The GenOM Project sponsors two undergraduate research programs; one during the academic year, and one during the summer (see below). The academic year undergraduate research program is a rare and wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington. The program offers a first-hand, quality experience in the laboratory of an established researcher, providing opportunities to probe deeper into the cutting-edge science of genomics over an academic year. We seek talented students who demonstrate a strong drive and deep interest in this field. Through the program, students receive the following benefits:
- A part-time paid position
- A network of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students
- Preparation for graduate/professional-level programs of study
We are not currently accepting applications for the undergraduate research program that runs throughout the academic year.
Undergraduate Summer Research Program
University of Washington students are encouraged to apply to the GenOM Undergraduate Summer Research Program. Applications are typically availale in January. Students that attend other institutions are encouraged to apply to our jointly funded program, the Genome Sciences Summer Research Program for Undergraduates.
GenOM Undergraduate Summer Research participants will receive a salary and are limited to 40 hrs/week. This year's program will begin June 23, 2014 and end August 22, 2014 and can be extended to September 24, 2014 with the Director's approval. There are $500 travel stipends available for presenting work at national conferences.
Students in this program will:
- be provided first-hand, quality experiences in laboratories of established researchers;
- network with fellow undergraduate researchers during scheduled weekend activities;
- present their research project and poster at the University of Washington Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium in mid August 2014;
- explore the rapidly expanding field of genomics;
- gain the confidence and academic exposure to prepare for graduate/professional level programs; and
- join a network of advisors, researchers, professors, staff, and support programs for underrepresented students.
The application for Summer 2014 will be available in January of 2014. Please contact Lisa Peterson with questions.
Contact Our Organization
Lisa Peterson, Director
Elena Hernandez, ALVA Coordinator
Cheryl Allendoerfer, Research Scientist
Office of Research
Gerberding Hall G76
Seattle, WA 98195-2180
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