Interested in learning more about science and biotechnology research as a career? The UW Amgen Scholars Program provides a transformative opportunity for some of the nation’s top undergraduates to explore and prepare for careers in scientific research.
The application & information for the 2013 UW Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program is available at: http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/amgen APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2013.
To learn more about the program, register to attend an upcoming Amgen Scholars Program Information Session here:
Thursday, January 17 – 1:30-2:30pm, MGH 171
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We are writing to tell you about the 5th Summer of an exciting summer research opportunity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for your underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduate juniors and seniors or first year medical students. The Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers at BWH is recruiting its third cohort of scholars to participate in the Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program.
Briefly, students are invited to join us for 8 weeks to engage in basic, clinical or translational research projects under the supervision of BWH faculty advisors. At the end of the 8 weeks students will share their findings during a program ending research presentation day.
As well as conducting research, students will also receive professional development training, meet faculty from across the hospital and medical school, and participate in social networking events.
The BWH STARS Program will cover students’ travel costs to and from Boston, cost of housing, selected meals and activities, and a Research Trainee stipend.
This is a great opportunity for your students to train in the Harvard Medical School environment. The application deadline is January 23, 2013. Please review the included brochure and visit the program website at www.brighamandwomens.org/cfdd/omc/stars.aspx for more information and to view the application.
Students will be notified of their selection by February 27, 2013.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at BWHSTARS@partners.org or call (617) 525-7646.
Conduct research in space and make new discoveries! The adventure begins in 2013. The ISS NASA Education Projects Office is now accepting proposals from higher education institutions or consortia of organizations serving higher education that are interested in conducting research in space and have concepts for flight experiments or demonstrations that utilize a microgravity environment and can be conducted in a ‘1 unit’ (1U) NanoRacks NanoLab.
· Must align with space station program research priorities in technology, biology, biotechnology, and physical sciences
· Must address innovative, meaningful, and enduring research and technology development activities with STEM –based context
White papers must be submitted on January 23, 2013 by 4 p.m. (CST). Full proposals must be submitted on February 20, 2013 by midnight (CST).
Please review the announcement below:
About us: The ISS NASA Education Projects Office acts as a gateway to the space station for students, educators, and institutions of learning and helps to strengthen the connection between space station and STEM education.
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Learn how you can get involved with Friday Harbor Labs (FHL), UW’s world renowned marine station on San Juan Island. FHL faculty and former students will share their experiences, talk about their research, and answer questions. By participating in a FHL field and research-intensive marine science and/or humanities program, you will strengthen your resume, prepare for graduate school, and develop skills for a career in your field. Any UW student can spend a quarter at FHL.
“Through field trips, lectures, and labs, everyone was able to get a really hands-on experience. For basically all of the labs, we went out on the dock and collected samples of the things we were learning about in class. That kind of relationship between the class and the field is something I have never experienced. FHL is unique in that you are able to directly observe the things you are reading about.”
–Alex Ulmke, FHL Student Autumn
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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.
University of Washington students are encouraged to apply to the GenOM Undergraduate Summer Research Program. The application must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2012. 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. The program will begin June 18, 2012 and end August 17, 2012 and can be extended to September 25, 2012 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 (6/23-24, 7/7-8, 7/21-22, 8/4-5);
- present their research project and poster at the University of Washington Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium on August 15, 2012;
- 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.
Apply to GenOM
Click here to apply to the UW GenOM Project Undergraduate Summer Research Program–>
Borderlands: Power, Place, and Difference
Application deadline: March 16 @ 5pm
Students will explore a number of domains related to borderland concerns: the borders of nation-states; borders of race, gender, sexuality, species, and multiple forms of social difference; the borders of citizenship and law; borders of popular culture; and the longstanding and subjugated borderlands of Indigenous peoples throughout the globe. Through the development of individual research projects, students will gain experience in cross-disciplinary and collaborative research methods and practice.
2012 Teaching Team:
- José Antonio Lucero, Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
- Carolyn Pinedo Turnovsky, Assistant Professor, American Ethnic Studies and Law, Societies, and Justice
- Raj Chetty, PhD Candidate, English
- Simón Trujillo, PhD Candidate, English
Eligibility: UW (Bothell, Seattle, & Tacoma) undergraduates with curiosity about borders of race, place, community and political formations, and cultural practices from any arts, humanities, or social science majors are encouraged to apply.
SIAH selects and supports 20 undergraduates to engage in intensive research projects under the guidance of four interdisciplinary instructors. Selected students are named Mary Gates Scholars and receive a Mary Gates Research Scholarship of $4000. Participants enroll in 12 academic credits for this full-time research immersion experience.
For more information: exp.uw.edu/urp/sinst
Questions?: Contact the Undergraduate Research Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by to 171 MGH during our Winter Quarter Drop-In Advising Hours: Mondays, 12:30-2:30 and Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30, or by appointment.
The Undergraduate Research Program has scheduled information sessions for the 2012 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities (SIAH) on:
- Thursday, March 1st: 12:00-1:00pm in MGH 171
- Wednesday, March 7th: 3:30-4:30pm in MGH 171
To register, go to: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/286
We are looking for upper-division undergraduate students or recent graduates for 5-6 month research assistantships in biomedical sciences during the summer and/or fall 2012 with possible extension to spring 2013 at the Institute of Scientific Investigations and High Technology Services (INDICASAT-AIP), the University of Panama (UP), or at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama City, Panama.
Students will be involved in various aspects of ongoing biomedical research projects at INDICASAT-AIP (http://www.indicasat.org.pa/) or as part of the International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG) based at INDICASAT-AIP, UP and STRI (http://www.chemistry.ucsc.edu/~rogerl/ICBG/index.html). Daily activities will vary depending on laboratory but may include cell and microbial culture, biological assays for drug discovery, field collection of marine and/or terrestrial organisms, chemical extraction and fractionation, and/or compound identification using spectroscopic techniques.
Funding for these assistantships comes from the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program funded through the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD). The MHIRT program is designed to increase the numbers of students belonging to health disparities populations or underrepresented minorities that pursue advanced degrees in basic sciences, biomedical or clinical research fields. Travel, food, lodging, and research expenses are completely covered and a small personal stipend is provided.
- Students must belong to an ethnic minority including, but not limited to, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, or be from medically underserved populations (i.e., socio-economically disadvantaged individuals in rural and urban areas).
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
- Students should be juniors, seniors, or recent graduates with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Students should have completed at least one year of biology and/or chemistry with laboratory, with extracurricular laboratory experience preferred.
- Students must demonstrate interest in pursuing graduate research.
- Students must spend a minimum of 5 months in Panama working on the project (project extension may be possible depending on funding and interest).
Send the following materials to Dr. Kevin Tidgewell at email@example.com:
- Curriculum Vitae including name, permanent and current addresses, phone, e-mail, GPA, and complete educational and employment history (social security number and date of birth will be required upon acceptance to the program).
- A 2-3 page essay including information on your background (e.g., family history, ethnicity, previous laboratory research, education, travel experience, etc.) and your career goals (including how you think a MHIRT assistantship will help you attain these goals).
- Two letters of recommendation, including from someone who has directly supervised you in a laboratory setting (e.g., graduate student, technician, postdoctoral researcher, or professor). Letters of recommendation should be e-mailed directly to Dr. Tidgewell.
Deadline for Submission:
Candidate review will begin March 30, 2012 and continue until positions are filled.
The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium is happy to announce that the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) application is now open. SURP is a 9 week summer undergraduate research opportunity at the University of Washington for students majoring in the STEM fields.
University of Washington research labs and/or faculty who are recruiting STEM undergraduate students or that have a specific student that they would like to co-fund with SURP may apply for the program by activating the ‘Faculty Request’ hyperlink located on the webpage listed below. Space Grant – SURP supports summer undergraduate research only.
The application due date is April 13, 2012 and the 9 week summer research student stipend is $4,000 for full-time or $2,000 for part-time work.
You may find SURP details and the Catalyst WebQ application at the following link: http://www.waspacegrant.org/u-gradsum.html
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