Sunday, February 27, 2011

Molecular ecology program still accepting summer research applications

There are still a number of summer research programs with remaining application deadlines.  I recently received a notice that Towson State's molecular ecology summer program was not listed until recently on the NSF website, and consequently they have received few applications.  This 9 week program pays a stipend of $4000, free room and board, and now has an extended application deadline of March 15th.  You can read about potential research projects on their website.

The program also includes guest speakers, science ethics workshops, GRE prep sessions and trips to local spots like the Chesapeake Bay, Appalachian Trail, Baltimore and Washington D.C.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ashland science students present research at the Ohio Statehouse

This past week a number of our students and faculty drove down to Columbus, Ohio for research presentations at the Ohio Statehouse hosted by the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges.

Out of the more than one hundred research posters presented by students from over 30 Ohio colleges and universities, six were selected by area STEM high school students as being of particular interest.  Two of those six honored posters were from AU science students - Daphne Guinn ('11 Toxicology) and Zach Il'Giovine ('11 Biochemistry), both pictured below chatting with AU chemistry professor Jeff Weidenhamer.
Amy Drossman ('11 Biology, pictured below) presented her independent research as well.  Congratulations to Amy, Daphne and Zach for their strong representation of AU science at the Statehouse.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Summer research deadlines approaching

It has been exciting seeing so many science majors searching out and applying for summer research internships.  Hopefully you have found some that interest you.  Here are three more with varying deadlines:

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Neuroscience hosts a 10-week summer research program starting May 31st with a stipend of $3,500.  Applications are due soon - February 18th.

For the past two summers AU science students have taken part in the internship program at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio.  The application deadline for this 10-week program is March 15th, with stipends ranging from $2,000-$3,200.

Summa Health System runs a 6-week biomedical research internship program, with applications due March 11th.  Students in this program can work a flexible 6-week schedule and be paid $7.50 per hour.

As always, ask your faculty advisor if you have questions about these or any other summer research programs.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More Summer Research Opportunities

Deadlines are coming up soon!

NASA has a number of summer internship opportunities available for students. Details are available at where you can search and apply to a variety of NASA opportunities. The deadline for applications is March 1st.

Research Experience at Wellesley College
for Women Undergraduates. AU alum Nikki Savig (Chemistry, ’03) had a great experience in this interdisciplinary chemistry program. Check the program website for details. The deadline for applications is February 9th.

Energy Research at Penn State. The Department of Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University invites highly motivated undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors
to participate in cutting-edge chemistry research on energy. The deadline for applications is March 1st.

Clark University is hosting a summer research program for students with opportunities in large-area forest change monitoring, vulnerability analysis, and prediction of land use and land cover change. The deadline for applications is February 14th.