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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.

Monday
01/28/19

NSF REU at Case Western Summer 2019

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Details: https://engineering.case.edu/emac/research/NSF_research_experience_for_undergraduates

Brief Overview of The Program

The ten-week REU in Polymers will be held May 29th – August 2nd, 2019.  Approximately 12 research opportunities will be available for the Summer of 2018.  In addition to cutting-edge research, REU participants will participate in weekly sessions emphasizing the fundamentals of polymer science and engineering, ethics, communication skills, and graduate school preparation.  Local industry tours and social activities are also planned. REU students are required to present a poster and submit a final report at the end of the summer. Each REU participant will receive a $4500 stipend payable in two installments. Housing, meal allowance, and travel costs are also provided.

Students (non-CWRU) majoring in polymer science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science and 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.

Monday
01/28/19

Indiana University PreHealth REU Summer 2019 Call for Applications

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Research Information and Opportunities, Summer Research

Call for Applications

We invite undergraduates to apply to the Proactive Health Informatics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site for Summer 2019 (application: http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019​).

What is the Proactive Health Informatics REU Site?

The Proactive Health Informatics REU aims to build usable and intelligent pervasive systems that empower people to manage their health and see how their everyday decisions impact their progress to achieve future health goals. Our REU site will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn techniques in the areas of human computer interaction, pervasive computing (mobile or wearable), environmental sensing (ambient and on-body), machine learning (vision recognition and signal processing), and the implications of technologies on society. Students will learn appropriate methods, software tools, and analysis techniques related to their project, thus experience in these areas is not necessarily required. In addition, all students will learn scholarly professional development skills, such as synthesizing related work, identifying research aims, designing ethical studies, collecting data, analyzing results, and presenting results in papers and presentations.

More Information: http://prohealth.soic.indiana.edu/reu/

Updates: https://www.facebook.com/iuprohealthreu

What will students do?

REU Participants will:

  • be trained to become the next generation of
  •  scholars to conduct cross-cutting computing research;
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  • prepare for graduate education and research
  •  career opportunities through preparatory workshops and one-on-one mentoring;
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  • engage in an interactive mentoring relationship
  •  with a faculty member and graduate student;
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  • work with mentors to disseminate research;
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  • inspire lifelong learners to consider computing
  •  through interactive experiences.
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Logistics

Our 2019 REU dates are Sunday, May 19 through Friday, July 12, 2019.

For the 8-weeks of participation, each student will receive travel to and from Bloomington, a $4000 stipend, free room and board, and GRE preparation (if wanted).

How to Apply?

We encourage undergraduate students interested in computing/informatics oriented areas – independent of experience or years in their respective programs – to apply to our REU program.

One of the goals of the REU program is to broaden participation of students from traditionally underrepresented groups in computing and/or who do not have access to research facilities at their home institution. We strongly invite applications from women, students of color, first-generation college students, gender and sexual minorities, veterans, and students with disabilities. Previous research experience is not a requirement.

Please complete an application as soon as possible (we will review, interview, and select participants on a rolling basis starting immediately). We typically have our REUs selected by early March, so the sooner one applies, the better their changes of consideration.

  • Fill out the application form directly online
  • http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019
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  • In preparation for applying to the ProHealth
  • REU Site, please make sure you have:
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  • Name and contact information of 2 people willing
  • to write a letter of recommendation for you
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  • Your unofficial transcript (please put your
  • unofficial transcript in a web repository, such as Google Drive or Dropbox (Dropbox Directions: https://www.dropbox.com/help/167)), and share it only with a person who has a link
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  • A personal statement that discusses your research
  • interests and motivation for being part of ProHealth’s inclusive, collaborative research experience
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  • (Optional) A link to your to a website that
  • shows examples of your project work
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  • In addition to the requirements above, the
  • application will collect:
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  • demographic information,
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  • Interests,
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  • information about prior experiences.
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This program is funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Stipends from NSF funds are restricted to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. International applicants with a stipend through their home institution are welcome to apply. If international applications are selected, we will provide research housing. Other NSF-supported REU programs may be found at the NSF https://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.jsp?unitid=5049.

ProHealth reserves the right to review, interview, and select participants on a rolling basis, thus people who apply sooner have a better opportunity for a position within the ProHealth Research community.

Indiana University values diversity and invites applicants from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

If you have any question, please contact Professor Katie Siek at ksiek@indiana.edu.

Contact Information

Indiana University

Informatics – ProHealth Informatics REU Program

919 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47408 USA

Website: http://prohealth.soic.indiana.edu/reu/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iuprohealthreu

Application: http://bit.ly/ProHealthREU2019

Primary Contact: Professor Katie Siek, ksiek@indiana.edu