Western Kentucky University seeks talented science students to participate in its summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in investigative biotechnology. Rising juniors and seniors (younger students with research experience will be considered) who have completed core courses in the science curriculum at their home institutions and have demonstrated a curiosity and passion for science will be given preference.
Over 13 faculty members in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Computer Science will serve as mentors to accepted students. Students will be trained in research techniques, participate in research (students can chose from over eighteen projects), and gain valuable presentation skills. Students will also attend a series of workshops exploring ethics and preparing students to apply for and succeed in graduate school. Practically, students will receive a stipend of $460 per week, free housing, meal and travel allowances, and lab supplies.
Applications are due by 5 PM CST on April 5, 2010.