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• Applications Open for Off-Campus Summer Research Opportunities

Still thinking about your summer plans? Students interested in a summer research experience have many opportunities to consider. Many programs have February deadlines so check out these exciting opportunities and apply now! Remember to keep your options open in order to find the best experience for you.

REU Program in Solar and Space Physics – University of Colorado Boulder
Deadline: February 1, 2016
http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/education/reu/
Students work under the direction of scientists from one of a number of participating institutions including Colorado’s Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics and the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s High Altitude Observatory. 8-week program; $500/week stipend and housing provided.

Hartford Hospital Summer Student Pre-Med & Research Program
Deadline: February 5, 2016
http://www.harthosp.org/ResidenciesFellowships/SummerStudentResearchProgram/default.aspx
This 10-week program offers pre-med students an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine. Applicants must be pre-med students completing their junior year as of May 2016. $2,200 award for selected students.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Summer REU Program
Deadline: February 5, 2016
http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-program
Cary Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides the opportunity for 8-12 students each summer to conduct ecology research at a world-class institute. Selected students receive a $6,000 stipend, a $600 food allowance and housing in an Institute dormitory. Note: 2016 Cary REU is still pending funding from NSF.

Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem – Summer REU Program
Deadline: February 5, 2016
http://www.uvm.edu/~ecolab/?Page=REU.html
This 10-week REU program at the University of Vermont provides undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research on the impacts, both ecological and socioeconomic, of humans in the Lake Champlain ecosystem. Students with an anticipated graduation date after June 2016 are encouraged to apply. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. $5,250 stipend, a food allowance, and free housing provided.

University of Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Deadline: February 8, 2016
http://medicine.buffalo.edu/education/undergraduate/sure.html
The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offers a summer undergraduate research program for undergraduate students in their junior year (at the time of application). Offers extended to only 10 students; $3,500 stipend and housing provided.

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)
Deadline: February 9, 2016
http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/undergraduate-graduate/biomedical-engineering-summer-internship-program-besip
This internship will allow rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD. Stipend of approximately $6,600 for 10 weeks.

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science
Deadline: February 15, 2016
http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/fellowshipsCall_for_Summer_Research_Diversity_Fellows.html
Sponsored by the American Bar Foundation, this summer research fellowship program for undergraduates is designed to introduce students from diverse backgrounds to the benefits of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. Open to students who will have completed at least two years of undergraduate study by the time the fellowship begins. Selected students will receive a stipend of $3,600.

Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program – California Institute of Technology
Deadline: February 15, 2016
http://sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars
The Caltech Amgen Scholars program provides undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in STEM fields with the opportunity to conduct research in biology, chemistry, and bio-technical fields under the supervision of seasoned research mentors. $6,000 stipend for the 10-week program, campus housing and a board allowance provided.

Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences – Summer Research Program at Tufts University School of Medicine
Deadline: February 15, 2016
http://sackler.tufts.edu/Admissions/Apply-to-Non-Degree-Programs/Building-Diversity-in-Biomedical-Sciences
The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program offers a ten week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD. Participants in the program receive training in written and oral communication of scientific data and learn about careers in biomedical science. Stipend of $4,000, on-campus housing and travel expenses within the US are provided.

Materials Research Science & Engineering Center REU – Northwestern University
Deadline: February 15, 2016
http://www.mrsec.northwestern.edu/content/educational_programs/reu.htm
REU students will have the opportunity to contribute to a research project led by a center faculty member expanding their science and engineering experience. Students with an interest in nanomaterials and majoring in a science or engineering field are encouraged to apply. Participants receive a $4,500 stipend, travel allowance, and on-campus housing.

State University of New York Upstate Medical University – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Deadline: February 15, 2016
http://www.upstate.edu/grad/programs/summer.php
This 10-week summer research program is for students majoring in chemistry, biology, or a related field. Applicants should be between their junior and senior years (in Summer 2016) and have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical research. $3,000 stipend and housing provided.

Molecular Biology REU at The Ohio State University
Deadline: February 15, 2016
https://molgen.osu.edu/research-experience-undergraduates
This NSF funded research program is hosted by the Departments of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and the Division of Biochemistry at Ohio State. Selected students will receive a $5,000 stipend and university housing. Students from groups historically underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.

 

• Deadlines Approaching for Summer 2016 Research Opportunities

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get valuable research experience this summer. Undergraduate students who are interested in participating in a summer research program should be preparing applications and requesting letters of recommendation now! Check out the following summer research programs with February 1st deadlines.

Gerstner Sloan Kettering – Summer Undergraduate Research Program
http://www.sloankettering.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-program
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering sponsors a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students who are interested in the biomedical sciences. This is a competitive program that accepts 20 students. Applicants must have research experience. $4,000 stipend and housing provided.

Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
http://www.stjude.org/poe
This program provides a short-term training experience in either laboratory research or clinical research. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor and will participate in the mentor’s ongoing research projects. Qualified students with an interest in cancer research are encouraged to apply. $4,000 stipend provided to selected students.

Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP), University of Washington
http://deohs.washington.edu/ehrep
This funded, nine-week, summer research program is for undergraduates with a strong interest in environmental health science research. Undergraduate applicants must be graduating in 2017 or later. $5,200 summer stipend.

NSF-REU Internships in Astronomy – Maria Mitchell Observatory
http://www.mmo.org/get-involved/internships/reu
Six REU internship positions are available for qualified undergraduate astronomy and physics students. These positions provide students the opportunity to conduct independent research supervised by a senior staff member of MMO. $1,800 per month stipend and housing provided.

Summer Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellowships, University of Vermont
http://www.uvm.edu/~nbhspire/?Page=snurf.html
Two summer research programs will be hosted by the University of Vermont. One is funded by NSF and the other by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Both offer generous stipends and housing. Interested students may apply to only one of the two programs. Details available on the website.

SENS Research Foundation (SRF) Summer Scholars Program
http://www.sens.org/education/research-opportunities/srf-summer-scholars-program
Undergraduate students are provided the opportunity to conduct biomedical research under the guidance of a scientific mentor. Paid positions are available at a number of research institutions including Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Stanford University and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Full descriptions of each research project can be found at the website link above.


Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program at Columbia University/Barnard College
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/amgen/
Columbia University and Barnard College offer a summer research program to undergraduate students who are interested in hands-on biology-related laboratory research. The program is competitive with awards based on grades, recommendations, and career plans. Selected students receive a stipend of $4,000, a meal stipend ($500) and housing on the Morningside campus of Columbia University.

Amgen Scholars Program at Harvard
http://uraf.harvard.edu/amgen-scholars
This 10-week faculty mentored summer research program is targeted to students with research interests in the biotechnology fields. The program encourages applications from students whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to biotechnology fields and students from groups underrepresented in the STEM fields. $4,000 stipend, housing and travel costs to Boston, MA are provided.

Amgen Scholars Program at NIH
https://www.training.nih.gov/amgenscholars
Undergraduate students will be matched with a research mentor and participate in a curriculum that will teach leadership skills as well as prepare them for research-oriented careers. Preference will be given to students who lack opportunities to perform independent research during the school year. Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Amgen-UROP Scholars Program at MIT
http://web.mit.edu/urop/amgenscholars/
The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is a competitive program providing the opportunity for undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students work 40 hours per week for nine weeks ($4,320 salary). Housing in an MIT residence hall and a food allowance of $800 are also provided.

Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) – Amgen Scholars Program
http://biosciences.stanford.edu/prospective/diversity/ssrp/
The SSRP-Amgen Scholars program is a research-intensive residential program where students are matched with a member of the Stanford faculty to conduct a research project from a comprehensive list of biological and biomedical science programs. The program encourages applications from students whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field. The program provides a stipend of $3,600 and summer housing, meals and travel to and from Stanford.

Amgen Scholars Program at the University of California, Berkeley
http://amgenscholars.berkeley.edu/
The UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars program is a 10-week summer research program that provides undergraduates the opportunity to work on directly on a research project under the guidance of a UCB faculty member. $5,000 stipend and apartment housing provided as well as travel costs to the UC Berkeley campus.

Amgen Scholars Program at the University of California, Los Angeles
http://www.ugresearchsci.ucla.edu/amgenscholars.htm
The UCLA Amgen Scholars Program pairs students with a UCLA faculty mentor to conduct research in biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering. This competitive program has 15 slots available to non-UCLA undergraduate students. $3,600 stipend for the 10-week program, on-campus housing and some meals provided to selected students.

Amgen Scholars Program at the University of California, San Francisco
http://graduate.ucsf.edu/srtp
The UCSF Amgen Scholars 9-week summer program provides opportunities for undergraduates to conduct research in science and biotechnology under the supervision of UCSF faculty members. Selected students will participate in seminars/lectures and have the opportunity to present their research at the end of the program. Students receive a $4,000 stipend, $500 to cover travel costs to and from San Francisco, and housing.

Amgen Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis
http://dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/SummerResearchforUndergrads/Pages/Amgen-Scholars.aspx
Undergraduates selected for the Amgen Scholars Program at Washington University will engage in an intensive 10-week, independent research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and groups historically underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply. $4,000 stipend and housing provided.

 

• Apply Now for Summer 2016 Research and Internship Opportunities

Undergraduate students who are interested in participating in a summer research or internship program need to plan ahead. December is the time to gather together all the required elements of the applications, including faculty letters of recommendation. All of the exciting summer opportunities listed below have application deadlines in December or January! Don’t miss the opportunity to get research experience.

Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
Deadline: December 16, 2015; http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Undergraduate students receive a $600/week stipend plus travel expenses for a 10-week research experience.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)
Deadline: December 21, 2015; http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy. It is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in STEM fields. The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for minority and female students in these fields, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Selected undergraduates receive a weekly stipend of $600.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
Deadline: January 8, 2016; http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/
The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at one of 17 participating Dept. of Energy laboratories.

Cold Spring Harbor Undergraduate Summer Research Program 2016
Deadline: January 15, 2016; http://www.cshl.edu/education/urp
The URP program is administered by the Watson School of Biological Sciences. It is designed to give students an opportunity to conduct first-rate research under the supervision of senior laboratory staff in the areas of cancer biology, neuroscience, plant biology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics and bioinformatics and genomics. Selected students receive room and board in addition to a $5,000 stipend.

DAAD RISE – Research Internships in Science and Engineering in Germany
Deadline: January 15, 2016; https://www.daad.de/rise/en/
DAAD RISE gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and physics the chance to spend a summer working on research projects with doctoral students at German universities and research institutions. Interested students must first register online between December 1, 2015 and January 15, 2016. Students will then be able to access the internship offers submitted by the doctoral students in Germany prior to completing the application.

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunities at the CDC
Deadline: January 15, 2016; http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/orise.html
Appointments through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program. This is a paid research opportunity for biology and chemistry majors. Stipend of $2,700 per month for undergraduate students.

Summer Undergraduate Course Creating Excellence in Scientific Study (SUCCESS) – The Ohio State University, College of Medicine – Deadline: January 21, 2016
http://medicine.osu.edu/mstp/success-program/Pages/index.aspx
This 10-week research experience is hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). The program encourages applications from students whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field. Applicants must have an expected college graduation date in 2017 or 2018. $3,800 stipend and housing provided.

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program
Deadline: January 22, 2016; http://www.loc.gov/hr/jrfellows/
This 10-week internship program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to explore the environment, culture and collections of the world’s largest and most comprehensive repository of human knowledge. Selected students are provided the opportunity to explore digital initiatives and inventory, catalog, arrange, preserve and research a backlog of special, legal or copyright collections in many different formats. $3,000 stipend.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Internship
Deadline: January 27, 2016; http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh/overview.htm
This is a paid 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment and interested in human health. Interns will participate in a comprehensive program including environmental health project assignments as well as interaction with federal officials and scientists. Interns will be able to attend the many seminars offered by the CDC during the summer. Stipend of approximately $600 per week. Applicants must be rising juniors or rising seniors in Fall 2015. Seniors graduating in Spring 2016 will not be accepted to this program.

Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) – Columbia University
Deadline: January 31, 2016; http://ps.columbia.edu/education/student-life/office-diversity/programs/college-and-post-baccalaureate-students/summer-publ
The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in public health and biomedical science careers. Applicants must have completed at least two years of college. Students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Selected students will be provided with a stipend, housing, and round trip travel.

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships
Deadline: January 31, 2016; http://thinkswiss.tumblr.com/About
ThinkSwiss scholarships support highly motivated undergraduates who are interested in doing research at a public Swiss university or research institute. The scholarship is open to students in all fields. A monthly stipend of approximately $1,100 is provided for a period of 2-3 months.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP)
Deadline: January 31, 2016; http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/crissp/index.php
The CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) is committed to educating and training future leaders in the biomedical sciences, with a special emphasis on advancing laboratory, clinical, behavioral and translational pediatric research. Summer stipend of $4000.

• Apply Now for Summer Research Opportunities

Interested in spending the summer engaged in an exciting research project? There is still time to apply for summer research opportunities in a variety of areas. The programs and opportunities listed below are still accepting applications.

State University of New York Upstate Medical University – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Deadline: February 16, 2015
http://www.upstate.edu/grad/programs/summer.php
This 10-week summer research program is for students majoring in chemistry, biology, or a related field. Applicants should be between their junior and senior years (in Summer 2015) and have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical research. $3,000 stipend and housing provided.

American Heart Assocation, Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 19, 2015
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Founders-Affiliate-Local-Research-Opportunities_UCM_315885_Article.jsp
This program encourages students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Projects related to cardiovascular biology and stroke will be considered. $5,000 fellowship. Student is expected to identify a sponsor with a research laboratory within the Founders Affiliate.

Maryland Sea Grant REU Program
Deadline: February 20, 2015
http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/topics/research-experiences-undergraduates/research-experiences-undergraduates
Fifteen students are selected to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay at one of two University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences laboratories. The program is designed for students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology, and chemistry. $6,000 stipend and housing provided.

NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office – Summer Internships
Deadline: February 20, 2015
http://chesapeakebay.noaa.gov/student-opportunities/chesapeake-bay-internships
Paid undergraduate internships available for Summer 2015. Descriptions of available internships can be found at the above link.

Research Fellowships in Oceanography at University of Rhode Island
Deadline: February 21, 2015
http://surfo.gso.uri.edu/~surfo/index.html
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography program is a 10-week research experience designed for science, math, and engineering students who will be seniors in Fall 2015. Stipend of approximately $5,500.

Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MCOP) Undergraduate Summer Research Internship, Virginia Tech
Deadline: February 27, 2015

http://www.maop.vt.edu/Undergraduate_programs/summer_research.html
Wide variety of academic disciplines; $3,000 stipend, free on-campus room and board.

Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Deadline: February 27, 2015

http://www.medschool.pitt.edu/spaep/application/
Summer research program that pairs rising juniors and seniors with biomedical researchers in a variety of areas. $1,000 stipend, room and board included, and travel assistance provided.

Marine Physical Laboratory Internships at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Deadline: February 27, 2015

http://www.mpl.ucsd.edu/news/mpl.internships.html
10-week summer research internship in marine science and technology; $14/hour compensation.

Center for Security Printing & Anti-Counterfeiting Technology (SPACT) NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
Deadline: February 27, 2015
http://spact-center.org/reu/
This 10-week, NSF sponsored, REU program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research on security printing and anti-counterfeiting technology. Research opportunities in Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Chemistry, Electrical/Computer Engineering, and Computer Science. $5,000 stipend and housing provided.

National Institutes of Health – Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Deadline: March 1, 2015
https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) internship program provides students with an opportunity to work side-by-side with scientists in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. This is a highly competitive program.

Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences REU Program: Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean
Deadline: March 1, 2015
http://www.bigelow.org/education/reu/
This highly competitive, 10-week REU program pairs students with scientist mentors for a hands-on, independent research experience. Housing and $5,000 stipend provided.

Center for Visual Science – Summer Research Fellowship Program, University of Rochester
Deadline: March 1, 2015
http://www.cvs.rochester.edu/training/undergraduate/fellowships/index.html
Students who are juniors (during 2014-15) with an interest in neuroscience, cognitive science, and biomedical science are encouraged to apply for this summer of supervised laboratory training. $3,600 stipend and on-campus housing provided.

Ecology and Evolution in Changing Environments: Mechanisms to Responses – Kansas State University Biology REU Program
Deadline: March 1, 2015
http://www.k-state.edu/reu/REU/index.html
This 10-week program provides undergraduates interested in biological sciences with research experience and professional development under the mentorship of a faculty mentor. $5,000 stipend and housing provided.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Deadline: March 1, 2015

http://www.gradbiomed.pitt.edu/node/268
10-week research experience, with research mentors from Cell Biology, Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Immunology, Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology, Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology, Molecular Pharmacology, and Molecular Virology and Microbiology. Stipend of $3,500; additional funding for housing and travel may also be available.

Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the Environment – University of Stony Brook
Deadline: March 13, 2015
http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/reu/index.html
The summer research experience is for talented undergraduates who are interested in the nanotechnology field. $4,000 stipend, free housing and a meal plan.

Unite for Sight’s Global Impact Corps
Deadline: Rolling, for short term and long term trips throughout the year

http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad
This volunteer abroad opportunity offers a global health experience for students interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship. Global Impact Fellows may elect to participate in the Global Impact Lab research program. Current projects include research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

• Explore Summer Research Opportunities and Apply Now!

Still thinking about your summer plans? Check out these exciting Summer Research opportunities with February application deadlines. Apply now and remember to keep your options open in order to find the best experience for you!

REU Program in Solar and Space Physics – University of Colorado Boulder
Deadline: February 4, 2015
http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/education/reu/
Students work under the direction of scientists from one of a number of participating institutions including Colorado’s Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics and the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s High Altitude Observatory. 8-week program; $500/week stipend and housing provided.

Hartford Hospital Summer Student Pre-Med & Research Program
Deadline: February 4, 2015
http://www.harthosp.org/ResidenciesFellowships/SummerStudentResearchProgram/default.aspx
This 10-week program offers pre-med students an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine. $1,800 award for selected students.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Summer REU Program
Deadline: February 5, 2015
http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-program
Cary Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides the opportunity for 8-12 students each summer to conduct ecology research at a world-class institute. Selected students receive a $6,000 stipend, a $600 food allowance and housing in an Institute dormitory.

University of Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Deadline: February 6, 2015
http://medicine.buffalo.edu/education/undergraduate/sure.html
The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offers a summer undergraduate research program for undergraduate students in their junior year (at the time of application). Offers extended to only 10 students; $3,500 stipend and housing provided.

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)
Deadline: February 9, 2015
http://www.nibib.nih.gov/training-careers/undergraduate-graduate/biomedical-engineering-summer-internship-program-besip
This internship will allow rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD. Stipend of approximately $6,600 for 10 weeks.

American Psychological Association – Summer Science Fellowship Program at George Mason University
Deadline: February 9, 2015
http://www.apa.org/science/resources/ssf/index.aspx
This program gives rising seniors an opportunity to explore the intellectual process of scientific inquiry and to experience cutting-edge psychological research through hands-on laboratory activities. Applicants should be psychology majors; students with related majors may apply if they intend to enter a psychological science graduate program. Summer salary and living expenses provided.

Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST) – Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
Deadline: February 9, 2015
http://sist.fnal.gov/index.php
Fermilab’s SIST program offers 12-week summer internships in science and technology. Internships available in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science offer a chance for students to work with Fermilab scientists or engineers on a project within the context of laboratory research. The internship includes a weekly stipend and local housing subsidy.

American Bar Association – Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science
Deadline: February 15, 2015
http://www.americanbarfoundation.org/fellowships/Call_for_Summer_Research_Diversity_Fellows.html
The summer program is designed to introduce students from diverse backgrounds to the benefits of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. Open to students who will have completed at least two years of undergraduate study by the time the fellowship begins. Selected students will receive a stipend of $3,600.

Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences – Summer Research Program at Tufts University School of Medicine
Deadline: February 15, 2015
http://sackler.tufts.edu/Admissions/Apply-to-Non-Degree-Programs/Building-Diversity-in-Biomedical-Sciences
The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program offers a ten week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD. Participants in the program receive training in written and oral communication of scientific data and learn about careers in biomedical science. Stipend of $4,000 and on-campus housing provided.

Northwestern University – Materials Research Science & Engineering REU
Deadline: February 15, 2015
http://www.mrsec.northwestern.edu/content/educational_programs/reu.htm
REU students will have the opportunity to contribute to a research project led by a center faculty member. Students with an interest in nanomaterials and majoring in a science or engineering field are encouraged to apply. $4,500 stipend.

• Deadlines Approaching for Summer Research Opportunities

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get valuable research experience this summer. Undergraduate students who are interested in participating in a summer research program should be preparing applications and requesting letters of recommendation now! Check out the following summer research programs with fast approaching early February deadlines.

Gerstner Sloan Kettering – Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Deadline: February 1, 2015

http://www.sloankettering.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-program
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering sponsors a 10-week summer research program for undergraduate students who are interested in the biomedical sciences. This is a competitive program that accepts 20 students. Applicants must have research experience. $4,000 stipend and housing provided.

Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Deadline: February 1, 2015

http://www.stjude.org/poe
This program provides a short-term training experience in either laboratory research or clinical research. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor and will participate in the mentor’s ongoing research projects. Qualified students with an interest in cancer research are encouraged to apply. $4,000 stipend provided to selected students.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP)
Deadline: February 1, 2015

http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/crissp/index.php
The CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) is committed to educating and training future leaders in the biomedical sciences, with a special emphasis on advancing laboratory, clinical, behavioral and translational pediatric research. Summer stipend of $4,000.

Environmental Health Research Experience Program, University of Washington
Deadline: February 1, 2015

http://deohs.washington.edu/ehrep
This funded, nine-week, summer research program is for undergraduates with a strong interest in environmental health science research. Undergraduate applicants must be graduating in 2016 or later. $5,200 summer stipend.

NSF-REU Internships in Astronomy – Maria Mitchell Observatory
Deadline: February 1, 2015

http://www.mmo.org/get-involved/internships/reu
Six summer internship positions are available for qualified undergraduate astronomy and physics students. $1,800 per month stipend and housing provided.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – Washington, DC
Deadline: February 1, 2015

http://www.cbpp.org/jobs/index.cfm?fa=internships
Offers internships working on a variety of public policy issues. Areas include Media, Federal Legislation, Health Policy, Housing Policy, International Budget Partnership, Food Assistance, National Budget and Tax Policy, Outreach Campaigns, State Fiscal Project and Welfare Reform and Income Support Division.

Summer Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SNURF) at University of Vermont
Deadline: February 1, 2015

http://www.uvm.edu/~nbhspire/?Page=snurf.html
Two summer research programs will be hosted by the University of Vermont. One is funded by the NSF and the other by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Both offer generous stipends and housing. Interested students may apply to only one of the two programs.

Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)-Amgen Scholars Program
Deadline: February 2, 2015

http://ssrp.stanford.edu/
The SSRP-Amgen Scholars program is a research-intensive program where students are matched with a member of the Stanford faculty to conduct a research project from a comprehensive list of biological and biomedical science programs. The program encourages applications from students whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field. $3,600 stipend, housing and meals provided.

Amgen Scholars Program at NIH
Deadline: February 2, 2015

https://www.training.nih.gov/amgenscholars
Undergraduate students will be matched with a research mentor and participate in a curriculum that will teach leadership skills as well as prepare them for research-oriented careers. Preference will be given to students who lack opportunities to perform independent research during the school year. Students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Amgen-UROP Scholars Program at MIT
Deadline: February 2, 2015

http://web.mit.edu/urop/amgenscholars/
The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is a competitive program providing the opportunity for undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students work 40 hours per week for nine weeks ($4,320 salary). Housing in an MIT residence hall and a food allowance of $800 are also provided.

Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program at Columbia University/Barnard College
Deadline: February 2, 2015

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/amgen/
Columbia University and Barnard College offer a summer research program to undergraduate students who are interested in hands-on biology-related laboratory research. The program is competitive with awards based on grades, recommendations, and career plans. Selected students receive a stipend of $4,000, a meal stipend ($500) and housing on the Morningside campus of Columbia University.

SENS Research Foundation (SRF) Summer Scholars Program
Deadline: February 2, 2015

http://www.sens.org/education/research-opportunities/srf-summer-scholars-program
Undergraduate students are provided the opportunity to conduct biomedical research under the guidance of a scientific mentor. Paid positions are available at a number of research institutions including Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Stanford University and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Full descriptions of each research project can be found at the website link above.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Summer Intern Program
Deadline: February 2, 2015

http://hea-www.harvard.edu/REU/REU.html
The SAO Summer Intern Program is an REU program where selected students work on astrophysics research projects with an SAO/Harvard scientist. Stipend and housing provided.

Additional information on off-campus research opportunities is available here.

• 2014 UConn-TIP Bioscience & STEM Summer Research Intern Program

TIPStudentThe UConn-TIP Bioscience & STEM Summer Research Intern Program provides mentored summer research internships in University of Connecticut Technology Incubation Program (TIP) companies. TIP companies are pursuing R&D in biotechnology, engineering, chemistry, computer sciences, and more. Internships can involve research in the laboratory as well as in business-related research.

The program will place interns in TIP companies at Storrs, Farmington, and Avery Point TIP locations in summer 2014. The 10 week-long internships will begin May 27 and end Aug 1. Interns will receive a stipend of $3,200.

The program is accepting applications from UConn undergraduate students and recent UConn graduates (within 6 months of graduation) who are Connecticut residents. International students are not eligible to apply. The program is open to all majors including STEM as well as Business fields. The application deadline is February 24. Early application is recommended.

Interns will be selected based on academic qualifications, research experience, and interest. Interns will attend a weekly seminar series, and will present the results of their summer project at a TIP Research Symposium, and at UConn’s Frontiers in Undergraduate Research.

Support for the program is provided by TIP host companies and participating UConn partners including the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the School of Engineering, the School of Business, the McNair Scholars Program with the Center for Academic Programs , the UCHC Health Careers Opportunity Program, the Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Center for Career Development.

For more information and to apply please see the UConn-TIP Bioscience & STEM Summer Research Intern Program page.

 

Profiles in Undergrad Research: Devin Chaloux

Devin Chaloux. Photo by Frank DahlmeyerDevin Chaloux (2010) came to the University of Connecticut with plans for eventually becoming a band teacher.  “But when I got here, I took a mandatory course on music theory designed to broaden student understanding on the subject of music,” says Chaloux, who will be the student speaker at the School of Fine Arts’ undergraduate commencement ceremony. “I was hooked.”
Music theory is the study of the science of music, explains Chaloux. Theorists break down compositions to their basic components in order to understand how and why music works the way it does. “In chemistry there are molecules; in physics there are atoms,” says Chaloux. “With music theory, the basic building blocks that you’re working with are the single notes of a piece.”
Chaloux decided to come to UConn after a stellar piano audition that left him feeling comfortable with the faculty who would later become his close advisors. He studied piano with professors Neal Larrabee and Minyoung Lee, and composition with Professor Kenneth Fuchs. He is graduating this semester with a Bachelor of Music degree in music theory.
One of 24 University Scholars graduating this year, Chaloux developed a senior project titled “A Theoretical and Analytical Approach to Poetry by Emily Dickinson through Composition.” The project allowed Chaloux to work with faculty from both the Department of Music in the School of Fine Arts and the Department of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

“I worked with Professor David Abraham from CLAS to really read into the poetry and develop my own interpretations of the texts,” says Chaloux. “At the same time, I was working closely with Dr. Kenneth Fuchs to create compositions for voice and piano, using Emily Dickinson’s poetry for the text of the songs.”

Chaloux’s project was performed on March 28. He has since been accepted to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he will be working towards a master’s degree in music theory. He hopes to someday earn a doctorate in music theory and become a tenure-track professor.

“I started out wanting to teach band,” says Chaloux. “I never dreamed that I’d wind up where I am today.”

Adapted from a UConn Today story by Timothy Stobierski.

Profiles in Undergrad Research: Alexis Cordone

Alexis Cordone '14 (CLAS) and her research mentor Clare Costley King'oo, assistant professor of English. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)Alexis Cordone ’14 (CLAS) and her research mentor Clare Costley King’oo, assistant professor of English. (Ariel Dowski ’14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Protestants and Catholics waged bloody wars over doctrinal differences during the Reformation, but an undergraduate research project shows they shared similar views about hell. In a historical study comparing how eternal damnation was depicted in centuries-old religious texts, Alexis Cordone 2014 (CLAS), a religious studies major, found more similarities than differences between the two denominations.

Cordone attributes this unexpected convergence to the fact that what the two groups were reading about hell was virtually the same material.  She cites, for example, “a sixteenth-century devotional handbook that was first published by a Jesuit [Catholic],” and then “republished by a Protestant.” Investigating the two versions of the handbook in detail, Cordone says she began to notice that “most of the content about hell in the second publication was exactly the same as that in the original.”

During this historical period, when opposing religious powers were engaged in a struggle across much of Europe, such re-publication methods led to a surprising degree of “ecumenical” thought. This continuity “was not what I would have expected for works written about such a controversial topic during the Reformation,” says Cordone.

Cordone’s opportunity to examine early printed books in detail and uncover insights into what scholars know about the Reformation period, comes thanks to a UConn program that funds undergraduate research in the social sciences, humanities, and arts.

UConn’s Office of Undergraduate Research has taken the initiative to promote and support early career undergraduate research such as Cordone’s. The Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) program encourages a research partnership between a student and faculty member, which exposes the student to research in these disciplines and provides the faculty member with an apprentice for their professional projects.

The program was initiated in 2010 by Lynne Goodstein, associate vice provost for enrichment programs and director of the Honors Program, and the then-director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Jennifer Lease-Butts, to promote research experience in the early stages of students’ undergraduate careers in the social sciences, humanities, and arts.

Attention to early career research is beneficial for students in the long run, says the current program coordinator of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Gwen Pearson. “The fact that SHARE is specifically for early students makes it unique,” she says. “It’s usually been juniors and seniors that are heavily involved in research. There’s recognition now that if you help freshman and sophomores get ready for that, then they will have an even better experience.”

Early career research is also crucial in preparing students in the social sciences, humanities, and arts for competitive research grants against candidates in the hard sciences who have been exposed to research early on in laboratory courses.

“The students who were able to start in labs in their freshman and sophomore year, by the time they were writing a proposal for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fund grant they were more grounded in their work and able to discuss methodology with more authority,” Goodstein says. “We thought that [SHARE] was the equivalent of the lab experiences students in the sciences had.”

Another rewarding feature of the SHARE program is the opportunity faculty members and students have to establish a working partnership. “The research proposal is jointly submitted by the faculty member and the student,” says Goodstein. “[What’s great] about being a faculty member working with ambitious students is the personal satisfaction you get from being able to watch the student develop.”

Clare Costley King’oo, associate director of graduate studies and assistant professor in the English department, agrees that the partnership is a rewarding one. “Training an undergraduate apprentice is no doubt challenging. But the benefits far outweigh the costs,” says King’oo who mentored Cordone in her immersion into Reformation literature.

For her part, Cordone is grateful for the opportunity to help with researching literature relevant to the Protestant Reformation. “It’s given me a better understanding of the development of modern Catholic and Protestant teachings,” she says. “I am also gaining a lot of firsthand experience in understanding the course and development of a research project in the humanities.”

Undergraduate research is intense: for many students, it opens up a whole new world of information they did not know was available to them, notes King’oo. “These grants enable undergraduate students to get a better picture, early on in their careers, of the kind of work we non-scientists do as scholars,” she says. “I hope, in particular, that it will persuade some undergraduates to prepare for graduate work in the social sciences, humanities, and arts.”

Stephanie Godbout, one of last year’s SHARE recipients, is enthusiastic about the research she conducted with mentor JoAnn Robinson, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Godbout’s project was a study of the relationships formed within the JumpStart program between mentors and preschool children. She too says that the partnership opened her eyes to the research opportunities available in the social sciences.

“Prior to my involvement in the SHARE program, I had little knowledge of how research in the social sciences was conducted,” she says. “The program gave me the opportunity to learn how to develop a research question, design a study, collect and analyze data, and ultimately complete a cohesive thesis. In addition, it allowed me to form wonderful relationships with my thesis supervisor, graduate students, and fellow undergraduate researchers.”

As for the impact of the program, King’oo says, “I would certainly recommend the experience – not just to faculty members, but to students, too.”

Applications for the 2013 SHARE program will be available for students and faculty on August 30, 2012. Applications are due in October and winners will be announced in December.

 

Adapted from a UConn Today story by Lynnette Repollet

Profiles in Undergrad Research: Danielle Millar

Danielle Millar '12 (NUR). (Max Sinton/UConn Photo)Nursing students do research too–here’s an example!  Danielle received a 2011 SURF award from the Office of Undergraduate Research.

At the cusp of graduation, nursing senior Danielle Millar (Nursing 2012) has learned to balance academic and social excellence.  She entered the School of Nursing during her freshman year at UConn. “I wanted to be a nurse, because it’s a great integration of science and medicine and social skills,” she says. “You have to have the knowledge to ask difficult questions and genuinely care about the answers you get.”

But Millar wasn’t always so gregarious. “I was a much more reserved person when I came to UConn,” she recalls. Looking back on her growth as a student and the challenges she has conquered in her four years as an undergraduate, she says it wasn’t always easy. It’s clear, however, that she has overcome the initial anxiety she felt when she embarked on her college career.

A student in the Honors Program, Millar has spent the past two years researching the effects of omega-3 fatty acids in treating the symptoms of PMS. Working with her mentor Michelle Judge, she solicited participants from across the University to participate in her research, coordinating more than 50 volunteers. Now that her study is complete and her findings in, Millar is hard at work preparing poster presentations and writing her senior thesis.

In addition to nursing and academics, Millar has been an avid dancer since childhood. She has spent the past four years as a member of the UConn Dance Company, as both dancer and choreographer. “I was in the first generation able to spend all four years in the company,” she says. “We helped to create a lot of structure and set the company up for success.” Millar studies all types of dance, from ballet to jazz, and works at a dance studio in Ellington instructing young ballerinas.

Millar is excited to graduate and begin work as a full-time nurse. A recent summer internship at the UConn Health Center has her eager for the future. Her success was recognized by the School of Nursing this year, when she received the Undergraduate Senior Woman Award in April.

Adapted from a UConn Today story by Devin O’Hara