REU -Nanotechnology for Biology & Engineering – APply by Feb. 1st!

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University offers undergraduate students from colleges and universities around the country a chance to participate in research projects in the exciting and rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and nanotech meet.

Benefits

  • hands-on graduate level laboratory research experience
  • guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors
  • paid stipend + paid housing +  travel allowance

Program

Who should apply

  • undergraduate students from all institutions who have at least completed their freshman year and will not be graduating before the start of the program.
  • students with a GPA of 3.5 or better (infrequent exceptions made)
  • under-represented students in science and engineering are encouraged to apply.
  • only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
  • Johns Hopkins University students are NOT eligible.

Application Materials

Submit the following in the Apply Yourself application.
  • two letters of recommendation
  • resume
  • official or unofficial transcript
  • personal statement

More information

For more information contact Camille Mathis at cmathis@jhu.edu or by phone at (410) 516-6572

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Biosphere 2 REU – Apply by Mar. 1st!

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

REU Summer Program Information

The Biosphere 2 REU provides 10 undergraduates an opportunity to conduct guided research in environmental and Earth systems science at a leading and unique research institution. Students will receive stipends of $5,000 for the 10-week research internship, housing on the Biosphere 2 campus, $500 to cover travel costs to and from Tucson, AZ and a food allowance. For 2017, the program runs from June 5 to August 11. Students will be selected from across the country to participate in the program. They will conduct research inside Biosphere 2, in labs on the University of Arizona campus, and in the desert and mountain ecosystems of southern Arizona. Project descriptions are available HERE.

The REU program at Biosphere 2 is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation. We share the goals of the NSF to use the REU experience as a way to provide research opportunities for students who might not have such opportunities readily available at their home institutions. The summer program will allow students to gain experience in research firsthand, training and preparation for careers in science, and opportunities to communicate science to diverse audiences. Students will also work with partner organizations at the University of Arizona to connect research findings to applied environmental solutions. Participation in the REU program will help prepare students for graduate studies in science.

How To Apply

To apply to the B2 REU program, select “REU Application Form” from menu above or click HERE. Your application package will consist of (1) an application form that includes contact information, educational background, and optional information on gender and ethnic background; (2) a 2-page maximum narrative statement of educational and career goals, research experiences and interests; and (3) two letters of recommendation from faculty at your home institution. Application materials, including letters of recommendation must be received by March 1st, 2017.

Am I Eligible to Apply?

Students majoring in, or in a curriculum leading to, one of the following fields in environmental or Earth system science will be well suited to participate in the B2 REU: biology, ecology, plant sciences, hydrology, soil science, atmospheric science, geology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or computer science. Accepted students typically have at least one year of college completed prior to the summer REU program and, following the experience, have at least one year of college left before graduation. Students typically have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to be eligible for NSF/REU grant support. We encourage applications from students in groups underrepresented in science.

Questions?

Please contact the program directors, DR. KATERINA DONTSOVA or DR. KEVIN BONINE if you have questions about the program.

CLIMB UP for Summer Research at UB- 2017 – Apply by Feb. 1st!

What is CLIMB UP?

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CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for Summer Research gives students an opportunity to conduct research in the biomedical and health sciences and explore graduate career opportunities. At the end of the program, students will present posters and/or oral presentations in a professional symposium.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2017

Program Dates

May 30 – August 5, 2017 (10 weeks)

(Students should arrive in Buffalo on Tuesday May 30th. Program activities begin Wednesday May 31st. The official end date of the program is Friday, August 4th. Students can move out of housing the evening of August 4th or Saturday August 5th.)

Research

The CLIMB-UP Summer Research Program will match you with a participating faculty mentor whose interests are complementary to your own. You will work on your own research project and get hands-on experience during the 10-week program. The summer will culminate with you and your peers presenting your work at the Summer Research Day with students from other UB summer research programs.

Laboratory Skills Training

During the first week in the program, students attend the Introduction to Laboratory Skills course, taught by Dr. David Shubert and Ms. Deborah Timineri, Instructional Support Associate. Students learn essential skills and important laboratory safety protocols to conduct their summer research.

Mentoring

In addition to your faculty mentor, you will receive mentoring and guidance from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and the CLIMB leadership to ensure you have a productive and fulfilling summer. They will work with you on your research project, help you prepare your presentations, and provide insight on careers in science. Being part of CLIMB-UP could be the start of lifelong friendships and mentor relationships.

Stipend and Housing

Funds are available to provide a living stipend (room and board plus incidentals, paid biweekly) for a limited number of students. Housing is provided for students who live outside Buffalo.

Funding is provided by:

*US citizens or permanent residents only; unfortunately we are unable to offer stipends to students who do not fit these criteria.

Fun

We know it’s important to take full advantage of the beautiful Buffalo summers. Events include a trip to Niagara Falls, the annual program picnic, a buffalo chicken wing social gathering, and more.

Other Highlights

  • Orientation and Laboratory Safety Training Course
  • Weekly Workshops
  • Visits to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • Learning about fellowship/scholarship opportunities
  • Lasting friendships and mentoring relationships

Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science at Roswell Park Cancer Institute – Apply by Jan. 10th!

Application Deadline

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Program Dates

Monday, June 5 – Friday, August 11, 2017 (10 weeks)

Program Description

Are you a college junior contemplating a research career choice that includes graduate school?Then consider an internship that gives you a first-hand cancer research experience by working full-time on an independent project.

Your research experience will take place in the collaborative environment of a research laboratory headed by a world-renowned cancer researcher. You will receive mentorship and insight into your desired future career by working alongside a research staff of graduate students, post-doctoral scholars and laboratory technicians. This core research experience will be forified by a curriculum of educational and career development activities. Through these activities you will engage in informal scientific exchange with faculty and students at an Roswell Park-wide science retreat; learn about current and cutting-edge topics in cancer at weekly seminars; share in your discoveries with intern peers through peer-mentorship cross-training; and explore the possibility of alternative science careers during field trips to life science companies.

You will conclude your research experience by presenting your project in the formal settings of both the program research conference and “Biomedical Research Day.” Here you will hone your scientific communication skills and compete for awards. Throughout the program you will have the opportunity to bond with peers who have the same interest in science by attending planned social activities.

Areas of Research

Students with an interest in biology, chemistry, physics or math can choose to rank their selection of available projects in the following research areas:

  • Cancer biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Tumor immunology
  • Cancer prevention/epidemiology
  • Cancer cellular/molecular biology
  • Cancer genetics
  • Molecular pharmacology
  • Cancer therapeutics

Previous projects covered the following topics:

  • “Mechanisms of Taxol Resistance in Prostate Cancer Cell Lines”
  • “Effect of Radioprotectant Drug CBLB502 on Proliferative Cells of the Irradiated Mouse Brain”
  • “Development of Interactive Prostate Cancer Education Program for African American Lay Health Advisors”

Program Eligibility

Applicants must meet all the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Enrolled in their junior year of college at the time of application (graduating class of 2018)
  • A U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident
  • 15 years of age or older at the time of application

Program Stipends

Limited funding is available to support stipends for select applicants to the summer program. Funding support is awarded based on the qualifications of applicants and criteria required by our outside funding sources. Applicants who are not offered a paid internship due to eligibility criteria and limited availability of program funds may be offered an unpaid internship.

The NCI R25 funding source provides a limited number of subsistence allowances in the amount of $4000 for the ten week program. These allowances are disbursed to students in five bi-weekly (every two weeks) check installments to interns during the program. Eligibility criteria for this funding source is listed above. This allowance is used by interns to pay for food, incidentals and, in the case of out-of-town interns, dormitory/housing costs (see below for cost breakdown.)

The NCI CURE funding source provide a limited number of stipend supported internships for students who meet under-represented minority criteria as defined by the NIH. These stipends are in the amount of $4000 for the ten week program and are disbursed to students in bi-weekly installments during the program. In addition to the stipend, limited funding is available from CURE to cover the cost of dormitory housing at Canisius College and public transportation costs (up to $75) between Canisius College and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

All out-of-town interns are responsibe for their travel expenses to-and-from Buffalo, NY.

Program Cost

Applicants

  • Application fee: $35 (non-refundable)*

*Students may have the application fee waived if they are eligible to for the following financial aid programs according to their SAR report: Academic Competitiveness Grant; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant; Federal Pell Grant; Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

All accepted interns

  • Program fee: $65 (non-refundable)

Out-of-town interns:

  • Canisius College Dormitory expense ($30 /night room rate in 2016): $2100 for ten week program
  • METRO subway/bus Cram pass: $60 (rate in 2016)

Interns must cover the cost of their own food and round-trip travel expenses to Buffalo, NY.

Accommodations for Out-of-town Students

Out-of-town students will have the option to either stay with family or live in Dugan Hall dormitory at Canisius College. Learn more about the living accommodations provided at Dugan Hall.

FAQ and Program Contact

Read frequently asked questions about the program. If you have more specific questions contact the Department of Educational Affairs by email at education@roswellpark.org or by phone at 716-845-2339.

Online Application and Instructions

Apply online for the Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science at Roswell Park.

Materials Research Science & Engineering REU at Brandeis -Apply by Feb. 1st!

UNDERGRADUATE RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Brandeis University was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to establish a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The research in our center concerns the combination of materials science with biology. We have very strong programs in the physical sciences and the life sciences, which we have combined to study this fascinating area.

Click here to learn more about our REU Program.

APPLY NOW TO THE 2017 MRSEC REU PROGRAM.

Brandeis University was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to establish a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. The research in our center concerns the combination of materials science with biology. We have very strong programs in the physical sciences and the life sciences, which we have combined to study this fascinating area. Here are some examples of our research topics, involving theory, experiments and computer simulations:

  • how long polymer molecules like DNA behave when highly confined to the tiny volume of a cell
  • how “chiral” objects, ones that have a twisted shape, pack together to make interesting structures, like twisted ribbons and spiral shaped filaments
  • how assemblies of self-powered microscopic objects cluster together to make organized structures called “active matter,” that moves under its own power, like a cell crawling over a surface.

We are also “reverse engineering” elements of living cells to see how they are constructed and what elements of their structure are necessary for their function. An example is the cilia on the surfaces of cells in our lungs, which constantly work to sweep pollutants out of our lungs. We want to understand the structure and dynamics of these self-powered oscillating filaments, by observing their internal structure by three-dimensional electron microscopy, by genetic modifications to change their structure, and by mechanical experiments on single cilia, to measure their physical properties.

The summer REU program has a list of mentors and projects in this wide range of research topics, giving students the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research in a rapidly developing area of interdisciplinary science.

Applications and transcripts are due in early February, and selection of the summer students proceeds with center faculty through April. With direction from a faculty adviser and, in most cases, a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student, the REU student defines and sets up the program necessary to accomplish the 10-week summer project. A final presentation is given by each student at the end-of-summer seminar attended by center faculty, student mentors and fellow REU students.

The REU program includes:

  • a stand-alone, substantive research project, appropriate for a 10-week period for each student
  • $5,000 stipend plus all costs for travel and housing
  • interaction with a faculty member and daily interaction with a graduate student mentor
  • a full day faculty-led workshop on various research topics, ethics in research, and an early career panel
  • emphasis on professional development, including written and oral skills and preparing for a career in science and engineering
  • end-of-summer REU poster session in which students present research results and conclusions
  • social activities and visits to local area attractions

Eco-Informatics Summer Institute – Apply by Feb. 1st!

The Program

Building on the interdisciplinary Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program at the H.J. Andrews Forest and its information management program, this Summer Institute will (1) train and promote discovery in young scientists who will make basic contributions to ecosystem science, computer science, and mathematics through team-based research and education; (2) promote the pursuit and success of a diverse group of students seeking higher education and research experience in Eco-Informatics, and (3) provide graduates to work in interdisciplinary settings on natural resources management and policy.

Stipend
Students who are admitted to the Eco-Informatics Summer Institute will receive a total stipend of $5,000 spread out over the length of the program. In addition to this stipend, housing and transportation services between Portland international airport and/or Corvallis and the H.J. Andrews Forest will be provided on the first and last day of the program. Lodging includes furnished housing at the H.J. Andrews Forest and OSU campus dorms.

Activities, Events, and Requirements
You are expected to work a 40-hr work week on your research project and participate in the activities below. All projects will include field work which is performed in a setting in which there is potential for regular and recurring exposure to moderate discomfort and unpleasantness, e.g., high temperatures. Field work will require regular and recurring physical exertion such as long periods of standing and walking in normal and challenging terrain. Other student-organized outings are possible, such as hiking in the high cascades and white water rafting on the McKenzie River.

Apply

The application period for the 2017 program is open as of November 1, 2016! 

Project Areas:
Plant-pollinator networks in a changing forest landscape: June 12 to August 18, 2017
Sediment movement across river networks following disturbances: June 19 to August 25, 2017

Orientation will take place during the week of June 19th and final presentations will take place August 17th. Please contact the EISI Program Manager if you have any questions.

To apply, students will be asked to submit by February 1, 2017:

  • CISE REU Common Application
  • Documents via webform
    • A letter of interest describing their
      • Undergraduate experience
      • Interest in the Eco-Informatics REU program
      • Preference for the projects
      • How they will contribute to and benefit from their preferred project
      • Experience working or recreating outdoors
    • A copy of college transcripts
    • A resume that includes names, email addresses, and phone contact information of three references
  • A letter of recommendation directly e-mailed to the EISI Program Manager by their reference

We expect all decisions regarding participants to be made by March 15, 2017.

Eligible Student Participants: Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Undergraduate students must have completed their sophomore year. A current undergraduate student is a student enrolled both before and after summer in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate. Students who have received associate degrees and are transferring from one institution to another but are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer are eligible to participate. Someone who has completed an undergraduate degree IS NOT elegible regardless of enrollment in graduate school for this coming fall.

Review Criteria: Consistent with OSU’s policy, we will review student applications based on a broad selection of indicators for potential rather than reliance on only GPA or GRE scores. These indicators include (a) internship and/or volunteering experience with a federal, state, or local agency, charity, or other group, (b) experience or clear interest in mathematics and/or computer science and/or engineering, (c) ability to write clearly, (d) demonstrated initiative for independent work, as in independent study, special projects, etc., (e) experience or clear interest in working in outdoor settings, and (f) strong recommendations from faculty and/or the public and/or private sector.

Summer Research Early Identification Program – Apply by Feb. 1st!

Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

SR-EIP is a fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs.

SR-EIP offers closely mentored research experiences in the life and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities at over 20 research institutions across the country.

“I’m very grateful for my summer research experience. It was a very eye-opening experience in many ways. It put me on the path to graduate school. Companies like Nalco hire PhDs to think about these very interesting, practical, and difficult questions.”

David Castro, PhD
Staff Scientist, Nalco, an Ecolab Company

SR-EIP Participants

  • Spend 8-10 weeks at a Leadership Alliance institution
  • Receive a stipend, and travel and housing expenses from the research institution
  • Work under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor
  • Gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation
  • Make oral or poster presentations at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium
  • Gain access to ongoing resources, mentoring and professional networks to support their chosen career path

Applications

Instructions Posted
November 1

Applications Begin
November 1

Application Deadline
February 1

Notifications of Placement
February, March & April

SR-EIP Brochure
Apply to SR-EIP

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Bridge to the Math Doctorate at UT Arlington

The NSF Bridge-to-Math-Doctorate program in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, allows qualified undergraduate seniors to spend 12 months at UT Arlington while being a full-time student at their own home institution and provides a stipend of $10,000 for the year. The participating seniors are mentored and involved in coursework during the two academic semesters and research in the summer with the goal of preparation for doctoral studies.

The NSF Bridge program also allows qualified beginning graduate students to participate in a two-semester academic program with a minimum stipend of $16,500 and tuition support, with the possibility of summer participation with additional financial support.

The goal of the NSF Bridge program is to prepare the participants for doctoral programs in the mathematical sciences through preparatory coursework and mentoring. The participants are mentored to apply to doctoral institutions in the mathematical sciences to start a Ph.D. program after their involvement in the NSF Bridge program.

Students from underrepresented minority groups and from the Gulf State Math Alliance institutions are especially encouraged to apply. In order to qualify for admission to the program, a student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • commit to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the mathematical sciences
  • be a senior math major or a beginning graduate student
  • be enrolled full-time during the program’s two academic semesters
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0

For inquiries or further information about our NSF Bridge program you may contact Dr. Tuncay Aktosun (e-mail: aktosun@uta.edu) or Prof. Jianzhong Su (e-mail:su@uta.edu).

Our NSF Bridge program is managed by a team consisting of Profs. Jianzhong Su, Theresa Jorgensen, David Jorgensen, Ren-Cang Li, and Tuncay Aktosun.

REU in Mathematics at Cal State San Bernardino – Apply by Feb. 17th!

WELCOME
Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Mathematics at CSUSBWant to have a fantastic summer? What could be more exciting than conducting research in mathematics for eight weeks? And getting paid to do it?! If this sounds like fun read on–it just keeps getting better!

Program Description
The principal goal of the REU in mathematics at CSUSB is to provide promising undergraduate math majors with a meaningful, exciting and challenging experience in mathematical research. During the eight-week residential program students will carry out guided independent and collaborative research. Research problems will come from the fields of Geometry and Knot Theory, and will be chosen in consultation with a faculty mentor. The program culminates with participants writing research papers based on their work, and presenting their results at a poster session as well as a formal seminar.

Dates: June 26th – August 18, 2017 (8 weeks, pending renewal of support from the NSF)
Please note that you will need to be present for all of those days. Please contact the director in advance if you have an extenuating circumstance or have a question about this.

Place:
Department of Mathematics
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Pkwy
San Bernardino, CA 92407

Award:
Successful applicants will receive a $4000 stipend, as well as room and an allowance for board.

Eligibility
This program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the California State University, San Bernardino. Participants must be continuing their undergraduate education the following Fall, and the NSF requires US citizenship or permanent resident status.

To Apply
Submit the following materials:

  • A completed online application form – Online application form available
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty that can assess your mathematical strengths. These can be emailed to Dr. Dunn.
  • An electronic copy of your college transcripts (unofficial electronic/scanned copies are acceptable). It is preferable that you merge all of your transcripts into one file for upload. You will upload your transcripts after you complete the online application.

Deadline: To receive full consideration, applications should be completed by February 17, 2017. Your application materials can also be sent electronically or via snail mail, although we strongly prefer you use our online application . These materials may also be submitted electronically to Dr. Dunn at cmdunn@csusb.edu, although again we would strongly prefer you fill out our online application.
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact Dr. Dunn at cmdunn@csusb.edu.

University of Rochester Chemistry REU – Apply by Feb. 14th!

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

May 31 – August 4, 2017

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this summer program of full-time scientific research includes discussion groups, research meetings, as well as social activities. As required by NSF policy, the program is open to domestic students, and preference will be given to students from schools that do not have a PhD program in Chemistry. Underrepresented minority students and women are especially encouraged to apply. Summer research students have their own research problem, a specific faculty advisor and a specific day-to-day graduate student or postdoctoral mentor. Everybody participates in a weekly group meeting, reporting to each other on their research projects and results in oral, poster, and written form. Discussions of careers, graduate work, and scientific ethics are also part of the experience.

Research problems are available across the broad landscape of contemporary chemical research: structure, mechanism, dynamics, synthesis, spectroscopy and theory; inorganic, organic, organometallic, physical, biological, polymer, nuclear and environmental chemistry. For more specific examples of research projects, click on the link below to see poster titles of students who participated in a recent summer.

Applications due: February 14, 2017
U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents may apply. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. We welcome applications by email.

For more information, please contact:

Professor Thomas R. Krugh
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0216
Phone: 585-275-4224
Marguerite Weston
Department of Chemistry
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0216
Phone: (585) 275-8286
Fax: (585) 276-0205