The goal of this program is to encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Research projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke will be considered. Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program at the time of application submission.
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After two weeks of intensive introduction to a selection of open problems and problem areas, participants will break into groups working on problems in different areas. Participants will be asked to make short presentations, in daily seminars and problem sessions, of background literature and of progress made, or of obstacles encountered. At the end of the program each group will be asked to prepare a written summary and an oral presentation of the summer’s endeavors. Participants will receive a stipend of $3,600 and will live on campus with housing paid. Travel and food are left to the participants’ devices.
ASU will host Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Development of Safe Nanomaterials for Biological Applications in Summer 2014. Students will work with research mentors in a 10-week multidisciplinary summer research program. Housing, a stipend, and meal and travel allowances will be provided. Faculty from biological sciences, chemistry, physical sciences and other related disciplines will serve as mentors for the program. All research projects will be based on novel concepts of design and development of new nanomaterials for biological applications. Students will participate in a full-time closely mentored lab research project along with seminars and various professional development workshops, such as the responsible conduct of research, professional communication skills, career opportunities in academia and industry, and the graduate school application process. Students will present their findings at a poster session or research symposium during the final week of the program.
$4,000 Stipend for 8 Weeks Plus Room and Board at AAMU. Research Experience with Electronic Devices and Systems such as Carbon Nanotubes, Oxide Nanowires, Thermoelectrics, Non-Classical Junction Devices, and Aging and Degradation. Facilities and Activities include: Access to the state-of-the-art facilities for research projects, Use class 1,000 clean room, Use characterization laboratory, Research methodology and ethics training, Guidance on graduate career, Training on scientific writing and data analysis, Field trips, and Social events.
The REU site at historical Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL., home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal, will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct various types of physics research. Our program is designed especially for juniors and seniors majoring in the STEM fields: sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. During the 10-week summer program (May 27 – Aug 1,2014), each student will work with physics faculty mentors and graduate students on cutting-edge experiments. Research findings will be reported, lectures and mini-courses attended, and recreational activities enjoyed.
The REU site at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) is an international program which will provide an eight-week research experience to undergraduates beginning mid-May.
Students spend three days at AAMU followed by seven weeks at Nanjing Forestry University (NFU) in China and the remaining three days again at AAMU.
The program will focus on ecological and environmental scientific research of the quickly urbanizing landscape of Nanjing Province in China. This research will engage students in a broad range of ecological and environmental scientific research with a focus on hypothesis-driven quantification, experimentation and the modeling of human-induced ecological and environmental changes, particularly ecosystem responses to urbanization.
The Fiji Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), sponsored by the National Science Foundation, takes students to the islands of Fiji to learn archaeology and cultural anthropology in a unique, applied, field school setting.
The Fiji NSF REU, directed by anthropologist Dr. Sharyn Jones, provides an educational experience for undergraduates through hands-on research with a chance to earn academic credit.
By conducting anthropological research students who participate in the program acquire a great deal of practical, skill-based knowledge and experiential learning.
By participating in this program, students will have the opportunity to learn about ethnoarchaeology, field archaeology, and methods of participation observation. Additionally, all students will make a meaningful contribution to the understanding the lifeways of Fijian peoples.
University of South Alabama – Structure and Function of Proteins (NSF REU)
10-week summer research program for undergraduates interested in pursuing graduate education in science. Students work full time on a project related to protein Biochemistry, attend conferences on research ethics, and presentations by faculty members. Travel, housing, stipend, and food allowance provided.
University of Alabama – Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chemistry at the Univ. of Alabama
10-week summer undergraduate research program in Chemistry funded by the National Science Foundation. Housing and stipend provided.
The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine will offer a robust and varied introduction to the world of nephrology for the undergraduate college student who is considering a career in science or medicine. The Program will primarily be a research-based experience but will include a core curriculum that addresses the basic science and clinical fundamentals and challenges in the field. The Program will span the nephrology divisions of four Harvard-affiliated hospitals – Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston’s Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
The program welcomes applicants from undergraduate college students that meet the following criteria at the time of application:
• Currently enrolled in a undergraduate degree granting program
• Currently a US citizen or permanent resident (international students are not eligible)
• Must agree to complete full 8 weeks
The program provides eight weeks of experience and participation in kidney research. Students participating in the program will conduct research under the direction of a primary investigator. Research assignments will be made based upon availability of research opportunities and according to the mutual interests of the faculty sponsors and student participants.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact not only with the faculty member directing the research, but also with the graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows working at the site. Frequent meetings with other program participants along with one or more of the faculty sponsors will be scheduled as well as weekly seminars, workshops, and lectures. At the end of the eight week period, program students will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers and faculty at a poster session. Students will be flown to Nashville, TN for final presentation at a National symposium.
Students will receive a $1000 stipend, which they are free to use towards personal use. Campus styled housing will be provided near the Longwood Medical in Boston area for the benefit of the students at no cost to the students. Meals may be prepared in the campus dorm by the student or purchased at the campus dining cafeteria, the hospital or site cafeterias and surrounding community. Participants will be invited to attend special social events and ice breaking events beginning May 31st on the day of on campus arrival and throughout the summer.