Beacon Research Internship for the Study of Evolution in Action – Deadline: May 1 2012
The Beacon Center for the Study of Evolution in Action is hosting an NSF funded undergraduate research opportunity for students from underrepresented ethnic groups and/or living with disabilities. The Beacon Research internship is a program that would allow students to explore and develop careers in evolutionary and computational sciences. Students will perform a mentored research project and present their findings at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Applicants must be:
- US citizens or permanent residents
- Currently enrolled UW undergraduate students that fall into one or more of the following groups:
- Living with a disability
- From underrepresented minority groups (i.e., African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, Filipinos and Pacific Islanders)
- The first in their family to attend college
Program Description and Requirements:
- BEACON sponsors two undergraduate research programs: one during the academic year and one during the summer. Current eligible UW undergraduate students can apply to work with one of the UW BEACON faculty members (see brochure), receiving a salary of up to $10/hr.
- Academic Year Students: a part-time paid position for two-quarters
- Participants must present at the 2013 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium.
- Summer Research Students: a full-time paid position for one quarter
- In addition to the 2013 UW-URS, summer quarter participants must also present at the UW Summer STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Applicants must identify and contact a UW BEACON faculty mentor to define and develop a research project. Students with identified mentors will write and submit an application to Dr. Wenying Shou: email@example.com. The application should include an unofficial transcript, letters of recommendation, a statement of why you are eligible for the program, what project you plan to carry out and why, the approximate # of hours/week, and the duration of the project. Letters of recommendation should be emailed to Dr. Wenying Shou. Applications for the 2012~2013 academic year must be received by May 1, 2012.