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Tuesday
01/07/20

Vanderbilt University NSF REU in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Posted by Tim on January 7, 2020 in Academics, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Summer Research

Vanderbilt University  
NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program 
in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

I am reaching out to inform you that we are now accepting applications for the summer 2020 NSF REU program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at Vanderbilt University. The application deadline is February 15th.  The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.

Please visit: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vinse/reu for more information or to apply.

The VINSE REU has a record of success, 76% of former VINSE NSF REU students attend graduate school and have received several awards and honors including:

  • 17 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (another 7 received honorable mentions)
  • 6 Goldwater Fellowships
  • 3 SMART Fellowships
  • 1 Gates Cambridge Fellowship
  • 1 NASA Graduate Fellowship
  • 3 NIH Awards: 1 Graduate Fellowship, 1 Postbac ITRA, 1 Oxford-Cambridge Scholar
  • >40% of former REU students have (or are expected to) co-author a journal publication
  • More than half of our former REU students have given a presentation outside the REU program including 26 at National Conferences funded by the REU site

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Seminars, workshops, and field trips
  • Group social activities and banquet
  • Optional outreach opportunities to high school students

ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

AWARD

  • $5,000 stipend
  • $500 travel allowance
  • Room and board
Friday
12/20/19

Deadline Near for Several Undergraduate Fellowships, Grants and Research Opportunities

Posted by Tim on December 20, 2019 in Community Announcements, Fellowships, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Scholarship Opportunities, Stress Relief, Summer Research

DOE Scholars Program, Dept of Energy; app deadline Jan 3, 2020

History of Diversity in the Physical Sciences Intern, American Institute of Physics (for physics undergraduates), app deadline Jan 15, 2020

REU in Increasing Statistical Preparation in Research Education for Underrepresented Undergraduates, Spelman College; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

REU, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington; app deadline Jan 15, 2020

Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, Apr 3-4, 2020; abstract deadline Jan 24, 2020


REU in Evolutionary Science, University of Iowa; app deadline Feb 1, 2020

REU, SETI Institute (for students interested in astronomy, astrobiology, or planetary science); app deadline Feb 1, 2020

REU in Raptor Research, Boise State University; app deadline Feb 3, 2020

Summer Student Fellowships, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (for rising fourth-year students interested in ocean sciences, oceanographic engineering, mathematics, or marine policy); app deadline Feb 5, 2020

Analytic Studies Internships, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (for students in art history, anthropology, archaeology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, ecology, earth sciences, chemical and materials science engineering, museum studies, or paleontology); app dline Feb 10, 2020

History and Heritage Internship, Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life; app dline Feb 10, 2020

REU in Materials Research Science and Engineering, Northwestern University; app deadline Feb 14, 2020

Seventh Annual Environmental Science and Design Symposium, Kent State University; app deadline Feb 15, 2020

Travel grant to attend 2020 International Conference on Arabidopsis Research in Seattle (for underrepresented students in plant sciences); app deadline Feb 29, 2020

Friday
11/22/19

HABLAB Research Studies during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Community Announcements, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall 2020. 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.

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with materials preparation, entering data, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in laboratory and/or community studies. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 135 hours of research over the semester (equates to about 10 hours per week), with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants. For students who spend multiple semesters on the team, independent research projects, conference presentations, and/or thesis projects are possible.

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 filling positions for Spring and Summer on a rolling basis.

Friday
11/22/19

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes – Freshmen and Sophomores with 3.7+ GPA

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Scholarship Opportunities, Student experience, Study Abroad, Summer Courses, Summer Research

If you are a freshman or sophomore and are interested in possibly winning a grant to study abroad in the UK this summer, read on!

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three or four week programs for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university.

There are four summer institutes this year: 

  1. Glasgow (Technology, Innovation and Creativity)
  2. Bristol (exploring the intersection of arts, activism and social justice) 
  3. Belfast (understanding Ireland from a Northern Irish perspective)
  4. Aberystwyth (contemporary issues in Identity and Nationhood, through the lens of Wales)

The Institute costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and its partner institutions include:

·         Return US-UK airfare

·         Tuition and fees at the host institution

·         Accommodation

·         In some cases, a small daily allowance for meals

To be eligible, students must*:

·         Be a US citizen and possess a US passport

·         Have had little or no study/travel outside of the US or North America

·         Have a minimum GPA of 3.7

·         Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

·         Be able to participate in the program in its entirety

·         Have at least two years of undergraduate study remaining after the Institute finishes

The deadline is February 11th, so this is something you’re interested in, you’ll want to start working on now. If you are interested in applying, drop me an email. 

See fuller descriptions of the programs here: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes

Friday
11/08/19

University of Tennessee Summer Undergraduate Research Education Experiences in the Environmental Health Sciences

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

The University of Tennessee Summer Undergraduate Research Education Experiences in the Environmental Health Sciences provides students an opportunity to explore their interests in the environmental health-related aspects of biology, microbiology, and the biomedical sciences through hands-on summer research opportunities. Students will uniquely experience the breadth and depth of research that occurs at a major research institution. 

Program Description
The University of Tennessee’s Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, and Office of Undergraduate Research have partnered to provide a ten-week summer research education experience program designed to immerse and challenge undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering, mathematical, and medical science (STEMM) disciplines. Students will be placed into faculty mentor labs for rigorous hands-on independent research with complementary training in experimental design, ethics, statistical analysis, laboratory management, entrepreneurship, and science communication.

Program Highlights
• 10-week research experience in the lab of a University of Tennessee faculty member
• Weekly seminar series on current research topics
• Special seminars on applying to and surviving in graduate school
• Professional development in science communication
• Social trips and other fun activities

Summer 2020 Program Details
• Dates: May 26th to August 1st, 2020
• Stipend: $3,700 plus housing and travel to and from Knoxville, Tennessee
• Additional information and an online application are available at: http://ugradresearchexp.utk.edu/

Program Eligibility
Undergraduate students majoring in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, or other biotechnology-related areas, other physical sciences, science education, or public policy who have a strong desire to complete a Ph.D. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in accredited colleges or universities.

Program Contact
Dr. Steven Ripp The University of Tennessee
676 Dabney Hall Knoxville, TN 37996 E-mail: UT.NIH.UndergraduateResearch@utk.edu Phone: 865-974-9605
Funding for this program is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Application deadline: March 10th, 2020

Friday
11/08/19

Future Public Health Leaders Program

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Student experience, Summer Research, Workshops

The University of Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (Michigan FPHLP) is a residential summer program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through field placements, skill building workshops and mentorship, Michigan FPHLP provides students with opportunities for growth, learning and awareness in the field of public health. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the diversity of the public health workforce and the people committed to reducing health disparities. 

Michigan FPHLP students will be housed on the University of Michigan’s campus for 10 weeks to dive deep into the field of public health. Students will participate in curriculum days at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and engage with public health professionals through their field placements. 

The 2020 FPHLP Application is now open until January 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. Visit our Application page to access the 2020 Application.

Monday
04/15/19

Research Opportunity in the UB Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB)

Posted by Tim on April 15, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Child Health and Behavior Lab (HABLAB) at the University of Buffalo is looking for undergraduate students to assist with research studies during Fall 2019 & Spring 2020. 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

Responsibilities of student research assistants include: assisting with material preparation, entering data, and helping staff in the implementation of the study design. It is anticipated that students will have the opportunity to work directly with study participants, including parents and children, in laboratory and/or community studies. All incoming research assistants must be able to commit to at least 10 hours of research per week, with preference given to students who can commit to at least two semesters. Students may be asked to commit to evenings or weekends to work with participants.

Interested students can apply by submitting an application and a resume to ubhablab@gmail.com, using “Student research assistant application 2019” as the subject of the email. Applications may be downloaded at http://ubhablab.weebly.com/students. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with our next round of interviews planned for late Spring 2019.

Monday
02/18/19

Research Opportunity at Cambridge and Oxford Summer 2019

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2019 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Study Abroad, Summer Research, Uncategorized

An Opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, UK for an intensive 10-week summer experience in their laboratories. In addition, students take park in exciting experiential learning opportunities including facilitated visits to iconic academic and cultural institutions and participation in presentations and events. The selected UB students and the faculty mentors at Cambridge and Oxford hosting you, would be involved in finalizing laboratory assignments for each student.

Juniors, and sophomores with strong credentials, from all STEM fields may apply. 

If interested, please attend an information session on Thursday, 14th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Honors College Faculty Lounge located in 106C Capen Hall.  Contact Dr. Satpal Singh at singhs@buffalo.edu for more information.  

Friday
02/15/19

Opportunity to Present Research at the SUNY Wide Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on February 15, 2019 in Academics, Community Announcements, Competitions, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Submission deadline for SUNY – SURC is linked to the bottom right icon found on the CURCA website

DEADLINE TO APPLY TO SUNY-SURC is FRIDAY, MARCH 8th, 2019

https://curca.buffalo.edu/     SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Funding is available from CURCA to pay the registration cost, and provide transportation for any UB undergrad accepted to present at this conference.

Monday
02/11/19

NSF REU Program Summer 2019

Posted by Tim on February 11, 2019 in Paid Student Experience, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

“Polymer Innovation for a Sustainable Future”
School of Polymer Science and Engineering
The University of Southern Mississippi
Details: https://www.usm.edu/polymer/nsf-research-experience-undergraduates-reu

The ten-week REU in Polymer Science and Engineering will be held May 20th – July 26th, 2019. Participants will be engaged in fundamental research projects that span the complex, interdisciplinary facets of materials sustainability, including polymer synthesis from renewable sources, materials with enhanced properties and lifetime, materials to improve utilization of natural resources, reduced energy polymer processes, and biodegradable materials, while gaining the tools to assess the environmental impact of new material development. In addition to their research project, REU participants will participate in short courses in polymer fundamentals, ethics, communication and presentation skills, and graduate school preparation. Field trips to local polymer industries and social activities are planned. REU students present two research updates as well as a final poster presentation. Each REU participant will receive a $5000 stipend, housing, meal allowance, and travel costs are also provided.

Students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, plastics & composites engineering, or a related field are encouraged to apply. Women, underrepresented minorities, and students from primarily undergraduate institutions are especially encouraged to apply. Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Application Deadline March 1, 2019.