2011 Summer Opportunities for Internships
Student Genetic Data Management
Requisition Number: 1346
A student position providing assistance with managing data is available in the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Canine Behavior. Responsibilities include:
Assisting with maintaining and reporting on genetic data
Assisting with application and database development and support utilizing any or all of the following technologies: WinForms, WebForms, SQL Server 2005/2008, SQL Server Reporting Services, Silverlight, WPF, and VB.Net
Assisting with other activities related to data management.
Lab: Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Canine Behavior
Student must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university; have completed two to four years of course work (equivalent to 48 or more credit hours) with a major in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or a related field; have excellent oral and written communication skills; and be proficient with computer office applications (i.e., Microsoft Office) including knowledge of Microsoft VB. Net and SQL reporting tools. Prefer student with SQL Server database development skills and fluency in C++ programming language is advantageous.
Perrigo Undergraduate Fellowship at the University of Michigan.
In this 10-week program, fellows will work side-by-side with our faculty here at the Life Sciences Institute in developing and exploring their own research focus, which will be presented to other fellows and colleagues at the Perrigo Symposium, concluding the Fellowship. A $3,000 stipend is provided, as well as additional monetary housing support. Mmore information can also be found at:
Life Sciences Institute, Administrative Assistant
School of Literature, Science & the Arts, Microbiology Concentration
University of Michigan, 2011
The Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan
For the third year in a row Calvin's Biology department and the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan are providing a wonderful research opportunity for Calvin students. Dr. Dan Michele, a Calvin grad who coordinates the summer program, has made arrangements to guarantee the acceptance of 2 Calvin students into their summer programs. U of M pays the stipend of one student and Calvin the other. Detailed information from Dr. Michele and a website are posted below.
Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. This collection of laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms, gastrointestinal physiology including digestive diseases, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, renal and pulmonary function, muscle contractile mechanisms, ion channels and neurophysiology.
The stipend for 2011 will be $4,200 for twelve weeks of full-time work from May 31 to August 19. The start and/or end date of the fellowship may be shifted slightly to accommodate overlap with the academic year at your institution, if necessary. There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.
The deadline for the online application is February 18, 2011. The online applications are available at https://www.physiology.med.umich.edu/programs/undergraduate/mipsrf/
Daniel Michele, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
7732C Medical Science II
1301 E Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0622
P: 734-764-5738 F: 734-936-8813
Lab Website: http://sitemaker.umich.edu/michelelab
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
We’re looking for summer interns to work with world-class scientists on cutting edge research! The Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory offer several programs for undergraduate students in STEM fields to participate in a summer internship. Three of the undergraduate programs are highlighted below. For a full list of programs, including others for grad students, faculty, postdocs, and other recent graduates, visit our website at http://www.orau.org/ornl. We hope you will share this information with your students.
Department of Energy (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) The DOE SULI program is a nationwide undergraduate internship experience that occurs at a National Laboratory. The program is open to undergraduate students that are either U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Students must have completed the first semester of college. Applications open on May 1 for a fall internship, September 1 for a spring internship, and October 1 for a 10 week summer internship. Priority deadline for summer 2011 applicants: February 1. Please choose Oak Ridge National Laboratory as your first choice.
Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) This program is open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an A.S. or B.S. degree program with a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0, including those who have completed a B.S. within the past year. Opportunities are available for 10 or more weeks during the summer term; some sabbatical appointments lasting 6 to 12 months, plus some intermittent appointments, also are available. Priority suggested deadline period for summer 2011 applicants: February 1 – March 31.
Department of Energy (DOE) Community College Institute (CCI) This program places students from community colleges into paid internships across the country at a DOE National Laboratory. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories’ research programs. The CCI program is open to both U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents during the summer term for 10 weeks for students currently in working toward a STEM related degree at community college and with at least one semester completed. Priority deadline for summer 2011 applicants: February 1. Please choose Oak Ridge National Laboratory as your first choice.
For more information on all the Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clark University NSF REU Site program, called "Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO)."
**Applications for the 8-week summer 2011 program are due Mon Feb 14 (all materials can be emailed to me).**
Materials are found at our URL: http://hero.clarku.edu
We study the causes, patterns, and consequences of changes in forest and urban land uses, using an inter-disciplinary approach that includes social science (eg, using interviews), geographical information science (eg, using remote sensing/GIS), and landscape ecology (eg, using forest mensuration). We spend a lot of time on professional development skills, too.
For the past 7 years, our students have had a lot of fun in this summer experience. We hope you will show our URL to your students! Many thanks in advance for passing this info along.
Colin Polsky, PhD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research & Active Pedagogy
Associate Professor of Geography
Director, HERO NSF REU Site Program
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2011 International REU Site Program in Ghana
Kellogg Biological Station has 12 positions this summer for undergraduates to participate in ecological research.
All of these are PAID opportunities:
$4,250--$4500 stipend plus FREE room and board for the summer.
*Application deadlines for REUs are February 15th, 2011*
REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Opportunities for 2011 include:
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC)
•Drought tolerance and productivity of switchgrass clones
•Water implications of biofuel crop systems
•Grazing vs. harvesting: impacts on diversity and productivity in managed grasslands
•Drought, dormancy, and diversity: microbial ecology of a biofuels landscape
Bio/computational Evolution in Action CONsortium (BEACON)
•Rapid evolution of the legume-rhizobium mutualism in response to N-deposition
•Ecological genetics and natural selection in plants
•Rapid evolution in phytoplankton in response to rising temperatures
•Signaling and Selection in Damselflies
NSF Long Term Ecological Research Program:
•Investigating novel crop mixtures for perennializing agriculture
•Effects of landscape coarseness on Carabid dispersal and persistence in agroecosystems
•Linking sociological research and science communication in agricultural systems
•Biological invasions: The role of species interactions and genetic variation
Please visit our website for details and application forms:
http://www.kbs.msu.edu/education/internships-reu/nsf-reus-for-undergrads or http://bit.ly/KBSREU
Undergraduates at KBS will be part of a lively research community.
Students will receive training in many facets of the research process, and work closely with a mentor-scientist.
Questions? Please contact: KBSsummer@kbs.msu.edu
University of California, Berkeley's 2011 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Deadline for students to apply is February 1, 2011.
SROP offers students opportunities for faculty-mentored research in the fields of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Planetary Science, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. The eight-week program will be held on the UC Berkeley campus from June 5 through July 30, 2011. Participants are provided with round-trip airfare, room & board, stipend, graduate school preparation workshops, GRE prep course, UCB application fee waiver, and more.
Basic eligibility requirements include: U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status; sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior status; a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA; demonstrated potential for success and an interest in pursuing graduate study. The SROP selection committee follows a comprehensive review and weighs each applicant's academic and personal achievements, preparation for research, and the availability of faculty mentors in their field of interest.
You may access the 2011 program description and application online at: http://grad.berkeley.edu/diversity/srop.shtml
If you have additional questions, please contact the Graduate Diversity Program at (510) 643-6010, or email us at email@example.com.
Institutes for Training in Biostatistics
Eight Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) are scheduled for the summer of 2011. SIBS are open to all US undergraduate and beginning graduate students (US citizens or permanent residents) and are sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources. The programs have been very successful, but space is limited!
The program flyer (http://www.stat.ncsu.edu/sibs/SIBSbrochure_2011.pdf) explains that SIBS is offered at eight sites: Boston University, Emory University, University of Iowa, North Carolina State University-Duke Clinical Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Florida, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Further details are given at the individual websites listed on the flyer.
SIBS introduces quantitatively oriented participants to Biostatistics. Students learn about the applications of statistical methods to biomedical research through coursework and hands-on experience working with real data collected in major clinical studies. Each of the program sites has its own unique features, but they all have a well-conceived, balanced agenda and an outstanding staff of dedicated investigators and professors. No specific training in statistics is required as a prerequisite.
Participants receive college credit that can transfer back to their home institutions. All costs are covered including tuition, housing, and all meals. Students may apply to more than one program, but should accept only one.
For more information, including dates for summer 2011 and online applications to individual programs, please visit our program web sites:
University of Iowa
NC State University - Duke Clinical Research Institute
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Florida
Washington University - St. Louis
University of Wisconsin
The University of Michigan’s Life Sciences Institute is once again offering the Perrigo Undergraduate Summer Fellowship. The 10-week program provides an opportunity for undergraduates currently enrolled in any Michigan university or college to work side-by-side with world class researchers at the LSI. The Program, which takes place from June 6 - August 12, 2011, also provides a $3,000 stipend as well as housing support.
The application deadline is March 4, 2011.
If you have any questions concerning the program, please contact Jamie L. Yost at 734-615-9787 or, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the program website, which includes links to the application and reference form at http://www.lsi.umich.edu/scientific-initiatives/perrigo.
The Perrigo Summer Fellowship at the University of Michigan is an unmatched learning experience that will, with no doubt, challenge and progress each fellow intellectually and academically. Your help is a crucial to the Perrigo Summer Fellowship. Thank you for your much needed cooperation and assistance.
MURF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at email@example.com or (626) 395-2887.
The MURF program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented students (such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American, females who are underrepresented in their discipline, and first-generation college students) in science and engineering Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
Support: MURF students will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. Additional housing and travel support may be provided.
Application: Online applications are due January 12, 2011.
For more information, please visit www.murf.caltech.edu
AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.
Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-trip air
transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.
Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2011.
For more information, please visit www.amgenscholars.caltech.edu
California Institute of Technology
Mail Code 330-87
Pasadena, CA 91125
Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the Synchrotron Radiation Center (SRC) for the summer of 2011. This program provides a financially supported opportunity for undergraduates to experience science research at an NSF funded national light source.
A flyer announcing the program is available on the SRC-REU website at: http://www.src.wisc.edu/outreach/reu/2011/SRC-REU_Flyer_2011.pdf. Deadline for applying to the program is February 15, 2011.
More information about the SRC can be found on the SRC website at http://www.src.wisc.edu.
Thanks, Chris Moore, SRC-REU Coordinator
Synchrotron Radiation Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
P.S. This is a one-time mailing announcing the summer 2011 program.
For more information including eligibility requirements, abstracts of previous projects, and a flyer about the program, visit our website at http://www.src.wisc.edu/outreach/reu/.
The deadline for applying to the program is February 15, 2011.
Washington University : THREE summer research programs: Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP); Cell & Developmental Biology Research Apprenticeship Program (CD-BioRAP); and the AMGEN Scholars Program.
All three programs are a joint effort of the WUStL’s Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences and the Medical Scientist Training Program. They have the following elements in common:
- 10 weeks of independent research in a lab located at WUStL, WUStL School of Medicine, or the Missouri Botanical Garden
- Weekly journal clubs and scientific seminars
- Workshops on career development, ethics, presentation skills and scientific writing
- Mock Interviews and individualized career advising
- Presentation of work at a summer-ending research symposium.
- Community service project
- $4,000 stipend for the summer. We provide housing at no cost, so that is $4,000 cash money, in the participant’s pocket
- Travel covered to and from St. Louis
- Travel funds to present work at scientific meeting
- A genuine MCAT or GRE prep course. This is not a workshop, but a full-blown course taught on weekends by a professional test prep company. Students keep the materials and have access to the test bank for a year. This is provided at no cost to the student.
Why three program? Well, we have 3 different funding sources, and these benefactors have different ideas about what a summer research program should look like. The most important differences are: AMGEN Scholars and CD-BioRAP are limited to US citizens & permanent residents, while BioMedRAP is open to all; CD-BioRAP and AMGEN do not require prior research experience, while BioMedRAP expects that individuals will have had two semesters or summers of research. Please note that all programs are aimed at individuals who are seriously committed to careers in research and plan to earn a PhD or MD-PhD. Individuals interested solely in medical careers should not apply. Participants in these programs have gone on to the best PhD and MSTP programs in the country, including Stanford, UCSF, WUStL, Chicago, Hopkins, Penn, Cornell, Yale, Harvard, etc.
Applications are available online now and completed applications will be accepted until January 31 for CD-BioRAP and BioMedRAP and February 1 for Amgen Scholars Program. For more information please or go to our website at http://biomedrap.wustl.edu , or contact Rochelle Smith at 314-362-7963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. The web site includes numerous research opportunities at the School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic.
Feel free to pass along this message to your advisees. Specific questions about a research opportunity should be sent directly to the program’s office.
Undergraduate Summer Research Link: http://casemed.case.edu/admissions/research/summer_programs.cfm
Information about our School and MD Tracks: http://casemed.case.edu/admissions/
Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama offers Marine Science Fellowships.
Funded by the National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, seven undergraduate fellowships will be offered during the 2011 summer semester at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Undergraduates in their junior and senior years with interests in marine science, biology, chemistry, geology and environmental sciences can apply to this REU Program. The selected students will be provided stipends of $5,400 will be provided for the full-time program. In addition, students will be provided on-campus housing and a good allowance. Students from outside the Mobile area can apply for limited travel assistance (up to $400.00).
For further information on the DISL Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, please see the following links:
Applicants are required to submit 1) application, on-line suggested; 2) Official college transcripts of all completed work; 3) *Two letters of recommendation; 4) *a statement of career and research interest. Students wishing to participate in the REU program are required to submit applications and all requirements by February 11, 2011. (*Items can be email to email@example.com.)
For further information, please contact the University Programs Registrar, Sally Brennan, (251 861-2141, ext. 2256).
The University of Washington (UW) is pleased to announce the 2011 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology.
Program dates are June 20th - August 19th, 2011 and the application deadline is Tuesday, February 1, 2011. The University of Washington welcomes applications from all eligible students and appreciates if you would forward this information to your colleagues and students.
For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
UW Amgen Scholars Program Website at: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/amgen
UW Amgen Scholars Program
University of Tennessee: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates - Sensing and Signaling
Contact: Dr. Cynthia B. Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates: June 6 through July 29
Benefits: $3200 stipend, housing, insurance and travel allowance.
The Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is hosting a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates with the theme of “Sensing and Signaling.” It is open to current sophomores and juniors, and priority given to juniores. The program runs from from June 6 through July 29, 2011. This comes with a nice stipend for the summer, and housing on campus (which you would not need I suppose). Note that the official deadline March 30,.
Here is the link with information and application instructions and I am also attaching the flyer:
UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program
An Undergraduate Summer Research Program
in Science and Biotechnology
The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. This program provides outstanding science undergraduates with research experience and increases participants’ competitiveness as candidates for admission to prestigious graduate and professional institutions. Additionally, this program encourages participants to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and research careers in the sciences and biotechnology. Applicants from diverse populations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
2011 Program Dates: May 30 - August 5, 2011
The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology
The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in mentored, independent research at the Harvard Forest. Harvard Forest research focuses on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvesting, wildlife dynamics, and invasive organisms. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, computer science, land-use history, aquatic and wetlands ecology, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, conservation biology, and atmosphere-biosphere exchanges.
Students live on the Harvard Forest campus for 11 weeks, participating in ongoing research projects with researchers from Harvard University, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Marine Biological Laboratory’s Ecosystem Center, and other collaborators. Responsibilities may include field sampling, laboratory studies, data analysis and scientific writing.
In addition, the program includes many events to help introduce students to professional careers in ecology and conservation. Students attend weekly seminars given by nationally known scientists, participate in discussions about ethics in science, contribute to a service project, and attend workshops on graduate school preparation, giving scientific presentations, and scientific writing. Students also have many opportunities to explore New England on the weekends. Past groups have camped on Lake Champlain in Vermont, traveled to the shores of Acadia National Park in Maine, seen the Red Sox play in Boston, and hiked up Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.
Interested Applicants (Eligibility, Benefits, and Deadlines)
The Harvard Forest Summer Program in Ecology is open to undergraduates or recently-graduated students. Significant past experience in ecological research is not required – only an enthusiasm to learn. Some projects might require students to have completed coursework in ecology, chemistry, computer science, or statistics.
Students receive many benefits from the Program:
- Stipend of $5280 for the 11-week session
- Free furnished housing at Fisher House or Raup House
- Free full meal plan
- Travel reimbursement for one round trip to the Forest (federal grant restrictions apply).
- Students applying from institutions other than Harvard University
Biotechnology REU at Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University seeks talented science students to participate in its summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in investigative biotechnology. We hope that you will encourage interested students to apply. Our preference is for 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. We especially encourage applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate education in the biological sciences.
Thirteen faculty members in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Computer Science will serve as mentors to accepted students. These students will gain much. Academically, students will be trained in research techniques, participate in exciting research (students can chose from over nineteen projects), and gain valuable presentation skills. Additionally, students will benefit from a series of workshops exploring ethics and preparing students to apply for and succeed in graduate school. Practically, students will receive a stipend of $480 per week, free housing, meal and travel allowances, and lab supplies.
Students can find more information and application instructions at
http://www.wku.edu/biotechreu. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 4, 2011. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Dr. Shivendra Sahi (email@example.com), Dr. Rodney King (firstname.lastname@example.org), or myself (email@example.com).
Audra Jennings, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Undergraduate Research
Western Kentucky University
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), with funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), offers summer research experiences in programs designed to give undergraduates an opportunity to learn and become active participants in basic biological and biomedical research.
The Summer of 2011 will be the 59th Anniversary of Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Research Experience for Undergraduates. This is a program designed for college juniors who will benefit from an intensive pre-graduate (PhD) research experience. We are interested in all applicants including those from non-research universities who have had limited opportunities to participate in research, under-represented minority students and students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The program will run from June 6 - August 12, 2011. Download the application (http://roswellpark.edu/sites/default/files/Summer-Program-College-Application.pdf ).
National Cancer Institute - (15 fellowships)Current junior standing (member of the Class of 2012).
Student career goals should focus on achieving a graduate or professional degree in the biomedical or natural sciences.
Selected participants receive a $3,500 stipend plus room.
USA citizen or permanent residents only.
CURE - Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences - (5 fellowships) Current junior standing (member of the Class of 2012).
Student career goals should focus on achieving a graduate or professional degree in the biomedical or natural sciences.
Selected participants receive a $3,500 stipend plus room.
USA citizen or permanent residents only. Must be from a minority group (e.g. African American, Hispanic American, Native American Indian).
The major objectives of the program are (1) to introduce you to scientific research through a project supervised by graduate faculty members, (2) to help you develop your own philosophy of science, (3) to give you an opportunity to discover and experience the graduate student lifestyle, and (4) if you have not already decided on a field of specialization, to aid in selecting your PhD program. Selected students will be assigned to laboratories of graduate professors in molecular biology, biophysics, genetics, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, biochemistry, immunology, or pharmacology as your choice of research interest and training indicate.
The program is held each summer for 10 weeks. Each student works on an independent research project under the guidance of RPCI scientific staff and spends time attending various seminars. All students present their research results (oral & poster) during a scientific conference held at the end of the program.
Applications are accepted from students who have completed their junior year in college (Class of 2012) and have demonstrated a high ability and interest in a scientific career. The program is held each summer for 10 weeks. Each student works on an independent research project under the guidance of RPCI scientific staff and spends time attending various seminars. All students present their research results (oral & poster) during a scientific conference held at the end of the program.
Completed applications, including a $10 application fee, must be received by February 1. Applicants should send the fee, application, essay, resume, transcripts, and recommendation together in one envelope. The transcript should include your Freshman, Sophomore and first semester Junior year grades. Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants will be notified of their status starting in mid-March. In the Summer of 2010, 23 of 82 applications were selected.
Competitive stipends and room/board allowances are offered to admitted students. Out-of-town students are housed at Canisius College ( http://www.canisius.edu/reslife/eastwood.asp ) in townhouse style apartments. The college is two miles from the Roswell Park Campus on the major metro rail and bus lines.
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University is pleased to announce the 2011 Undergraduate Summer Research Internship in the plant sciences.
The program is designed for outstanding undergraduates majoring in one of the life sciences and who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in plant biology, plant pathology, or weed science. This year we are encouraging students to contact any of our faculty for a potential research project. More information is available online at www.ag.purdue.edu/btny/pages/srp.aspx.
Assistance with transportation to and from Purdue University, University housing and a $3,600 living allowance are provided. The dates of the program are June 1 – July 30, 2011, but vary depending on the project. Application deadline is February 14, 2011.
Peter Goldsbrough, Professor and Head
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Professional Internship Program – for undergraduate and graduate students and Post Bachelor’s
To learn more about core R & D capabilities and facilities of NETL’s locations in Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA, and Albany, OR, click on the links below.
Application is always open.
The Scholars Program requires a ten-week commitment during the summer. Scholars will spend the vast majority of their time in the laboratory. There they will work on a research project while receiving guidance and supervision from the laboratory head or a senior member of the lab. Other activities include a weekly lunch where students can share ideas and discuss individual projects and experiments. In addition, Scholars will be required to attend weekly scientific seminars on an array of research topics. At the completion of the program, students will present their work both to their own labs at a lab meeting and to all Institute members at a poster session.
To be considered for the program, students should have completed 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework (i.e. completed their sophomore or junior years) with at least a 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in a degree-granting program in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, physics, computing, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.
Each Scholar will receive a $4,000 stipend, as well as compensation for travel. Non-Kansas City area residents will be provided housing.
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research boasts a beautiful campus, a cafeteria, gym facilities, and an espresso bar. Amongst other things, Kansas City is well known for its barbecue, an expansive farmer’s market, and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, which is within walking distance from the Institute.
To apply, the following items must be submitted by February 1st, 2011:
- Pre-employment & Certification Form
- Two 350-word essays:
- Describe a Stowers research lab that interests you and why
- Describe one experiment you did in a laboratory setting that impressed you and why
- Official transcript of all undergraduate courses
- A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from advisors
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to:
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Attn: Stowers Scholars Program
1000 E. 50th St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
Plant Genomics Researchers at Michigan State University collaborate on a summer training program for students enrolled in undergraduate studies in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering and computational sciences. The ten week program is designed to give students experience in the theory and practice of genomics and includes a wide variety of projects and participating laboratories. While the main emphasis is on gaining laboratory experience, the ten week program includes informal lectures from faculty and social activities.
Application deadline: March 12To learn more and for application materials go to Internships.