Undergraduate Opportunities

This is an exciting time to explore careers in chemistry! The following opportunities are available for our undergraduates.

This page is constantly being updated. 

German Chemical Society (GDCh) Student Exchange Program

Successful applicants will join 12 student delegates and 3 senior chemistry who will fly to Bremen, Germany on March 16/17, 2019, and spend a week visiting academic and industrial research facilities, sharing the results of their research at the GDChJungchemikerforum Spring Symposium (all presentations will be in English), and engaging in a variety of social events with students from across Germany and around the world. Travel grants cover all transportation and accommodation costs.

Please note that students interested in applying for the program must do so by November 1, 2018. If you have any questions please email them to GEX@nesacs.org.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program-Auburn University

Overview: We are excited to invite applications from undergraduate students to participate in a NSF supported summer REU program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs and estuaries. Ten undergraduate students will work closely with a team of Auburn University faculty to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, participate in a variety of professional development and social activities, develop and lead an outreach project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program. Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop an interdisciplinary project involving complementary fields, such as community ecology, limnology evolution, fisheries management, molecular biology, conservation, biogeochemistry, biodiversity and microbiology. The program will run from May 19 to July 28, 2019 (10 weeks).

Eligibility: All applicants who are interested in receiving NSF support must currently be a (1) U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident and (2) an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or senior graduating no earlier than September 2019 or a high school senior that will start their undergraduate education the following all semester after the REU program. We are especially encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply. The online application is available at http://wilsonlab.com/reu/application.html.

Support: Participants will receive a stipend ($5,500) plus housing and subsistence, financial assistance for travel to and from Aubur, and support for lab and field supplies. For full consideration, on-line applications must be received by February 1, 2019. 

International Students: Although not financially supported by our REU Site, we are also open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in our REU site research and professional development activities.

Contact Information: For more information about the REU site, visit http://wilsonlab.com/reu/ or contact Dr. Alan Wilson

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) funds faculty-mentored research experiences for BU undergraduates in every discipline through a variety of awards. Our Spring 2019 application deadline is December 6 by noon. 

Any questions can be forwarded to: urop@bu.edu

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