visit our website at cater.cecs.ucf.edu/hyper/ or view the HYPER REU flyer.
The organizers of the program are Drs. Ali P. Gordon and Jeffrey L. Kauffman (firstname.lastname@example.org). I hope that you will let us know if you have any questions about the HYPER REU program or the University of Central Florida.
Save The Date: July 21-22, 2022 It’s time to mark your calendar and start making plans to join the University at Buffalo for our 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference! This year’s virtual conference will be held July 21-22, 2022. We’re working hard to plan an experience that will inspire students interested in demonstrating their knowledge and talents to an audience drawn from all over the nation. Stay tuned for updates and registration information in the new year!
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Date July 21-22, 2022 Location This year’s conference will be held virtually on the Whova platform. Who should attend? All undergraduate student researchers are welcome, including (but not limited to) those from McNair, SSS, LSAMP and CSTEP. This conference is an excellent opportunity to: • Present faculty-supervised research. • Foster conversation around shared interests. • Network with your peers and current graduate students from your field of study. Registration • An email announcement will be sent in spring 2022 once registration is open. • Call for presenters will be announced in March. We can’t wait to welcome you to the conference next summer!
The King Center’s Predoctoral Research Fellows Program is a full-time, two-year postbaccalaureate program designed to prepare individuals for careers in academic research focused on issues related to global development. This multidisciplinary program operates in partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Fellows are appointed as non-matriculated graduate students and are expected to fully engage in the intellectual life at Stanford University. Fellows will work with King Center Faculty Affiliates on research projects and can take courses at Stanford University for credit. The fellowship offers tuition, health insurance, and a living stipend.
The King Center’s Predoctoral Research Fellows Program particularly encourages applications from students from low- and middle-income countries, as well as from others whose backgrounds and experience would contribute to the diversity (broadly defined) of the program. The King Center is committed to creating inclusive research environments and to fostering the growth of the next generation of researchers in global development. We are a proud participant in Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC).
How to apply
We are currently accepting applications for the Predoctoral Research Fellows Program. The deadline to submit your application and supplemental materials for the program is January 31, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and decisions will be announced in March 2022. Predocs are expected to start in July 2022.
In your application, you will be asked to provide the following:
Application form, including short answer questions on your interest in the program and specific King Center thematic areas, your familiarity with programming languages (Stata, R, Python, Matlab, etc.), your prior experience as a research assistant and with independent research (e.g., a senior thesis), and other relevant information.
CV – Include all relevant education, research experience, work experience and skills.
Undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate transcripts – You may submit an unofficial copy.
Optional writing sample – A paper (or excerpt) that displays your writing and analytic skills and capacity to execute independent research. A senior thesis, Master’s thesis, or a term paper are all fine choices. Any length is acceptable.
The contact information for two faculty members or others who can attest to your relevant skills and experience. Your recommenders will be asked to upload letters of recommendation through our application portal.
Interested applicants should have
Completed an undergraduate degree (bachelors or foreign equivalent);
A strong quantitative background and interest in learning cutting-edge research methods;
A demonstrated interest in issues around global development and poverty alleviation;
Creative and independent problem-solving skills;
An interest in pursuing a PhD in a field related to global development.
If you still have questions about the Predoctoral Research Fellows Program after reviewing the FAQ, please contact Corinne Thomas, Program Manager, email@example.com. We will strive to respond to all queries within one business week.
Taking advantage of these select opportunities can provide career building experience and develop important professional relationships. A SUNY student, who was awarded an internship, will share their experience.
Interns will work with experts in the fields of electrical and computer engineering, computer science, mathematics and physics, and will complete challenging technical projects applying their theoretical knowledge to real-life problems.
Fellowships and Scholarships Roundup: STEM Edition
Undergraduate Opportunities Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship What: Students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Who: Sophomores and juniors planning to pursue a PhD in STEM, have research experience, and a 3.8 or higher GPA. Students must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident. Deadline: November Learn more about the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship What: This scholarship is for students who intend to become leaders in any field related to the environment, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice and economics. The foundation particularly seeks to support future Native American and Alaskan Native leaders. Who: Full-time sophomore or junior with at least a 3.0 GPA and is involved in an area of study related to the Udall Scholarship. Deadline: December Learn more about the Morris K. Udall Scholarship.
Open to Undergraduates and Graduates National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (NSF GRFP) What: Funding for students pursuing graduate degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, behavioral and social sciences. There are various award types available, see program website for all availabilities. Who: Graduating seniors or students in their first or second year of graduate school. Applicants must also have a high GPA and past research experience. Deadline: October Learn more about NSF GRFP.
Graduate Opportunities National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31—Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowships What: Provides predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas, with the intent of leading to a research doctoral degree (PhD). This award is also intended to promote diversity in the health-related research workforce. Who: Students must be enrolled in a research doctoral degree program and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Deadline: Various Learn more about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31—Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowships