Thursday, December 30, 2010
Western Kentucky University is hosting a National Science Foundation funded summer research program in Investigative Biotechnology for students with interest in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and/or Computer Science. Students in this program will conduct research with a WKU faculty member, learn science presentation skills and attend workshops on research ethics and preparation for graduate school. Successful applicants can choose one of 19 potential research projects.
The program gives preference to rising juniors and seniors, pays a stipend of $480 per week (for 10 weeks) and provides free room and board and a travel allowance. Applications are due February 4th and can be found online.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
During a recent visit to campus Becky presented some of her doctoral research, and then gave advice for students interested in getting research experience, or with interest in graduate and medical school. In the 12-minute video below Becky also explains the difference between graduate school, medical school and combined MD/PhD programs, and suggests good courses to take as preparation for medical school.
You can see the research presentation that Becky gave here. And our AU Wiki has helpful advice on both graduate and medical school, as well as other professional schools.
Monday, December 20, 2010
For more information, visit the program website.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Biology graduate Brady Hardiman ('03) took part in this program while at Ashland. Brady is currently a PhD student in The Ohio State University's Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
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There are a large number of exciting freshwater and marine biology summer research opportunities around the country. Check out this post from last year that describes some of these options.
The Keck Geology Consortium has an array of exciting undergraduate research opportunities in geological/environmental science sub-disciplines (climate, petrology, geomorphology, volcanology, geochemistry, structure, and more), and in a wide range of locations (Peru, Canada, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, Connecticut, Iceland, Virgin Islands and even Mars!).
There are 15 slots available for students from non-Keck Member schools. Students need to be current juniors (seniors in 2011-2012) and US citizens or permanent residents. The program includes 4 weeks of summer research (field and/or lab work depending on the project), continuing research during the academic year (jointly advised by a project faculty member and a research advisor at the students home institution), attendance at the annual Keck Geology Consortium Symposium, and a publication in the annual Keck Geology Consortium proceedings volume.
The application deadline is Friday February 4th, 2011. Visit the Keck website for application details.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Participants will work closely with Auburn University faculty mentors to develop a student-driven research project on a variety of disciplines, including community ecology, limnology, evolution, fisheries management, parasitology, conservation, molecular biology, and microbiology. Students will complete their projects and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program. The program will run from May 22 to July 31, 2011 (10 weeks).
Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors graduating in December 2011 are encouraged to apply. Participants will receive a stipend ($4,000) plus food and housing, financial assistance for travel to and from Auburn, and support for lab and field supplies. For full consideration, on-line applications must be received by 15 January 2011.
This program is a partnership of the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Chicago Botanic Garden's Division of Plant Science and Conservation, the National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
This is a mentoring program that trains and employs science graduates from a wide variety of fields to assist land managers with their huge task of preserving and protecting our public lands. Internships are located in 12 western states, including Alaska.
There are over 80 paid five month paid internships available to work with professionals in different Federal agencies (BLM, NPS, USFS). This is a rich experience from which to launch a professional career. Interns will complete training workshops in June as appropriate to their specific project (some of the options are Endangered Species Act Legislation, Plant Monitoring & Inventorying, Botany of the West, seed collecting demo & data entry, Wildlife Management, Map/Compass/GPS Skills, Conservation Genetics, and Ethnobotany of the West).
The stipend for the five months is $11,000. Projects may include collecting seed for restoration and data on threatened and endangered species.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Students in this 10-week program will perform research under the mentorship of faculty and graduate students, present their work at a research seminar, attend workshops on careers in science, and will be exposed to the diversity of research done at UNC. Our past students have also enjoyed life in Chapel Hill, the chance to visit other areas in the North Carolina Research Triangle and forays to the Atlantic coast. The program provides a $4,500 stipend, travel funds and free room and board. This is an excellent opportunity for current Sophomores and Juniors.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
- One application for research programs at 14 different universities
- For sophomores and juniors with interest in science careers
- A joint research meeting at the end of the summer for students from all participating universities
- Some participants will have the opportunity to perform a 2nd summer of research at universities in Asia and Europe
- $4,000 stipend, free housing and travel expenses for this 10-week program
The Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) will offer its ninth Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program at Cornell University.
The application deadline is February 9, 2011 and students will be notified about their application by March 3, 2011. For general information such as REU research topics and program organization, visit the CNS website or contact the CNS REU Coordinator Professor Michal Lipson firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of South Alabama hosts a NSF-REU site to work on various projects in the area of "Protein Structure and Function". In order to apply, students must have completed organic chemistry, have a GPA of 3.0, and be interested in basic research.
The summer program lasts 10 wks (from May 23 to July 29).
Participating students receive a stipend of $500/week, housing and up to $300 to cover travel expenses. The application deadline is February 25, 2011. For more information: http://www.southalabama.edu/alliedhealth/biomedical/ucur/index.htm