Other Undergraduate Research Opportunities

NEW!!! 2014 Marine Technology Society Scholarship Program – Applications Due April 15, 2014! -The Marine Technology Society Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate students interested in Marine Engineering. The Marine Technology Society is a not-for-profit professional society of ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators. The application due date is April 15, 2014. For more information about the scholarship and how to apply, visit their website at, https://www.mtsociety.org/education/scholarships.aspx.


The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate, recent graduates, and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hand-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.  Download flyer here.


SynBERC Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Synthetic Biology

SynBERC runs a nine-week summer research program that provides undergraduates with basic training in lab fundamentals, exposes them to core concepts of synthetic biology, and engages them in mentored research in the collaborative environments of individual faculty labs. Participants spend the first week in aLab Fundamentals Bootcamp that covers basic lab and research skills, and the following eight weeks in mentored research in a SynBERC faculty lab. A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow serves as the student’s research mentor throughout the summer. Students spend at least 40 hours a week on their research project. At the end of the summer, each student produces a written report or a poster outlining his/her research results. Selected students receive a weekly stipend and college course credit. Limited funding is available for housing/travel subsidies.  Learn more here.


The NSF Science & Technology Centers (STCs) Undergraduate Research Experiences offered through many of the Centers are excellent opportunities to gain hands-on research experience in a cutting-edge field. Each Center has a specific research focus, but as a whole, our programs include such fields as biological sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering, geosciences, mathematical and physical sciences. These Centers are located at prestigious research universities across the United States.  Two examples are below; download the entire list of STC REU opportunities here.

TRUST REU: http://www.truststc.org/education/reu/index.html

The Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) is focused on the development of cyber security science and technology that will radically transform the ability of organizations to design, build, and operate trustworthy information systems for the nation’s critical infrastructure. TRUST is addressing technical, operational, legal, policy, and economic issues affecting security, privacy, and data protection as well as the challenges of developing, deploying, and using trustworthy systems.
Aimee Tabor, Education Director, aimeet@eecs.berkeley.edu

E3S REU Program: http://www.e3s-center.org/education/edu-ugrad-appl.htm

The E3S team, led by the University of California, Berkeley and in partnership with faculty members at MIT, Stanford, Contra Costa College, Los Angeles Trade Technical College and the University of Texas at El Paso, is taking on the challenge of increasing the energy efficiency of electronic information-processing equipment.  E3S will research concepts and scientific principles that could enable a few millivolt electronic switch as a successor to the transistor, laying the foundation for a million-fold reduction in power consumption by electronics.

Sharnnia Artis, Education and Outreach Director, sartis@eecs.berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Research Contact Information

Richard Harris
Asst. Dean of Academic Scholarship, Mentoring and Outreach
Director, NUPRIME (Northeastern University Program In Multicultural Engineering)
220 Snell Engineering Center
College of Engineering
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
617-373-5904 (P)
617-373-8504 (F)
Email: ri.harris@neu.edu

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