Month: January 2014

Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE) REU at UB – Apply by March 1st

The Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE) REU at the University at Buffalo (UB) is a ten-week program running from May to August.   ERIE-REU participants are involved in one of a variety of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects that promote student interactions with multiple investigators within the theme of ecosystem restoration. Combining laboratory and field experimentation with mathematical modeling and simulation, research focuses in three areas: restoration of groundwater resources; restoration of lakes, rivers, and aquatic systems; and engineering for sustainability.

 

Program Dates: May 28 to August 8, 2014 (10 weeks) Website:

http://www.erie.buffalo.edu/REU.php Application Deadline: March 1,

2014 Applications are now being accepted for the summer 2014 Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE) REU at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The ERIE-REU, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct interdisciplinary faculty-mentored research on a diverse array of projects related to ecological restoration of aquatic systems.

Applicants need not be enrolled at the University at Buffalo.

Eligibility

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduate students in a college program through fall of the following year. Accepted student are generally at least sophomores and graduating seniors are not eligible. The program does not have a GPA requirement; however, accepted students generally have at least a 3.0 GPA. We also look for students who are the best fit for that summer’s research projects (to view tentative 2014 summer research projects click here).

Application Process

Please read and follow the instructions carefully. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be fully completed by March 1, 2014 to be eligible for consideration.

  1. Fill out online application form: https://www.gradmit.buffalo.edu/reu
  2. Transcripts. A copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) must be uploaded in the application form. If you are selected, an offical transcript may be required to finalize your acceptance to the program.
  3. Letters of recommendation. Applicants must provide two (2) letters of recommendation from college/university faculty. You will list your referees in the application form and they will be sent instructions on how to provide letters.
  4. Brief Resume* and Personal Statement**. These must be uploaded in the application form. Please limit your resume to one page and your personal statement to a maximum of two pages.

*Resumes should include the following information:

  • A list of all post-secondary educational institutions (with corresponding dates) attended;
  • A description of research and teaching experience, or other university or science activities (prior research experience is not a requirement);
  • Any other information that the applicant feels will be relevant to his/her application.

**Personal Statements should describe the applicant’s academic and research goals and long-term career objectives. Personal statements can be very helpful in demonstrating an applicant’s interest in ecosystem restoration, especially if the applicant cannot demonstrate this via coursework. Applicants should clearly articulate what they hope to get out of the program and how they believe the program will help them reach their short- and long-term goals.

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BioXFEL Center Summer REU – Apply by February 1st

The BioXFEL Center offers multiple opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in cutting-edge research and expand their knowledge base in X-ray free electron related disciplines.

The BioXFEL research and academic experience offers programs at the University at Buffalo, Arizona State University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. This 8 to 10 week integrated summer internship program includes lab skills training courses, a Bio-STEM scientific discovery lecture series, research day communication workshops, and a culminating day for both oral and poster presentations.

Deadline: February 1, 2014 (11:59PM, Eastern Time)

http://www.bioxfel.org/education/undergraduate-internships

REU in Nanotechnology at UMass Amherst – Apply by February 28th

We are happy to announce that applications are now open for the summer 2014 REU program in nanotechnology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

For undergrads planning a career in cutting edge research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Nanotechnology at UMass Amherst might be for you.  The ten week lab-and-learning experience will give you a head start on a field that is truly at the forefront of knowledge: nanotechnology!

– Ten weeks, May 27 – August 2, 2014

– Competitive stipend

– Free housing in our newest dorms

– Free travel to and from campus

– Application deadline: February 28, 2014

For all the program details, please visit: http://www.umass.edu/massnanotech/SURE.htm

Women and underrepresented minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.  Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.  Undergraduate majors in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Physics, and Polymer Science & Engineering are recommended for the program.

Mount Sinai International Exchange Program – Apply by Jan. 31st

The Mount Sinai International Exchange Program for Minority Students is an internship program that selects the best minority students for fully-paid international research internships.  Selected students are matched with an international mentor and conduct research in any of various topics. Research projects can include many different disciplines such as public health, epidemiology, cell biology, community-based research or biostatistics.  The International Exchange Program emphasizes collaboration and the exchange of scientific and cultural knowledge in an atmosphere of support for diversity.
Who can apply:  Students must be minorities underrepresented in science and medicine.   Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral students and recent graduates (people who graduated no more than 18 months prior to participating in the program.  Minimum GPA of 3.0.
Benefits:

*         All paid travel expenses to attend Orientation Week in New York City (first week of June)

*         All expenses paid to and from host country for 10-12 weeks (June to August).  Participating research institutions are located in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Ireland, South Africa or Spain.

*         Emergency health coverage during their international travel

*         Monthly stipend of between $1,000 – $1,900, depending on level of training

 How to Apply:  For instructions on how to apply, click on the link below or follow the instructions in the enclosed attachment.  Deadline is January 31, 2014.

Ben L. Fryrear Ph.D. Fellowship in Computational Science (Colorado) – Apply by February 1st

The Colorado School of Mines Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics is pleased to announce the Ben L. Fryrear Ph.D. Fellowship in Computational Science. The fellowship includes up to four years of full tuition, benefits, $33k yearly stipend, and a budget for conference travel.  The first six semesters will consist of research activities with Dr. Paul G. Constantine, the Ben L. Fryrear Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to:

– uncertainty quantification
– dimension reduction and reduced-order modeling
– algorithms for high-performance computing
– computational methods for differential equations
– data analysis and visualization

For the final two semesters, the Fryrear Fellow will be the instructor of record for an undergraduate mathematics class.

Applicants must meet all requirements for admission to the graduate program in computational and applied mathematics. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in computational science. To apply, follow the standard procedure for applying to graduate school at CSM; the deadline is February 1, 2014. Directions can be found at http://www.mines.edu/graduate_admissions

Additionally, applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a two-page personal statement addressing research interests and qualifications tofryrear.fellowship@mines.edu<mailto:fryrear.fellowship@mines.edu> by February 1, 2014. Early submission of these documents is strongly encouraged. For more information about the Fryrear Fellowship, go to http://inside.mines.edu/~pconstan/fryrear.html

Project L/EARN at Rutgers – Apply by February 10th

The goal of Project L/EARN is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups in the fields of health, mental health, and health policy research, thereby expanding the breadth of health research to include a broader range of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic issues, concerns and perspectives.

Project L/EARN identifies students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college attenders, and those from racial/ethnic minority groups who have an interest in health-related social science fields, and provides them with training, experience and mentoring to make them stronger candidates for admission to graduate programs. Past interns have come from a variety of majors, including psychology, sociology, economics, political science, nursing, public health, pharmacy, biology, statistics, urban studies, and public policy. Project L/EARN is open to students from any U.S. college or university.

To be eligible for Project L/EARN, applicants must satisfy all four of these criteria:

  • have at least one full academic year left to complete their undergraduate degree,
  • have completed at least one course in statistics or quantitative methods by the time the summer program begins, Click here for list of approved courses.
  • able to be in New Jersey from May 29 through Aug. 1, 2014 for the summer training program
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident attending a U.S. university.
  • and be a member of at least one of the groups specified as under-represented in graduate education, such as, but not limited to those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college attenders, and those from racial/ethnic minority groups (African-American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islanders).
  • Students from any U.S. college or university are welcome to apply.

http://www.ihhcpar.rutgers.edu/projectlearn/

University at Albany Summer Research Program – Apply by February 28th

University at Albany Summer Research Program (UASRP)
8 week Summer Program
$3,000 Stipend
Housing  and Meals Included
Eligibility:
*Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
*Must be declared in a STEM discipline or liscensed profession
*Must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or above
Deadline for application:
February 28th, 2014
**To obtain an application visit http://www.albany.edu/oaae/uasrp.shtml

Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program – Apply by February 14

AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-trip air transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 14, 2014.

For more information, please visit www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars<http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars>.

UW Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program – Apply by January 31

The University of Washington is thrilled to announce a new program, the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP@UW).  The goal of this multi-year conservation immersion program is to broaden participation within conservation, and diversify what it means to be a “conservation professional.”

We’re looking for 20-25 freshmen and sophomores to join us for an 8 week immersion course this summer.  Our program starts in Seattle (3 weeks) and travels to various landscapes across the state (4 weeks) before returning to the UW campus at the end of the summer (1 week).  Scholars don’t have to be environmental science, or even science, majors, but should demonstrate a commitment to the environment and to diversity, and be curious, creative and enthusiastic – incipient change-makers.
Conservation Scholars will:

*      Explore conservation across urban, managed, and protected environments

*      Connect conservation to cultural heritage and environmental justice

*      Understand conservation in the context of food, water, biodiversity and climate

*      Network with conservation professionals from agencies, NGOs, and academic institutions
The Year 1 experience, Classroom in the Field, starts on June 23rd, 2014. Doris Duke Conservation Scholars will have all travel, insurance, food and lodging paid during their 8-week summer experience and will receive a weekly stipend of $500. Year 1 Scholars may be invited to join a Conservation Solutions Team, or receive a prestigious Conservation Internship in subsequent summers.
You can learn more about the program at www.uwconservationscholars.org<http://www.uwconservationscholars.org>.
Our application will be due 31 January 2014.  Please strongly encourage any students who might be interested in the program to check out the website and apply, and please let us know at ddcsp@uw.edu if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a time to talk with us.

REU in Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange – Apply by Mar. 1st

 

REU in Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange

The application period is open. The ERIE REU Program is scheduled to run from May 28 to August 8, 2014. All applications must be received by March 1, 2014.

Eligibility

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be enrolled as undergraduate students in a college program through fall of the following year. Accepted student are generally at least sophomores and graduating seniors are not eligible. The program does not have a GPA requirement; however, accepted students generally have at least a 3.0 GPA. We also look for students who are the best fit for that summer’s research projects (to view tentative 2014 summer research projects click here).

Application Process

Please read and follow the instructions carefully. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be fully completed by March 1, 2014 to be eligible for consideration.

  1. Fill out online application form: https://www.gradmit.buffalo.edu/reu
  2. Transcripts. A copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine) must be uploaded in the application form. If you are selected, an offical transcript may be required to finalize your acceptance to the program.
  3. Letters of recommendation. Applicants must provide two (2) letters of recommendation from college/university faculty. You will list your referees in the application form and they will be sent instructions on how to provide letters.
  4. Brief Resume* and Personal Statement**. These must be uploaded in the application form. Please limit your resume to one page and your personal statement to a maximum of two pages.

*Resumes should include the following information:

  • A list of all post-secondary educational institutions (with corresponding dates) attended;
  • A description of research and teaching experience, or other university or science activities (prior research experience is not a requirement);
  • Any other information that the applicant feels will be relevant to his/her application.

**Personal Statements should describe the applicant’s academic and research goals and long-term career objectives. Personal statements can be very helpful in demonstrating an applicant’s interest in ecosystem restoration, especially if the applicant cannot demonstrate this via coursework. Applicants should clearly articulate what they hope to get out of the program and how they believe the program will help them reach their short- and long-term goals.

Questions

Questions regarding the application process should be submitted to
ugrad-erie at buffalo dot edu