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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: 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

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 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 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.

 Proposal requirements:

·         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:

Research Announcement

For more information, visit:

 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.


Thursday 1/17


Fishery Sciences Building 203


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

More information:

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