Other Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology at UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2014 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus. Program dates are June 2 – August 8, 2014 and the application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2014. For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
The Earth Observing Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research is seeking applicants for our 2014 Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research (SUPER). The program is open to undergraduate students enrolled in engineering or engineering-related disciplines at accredited U.S. colleges and universities. However, note that some internship projects may require that the intern be
(a) a U.S. citizen;
(b) lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or
(c) a protected individual as defined by 8 USC1324b(a)(3).
We will be hiring four to five students for SUPER internships during the summer of 2014, and applications are being accepted now. The application deadline is January 1, 2014.
The attached flyer has more details. You may view the full job posting on UCAR/NCAR’s Employment Home page at this link: EOL 2014 Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research
Please direct questions to email@example.com
The Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) is sponsoring its 2014 Summer Institute with one track in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) and one in Biomedical Optics. We would like to invite undergraduate students from your institution to visit our website at http://web.mit.edu/hstsummer. Please note the January 2014 application deadlines below.
The Summer Institute in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) offers an intensive internship that includes classes, research projects and training in technical communication. Classes with clinical researchers meet twice a week; the mentored research projects, carried out under the supervision of investigators at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard teaching hospitals and MIT, may, and often do, result in refereed publications. The labs are located in various Harvard Medical School sites, including Children’s Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Please note that this is a research-oriented program for students who aspire to a career involving research in genetics/genomics and/or bioinformatics/computer science and related disciplines. Our partnerfor the program is the i2b2 National Center for Biomedical Computing. Contact this program by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application Deadline: January 31, 2014.
The MGH Summer Institute in Biomedical Optics is run by the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). During the summer, students attend the Biomedical Optics Lecture Series, work on a specific project in a lab at the main campus of MGH or at MIT, and receive additional training in technical communications and responsible conduct of research. The mentors in this program are academically demanding; they are looking for students with strong engineering, physics and biology backgrounds. This program may be contacted by email to BioOpticsSummerInstitute@partners.org. Applications must be postmarked by: January 17, 2014.
We are looking for a combination of academic excellence and diversity in our summer students. Underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply. The lab descriptions on the website state more specific requirements for Biomedical Optics. In the Bioinformatics program, students will be matched with a lab based on their stated interests and dialogue with the program director.
While the idea of a joint program at both Harvard and MIT may be intimidating to some students, please know that lab mentors are aware that undergraduates are not post-docs, and that their job as mentors is to encourage, not dissuade, students from pursuing research. Boston is a lovely place to be in the summer with our long days and ideal climate, and a big part of our job is to make sure students have fun, meet lots of people, and feel well cared for.
Students in both programs receive a stipend for the summer. Note: Students are required to attend the entire nine weeks (with rare exceptions made when school schedules or presentation opportunities are an issue), and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Housing is provided on the MIT campus.
Please submit the application and transcript by January 31, 2014 (applications to Biomedical Optics must be postmarked by January 17). Two letters of recommendation are also required.
Please visit our website for more information, http://web.mit.edu/hstsummer.
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.
The study of the relationship between humans and increasingly powerful, portable, interconnected and ubiquitous computers has become one of the most rapidly growing and significant fields of technical investigation. Interdisciplinary in the extreme, this emerging field will have an impact on nearly every area of human endeavor. There exists a need to specifically train students in this burgeoning area, and we hold a strong commitment to train students to be the best and the brightest. We feel that involving students in cutting-edge research is the best way to prepare future engineers, scientists, and artists to work at the ever more present interface between humans and computers.
The program is a ten-week undergraduate internship where students work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams, receive core training, and gain hands-on research experience with emerging interface technologies. Interns accepted into this program receive on-campus housing and a meal plan, as well as a stipend.
- Program Dates: May 27 – August 1, 2014
- Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
- Notifications of acceptance begins March 3, 2014
- Declined applicants notified by April 18, 2014
- Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
- Be and remain an undergraduate student in good standing.
- Plan to complete an undergraduate degree program on or after May 2015.
- Apply Now! - Online Application -
- Students selected to participate in the program will receive housing, a meal plan and a stipend of $5000 for the summer. The program will also contribute towards their travel.
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.
Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley – Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS)
The program is open to U.S Citizens or permanent residents who are rising juniors or seniors and have completed some upper division course work in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS). A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required with upward trends in grades being preferable. The program is open to students with or without prior research experience.
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.
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Research Contact Information
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