Archive for the ‘Massachusetts’ Category

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.

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/

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.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Summer Research Program

10-week summer research-intensive training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to undergraduate sophomores and juniors. Students will conduct research under the direct supervision of a research mentor in a field of their interest and will learn a range of skills, both technical and intellectual, that will help them develop into successful scientists. Housing and stipend provided.

BROAD Institute of MIT and Harvard: Research in Genomics

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

BROAD Institute of MIT and Harvard – Summer Research Program in Genomics

The Summer Research Program in Genomics is designed for non-graduating underrepresented minority undergraduate students with an interest in genomics and biomedical research.  Students will spend the summer in a laboratory at the Broad Institute, where they will perform original scientific research.  The program also features components to support both academic and scientific growth, including scientific seminars, a journal club, and workshops on scientific writing, graduate admission, and fellowships.  Housing, travel, and stipend are provided.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Minority Fellowship Program
10- to 12-week program designed for minority undergraduates who have academic interests in physical or natural science, mathematics, engineering, or marine policy. The program aims to provide promising students from underrepresented groups with a meaningful first-hand introduction to research in oceanography, oceanographic engineering, or marine policy. Housing, stipend, and travel allowance provided.

Williams College: Mathematics Research

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Williams College – SMALL-Research Experience for Undergraduates
The SMALL Undergraduate Research Project is a 9-week summer program in which undergraduates investigate open research problems in mathematics. The largest program of its kind in the country, SMALL is supported in party by a National Science Foundation grant for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and by the Science Center of Williams College. Travel, housing, and stipend provided.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Amgen Scholars

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Amgen Scholars National Program
8-week summer program that provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a fully funded, hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions. Students will take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science. Housing, stipend and travel allowance provided.

Maria Mitchell Association: Summer Research Assistant

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Maria Mitchell Association – Undergraduate Research Summer Assistant
Students conduct research supervised by the Senior MMO staff. Current research areas include forming stars and planetary systems, unusual variable stars, astrophysical masers and lasers, and physics of comets. Students will take an observing trip to Arizona and New Mexico, where they observe for their individual or team projects with large optical and radio telescopes. Research emphasizes sate-of-the-art data reduction techniques and thoughtful physical I interpretation. All students will be helped to develop their skills for presenting results at conferences and in research papers. Stipend, travel, and housing provided.

Maria Mitchell Association: Astronomy Research

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Maria Mitchell Association – Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the Maria Mitchell Observatory
Supervised research in Astronomy from setting up the project to presenting results at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Generally, 3 out of 4 students’ research projects are published.

UROP Information

Fall 2014 Applicants will be notified of a decision by September 30th

The 17th Annual UROP Symposium will be held on October 17th, 2014

The UROP Application will be open for Spring 2014 applications in mid to late November

Spring 2014 Funding Applications will be due on December 4th at noon