NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates at UAB in Experimental and Computational Materials Research

The research projects include, but are not limited to, high pressure materials research, thin film growth and characterization,  microelectronic materials, nano-materials, laser materials, bioceramics and biopolymers, planetary materials, modeling of gas phase chemistry and surfaces in materials growth, and computer simulation of materials.

The REU program will pay a $4,000 stipend for the ten weeks period, plus additional support for housing, travel and other expenses.

The program dates are May 20 to Jul 26, 2013. The application deadline is March 15 2012, but you should consider getting your documentation in place early, including securing letters of recommendation from faculty. Decisions will be made no later than April 1, 2012.

More information and application can be found at:

Whitaker International Program – Now Accepting Undergraduate Applications

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2013-2014 Whitaker International Program. The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.

The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.

Awards have included research in heart blood flow,  pursuing a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise, a policy project on investment in biomedical devices, improved prosthetic leg design, and development of affordable oral cancer screening tools. Projects can occur worldwide, and have taken place in the UK, Chile, Denmark, India, South Africa, and Singapore among many other venues.

Full details can be found at

The Whitaker International Program is now offering an grants to undergraduate students:

  • Undergraduate Grants – For currently enrolled Undergraduate Students with a study abroad program approved by their home university related to Biomedical Engineering.  Up to 15 awards will be available for the Spring 2013 term.

Undergraduate Fall/Academic Year 2013-14 Term deadline:  March 15, 2013

The online application is due to open January 2013. The website listed above contains all the information pertaining to the program, including eligibility requirements, potential host institutions, and former grantee profiles.

Second Annual Imagineering Competition Starts Now!

The College will award three top prizes—$2,500, $1,500 and $1,000—to qualifying projects, along with assistance with U.S. Patent submission and a marketing analysis consultation. Projects may commence any time after November 20 and entrance forms must be submitted by April 1. Visit the competition’s news page for more information.