Archive for the ‘Summer Opportunities’ Category

Amgen Scholars

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. 17 leading institutions across the U.S., Europe and Japan currently host the summer program.

Undergraduate participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium in their respective region (U.S., Europe or Japan) where they meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists.

American Heart Association – Founders Affiliate

Friday, November 7th, 2014

American Heart Association - Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program

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.

Auburn University: Mathematics

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Auburn REU: Algebra and Discrete Mathematics

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.

Alabama State University: Nanotechnology and Biotechnology

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Alabama State University REU: Development of Safe Nanomaterials for Biological Applications

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.

Alabama A&M University: Electrical Engineering

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Alabama A&M REU Fabrication and Characterization of Nanoscale Devices Department of Electrical Engineering

$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. 

Alabama A&M University: Physics

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Alabama A&M Physics REU

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.

Alabama A&M University: China: Ecological and Environmental Research in an Urbanized Landscape

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Alabama A&M REU-China: Ecological and Environmental Research in an Urbanized Landscape

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 foc​us on hypothesis-driven quantification, experimentation and the modeling of human-induced ecological and environmental changes, particularly ecosystem responses to urbanization.

Northern Kentucky University: Anthropology, Archaeology, Historical Ecology

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Northern Kentucky University: Anthropology, Archaeology, Historical Ecology

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: Protein Biochemistry

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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: Chemistry

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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.

UROP Information

The UROP Application is now open for Spring 2015 applications

Spring 2015 Funding Applications will be due on December 4th at noon

Spring 2015 UROP applicants will be notified in early January