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Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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.

Applications should be completed online at http://brighamkidney.org/hskp/. Please contact HSKP@PARTNERS.ORG for questions.

Mount Desert Island Biology Lab

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Each summer, over 30 undergraduates from Maine and across the United States participate in research fellowships at MDIBL. Undergraduate fellows work in the laboratory of an MDIBL investigator on an independent project designed by the student and their mentor. Laboratory training can include techniques in molecular biology, physiology, and bioinformatics. Projects are wide-ranging and could include the comparative study of a laboratory animal (zebrafish, roundworm, sea urchin, etc.), cultured cells, and biological tissue preparations. While most projects are laboratory-based, some include a field component. In pursuing their independent research project, students attend weekly seminars given by MDIBL scientists and invited speakers from other institutions discussing a variety of topics in the biological and environmental sciences.

The application deadline for Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships at MDIBL is January 10, 2014. Many of these fellowships are provided through INBRE funding for students from Maine colleges and universities.
Program information and application instructions are online at

http://www.mdibl.org/undergraduate_students.php

All application materials, including recommendations and transcripts with fall 2013 semester grades, must be received by the deadline of January 10, 2014.

Questions may be directed to:
Judi Medlin
Education Coordinator
MDIBL
jmedlin@mdibl.org
207-288-9880 x102

BCMP Summer Scholars

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

BCMP Summer Scholars Program
Harvard Medical School, June 9th – August 15th, 2014

BCMP Summer Scholars is a summer internship program for motivated undergraduates with a strong interest in pursuing graduate studies focused on molecular mechanisms in biology. The program offers students the opportunity to gain experience in hands-on laboratory research; to interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other summer interns; to attend weekly luncheon/seminar presentations by department members on specific research projects and cutting-edge research tools; and to improve presentation, writing, and communication skills.

Students can apply through this website: http://www.scholars.hms.harvard.edu/

US Food and Drug Administration: Toxicology

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

ORISE Summer Student Research Participation Opportunity at NCTR

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. This program is designed for science and mathematics students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines. Selected individuals will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment.

The appointment period is for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2013. The participant will receive a stipend depending on education level and experience. The Research Participation Program for FDA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education under an agreement with FDA and the Department of Energy (DOE). Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

University of Nevada – Las Vegas

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – REU in Microbiology
Undergraduate students are invited to participate in a 10-week summer research program in environmental microbiology. Students will collaborate with faculty mentors in developing and carrying out hypothesis-based projects on microorganisms from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep terrestrial subsurface, hypersaline lakes, arid soils, and ephemeral water sources. Students may also choose to explore the mechanisms of magnetotaxis, sporulation, soil-forming processes, microbial adaptation to stressful and non-host environments, or the dynamics between primary producers and consumers. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research results at a scientific colloquium. Students will receive a $5,000 salary, housing and a travel subsidy.

UMass Summer Research in Nanotechnology

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

UMass Summer Research in Nanotechnology

For undergrads interested in cutting edge research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Nanotechnology at UMass Amherst might be for you.  The ten week lab-and-learning experience will give you a head start on a career that is truly at the forefront of knowledge–nanotechnology!

Space is limited so supply today!

- Ten week program: May 28 – August 4, 2012
- Free housing in our newest dorms
- Free travel to and from campus
- Competitive stipend
- Application deadline is Feb 29, 2012

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  Women and others from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The most relevant undergraduate majors for the SURE Program include:
Chemical Engineering,
Chemistry
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Physics
Polymer Science & Engineering.

Auburn University: Warm-Water Aquatic Ecology

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Auburn University – Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Auburn University is inviting applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries.  Ten undergraduate students will work closely with Auburn University faculty (Fisheries, Biology, and Forestry) to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program.  Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop projects on a variety of disciplines, including community ecology, limnology, evolution, fisheries management, population modeling, conservation, molecular biology, and microbiology.  The program will run from May 20 to July 29, 2012 (10 weeks).

University of Alabama-Birmingham: Pathology

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

University of Alabama at Birmingham – Program for Research Experience in Pathology (PREP)
Research program in Molecular and Cellular Pathology designed to introduce students to the field of modern experimental pathology. Students will become an integral part of an investigative team working in the laborites of scientists. Housing and stipend provided.

University of Alabama-Birmingham: Biomedical Science

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

University of Alabama at Birmingham – Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program
8-week summer program intended for students with a desire to pursue careers in the Biomedical Sciences. Students will perform research under the guidance of UAB research faculty and attend weekly seminars, which discuss diseases from both a basic science and a clinical medicine point of view. Housing and stipend provided.

University of South Alabama: Protein Biochemistry

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

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.