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Tuesday
04/27/21

UB Undergraduate Research Conference (July 22-23) Registration Now Open

Posted by Tim on April 27, 2021 in Community Announcements, Event, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

July 22-23, 2021  |  Virtual Event
Registration is now open!
Make plans now to join us for the 26th Annual University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference, July 22- 23, 2021. Our virtual platform will deliver an innovative two-day event packed with a variety of opportunities to engage and connect. Expand your knowledge and network— join us to hear invited speakers and presenters address emerging trends and opportunities related to innovation, social justice and research as a catalyst for change.   The conference is an exciting opportunity to:  • Present faculty-supervised research. • Participate in pre-conference workshops. • Foster stimulating conversation around shared interests. • Connect with your peers and current graduate students from your field of study. • Engage with inspirational speakers and panels in a personal setting. • Attend a UB Graduate School information program and meet with faculty, staff and students.    Each day will begin at 9 a.m. EDT. Learn more about daily events by reviewing the online agenda.    We look forward to welcoming you to the conference this summer!


REGISTER TODAY

Registration Information
• Early bird registration ($80 per person) due by May 17.
• Regular registration ($100 per person) due by June 30.
• Presenter registration due by June 30.
• Presenter abstracts due by July 9.
 
Keynote Presentations
Imagining Ethical Land Relations and Marking Indigenous Presence in our Universities.
Mishuana Goeman, PhD
 
If You Don’t Own the [Servers]: Aggregating Blackness in the Digital Era.
Mark Anthony Neal, PhD
 
The World Needs Researchers. Now is Your Time.
Tara Ruttley, PhD

Pre-Conference Workshops
Prepare for an engaging and productive conference experience by participating in pre-conference video workshops.
 
Making the Most of Your Research Conference
Learn to successfully navigate a professional conference and discover tips and strategies to leverage your participation toward your professional and academic goals.
 
Presenting Your Research in a World of Skeptics
How to present your research so it is understood and valued.
 
Your Digital Identity
Academic digital platforms and how to use them effectively throughout graduate school and your professional career.  
 
Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School—You Belong!
Discover how to move beyond survival and thrive in graduate school—supporting your journey and mental health.


About the Conference

The University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference brings together the next generation of professors, researchers, entrepreneurs and influencers to learn about graduate and professional opportunities, with a focus on diversifying the graduate student body at UB and across the nation.
Sunday
04/25/21

Now Accepting Applications for ORNL Summer Research Institutes!

Posted by Tim on April 25, 2021 in Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

I am pleased to announce that Oak Ridge National Laboratory has two new lab-wide virtual internship programs beginning this summer, the Virtual Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) and the Virtual Graduate Research Summer Institute (GRSI). 

Located in East Tennessee, ORNL is the US Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory and boasts state-of-the-art capabilities across a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines.

More details on the lab’s research areas and the program application links are in the attached flyer (also pasted below). Applications close on April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Undergraduate: https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/ORNL-USO-2021vURSI

Graduate: https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/ORNL-GSO-2021vGRSI

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
01/11/21

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
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
Thursday
02/27/20

NASA-funded Undergraduate Research Experience – University of Tennessee, Knoxville This Summer

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

NASA-funded undergraduate research experience at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville this summer.

The NASA University Leadership Initiative is now accepting applications for University of Tennessee (UT) and non-UT students interested in participating in summer research on the UT Knoxville campus! Students working on this project will contribute to the development of slotted, natural-laminar-flow airfoil technology through aerodynamics and/or structural analyses using industry-standard tools. Research activities will be assigned based on the students’ interests as they align with the current needs of the overall project. In previous years, students worked on airfoil design optimization strategies and laminar-flow-compatible high-lift systems. Some of this research resulted in presentations at national AIAA Aviation and SciTech conferences!

DATES: Sunday, May 31st – Saturday, July 25th
Selected participants will receive a $2,500 monthly stipend (June and July) and on-campus housing through the duration of the summer program.

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and statement of interest by March 6th to Sarah Segal, Program Manager of the NASA University Leadership Initiative, for further consideration at ssegal1@utk.edu.

Monday
02/17/20

University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference July 20-22 SAVE THE DATE

Posted by Tim on February 17, 2020 in Community Announcements, Event, Networking, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research, Workshops

Make plans now to join us in beautiful downtown Buffalo for the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference and University at Buffalo Graduate Information Program.

July 20-July 22, 2020

University at Buffalo, Downtown Campus
955 Main Street, Buffalo, New York, 14203
Registration will open in March and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged!

This conference is an excellent opportunity to:

Present faculty-supervised research. (Oral and poster formats.)

Participate in workshops and learn from your peers and mentors about how to find theperfect program for you.

Attend a University at Buffalo Graduate School Information Program, which includesmeeting with program faculty, staff and students based on your graduate field of interest.

Engage with inspirational speakers and panels.

Visit the Graduate School Opportunities Fair and network with representatives fromgraduate schools across the nation.

Explore Buffalo! Experience Buffalo’s vibrant culture with opportunities to visit Canalsideand other attractions in downtown Buffalo.
All undergraduate student researchers are welcome, including (but not limited to) those from McNair, SSS, LSAMP and CSTEP programs.Call for presenters and hotel information will be announced in March.

Monday
02/03/20

Summer Undergraduate Internship Program at Perelman School of Medicine Accepting Applications-Deadline February 18

Posted by Tim on February 3, 2020 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) at the Perelman School of Medicine is accepting applications for summer 2020. The new application deadline is February 18, 2020.

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars and deliver scientific presentations to their peers and mentors. In addition, interns receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and presentation skills. Interns are also invited to career counseling sessions in which faculty and administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists.

AREAS OF RESEARCH

Pharmacology

Deadline to apply is February 18, 2020

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