“The Value of Snow”: Summer Research Experiences in Natural Resource Issues in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Region
- University of Nevada, Reno
Program Title: “The Value of Snow”: Summer Research Experiences in Natural Resource Issues in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Region
Student Stipend: $4,750 + housing & per diem
Location: University of Nevada, Reno
Overview of Program: REU research teams will work in the Eastern Sierra Region of Nevada, specifically within the Lake
Tahoe Basin and the surrounding northwestern Great Basin high desert. The program will encompass a wide range of
interdisciplinary research, examining the various approaches to assessing, modeling, and managing water resources in
the context of global climate change and diminishing snowpack. Participants will gain exposure to diverse scientific
inquiries and technologies in order to glean how the socioeconomic and natural sciences inform land use policy and
adaptive management of economic and natural resources.
The application deadline is Monday, March 24th, 2014.
Application Available online: http://environment.unr.edu/undergraduateresearch/opportunities/reu.html
2014 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in The Science of Global Change and Sustainability
- The University of Texas at Austin
The Environmental Science Institute (ESI) of the University of Texas at Austin announces an NSF-funded program during the summer of 2014 for undergraduates interested in environmental science research. Students will be trained in laboratory and field methods applied to studies of global change and its impacts and will work on independent projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Project areas are interdisciplinary and encompass the fields of chemistry, biology, ecology, urban ecology, policy, civil engineering, marine science, and geological sciences. Students will participate in a weekly research seminar series, portfolio creation, and professional development activities. Students will also participate in field excursions related to scientific research. These 1-2 day activities may require physical exertion involving hiking, caving, camping, and/or boat rides in hot and humid weather. The summer program will conclude with a research poster session and open house.
Your summer research will be in one of four major themes:
-Impacts on Ecosystems
-Impacts on Watersheds and the Land Surface
-Reconstructing Past Global Change
Each REU student will be part of a separate research group headed by a faculty mentor, but all will come together regularly for cross-cohort seminars and field experiences and to examine and participate in the projects of your colleagues.
Amgen Scholars Program
- The University of California, Berkeley
Deadline - 2/3/14: The Amgen Scholars Program is a national program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. This program provides outstanding science undergraduates with research experience and increases participants’ competitiveness as candidates for admission to prestigious graduate and professional institutions. Additionally, this program encourages participants to pursue a Ph.D. or the joint M.D./Ph.D. degree and research careers in the sciences and biotechnology. Applicants from diverse populations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Carolina research in Physics and Astronomy info here
- University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina, Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, in the summer of 2014.
• Cutting-edge research with physics and astronomy faculty members (Descriptions here: http://www.physics.sc.edu/REU/REUAreas.html)
• Weekly workshops for professional development: research strategies, intellectual property, communication skills
• Social activities and outings to local attractions
• End of summer symposium
• 10 weeks May 25 - August 1 for 8 students
• Stipend: $5000
• Housing and meals included
• Travel reimbursement, up to $400
Application DEADLINE: February 28
Application and more information: http://www.physics.sc.edu/REU/REU.html
Questions and to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Brett Altschul
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of South Carolina
712 Main St., Room 404
Columbia, SC 29208
LIU Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate Research in Biological Sciences
- Long Island University-Post
In conjunction with the Office of Academic Affairs, the Provost, and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Biology Department at LIU Post, is hosting its third summer internship program for undergraduate research. The program will fund four highly-motivated undergraduate students to work with LIU Post science faculty for 10-week research projects from June 2 to August 8, 2014.
Students must complete an application (http://www.liu.edu/~/media/Files/CWPost/Academics/CLAS/ResourcesFacilities/LIU_Post_Summer_InternApp2014.ashx) and have two letters of reference sent to the selection committee by March 15, 2014. Students should review the research descriptions of the participating faculty, and indicate up to three projects that interest them. Candidates will be notified of the status of their application by April 1, 2014. The application and all supporting material can be sent to:
c/o April Blakeslee
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
Internships include a $3,000 student stipend and additional financial support for on-campus housing. Up to $500 in additional funding is available for research materials.
Questions can be referred to: April Blakeslee, email@example.com
Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Summer Research Program
- University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) National Center of Excellence is pleased to announce a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students in the field of computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases. Through this ten-week Summer Research Program, participants will gain an appreciation of major research questions being raised at the intersection of public health, biological science, and computer technology. Participants selected for this program will work with MIDAS Investigators, experienced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting exciting interdisciplinary research projects in this dynamic field. This intensive research-based experience will prepare applicants interested in working at the interface of mathematics, computer science, engineering, statistics, epidemiology, public health and biological sciences for the rigors of scientific research and graduate education.
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships - DOE
SEER Research Experiences for Undergraduates
- Olin College of Engineering
The SEER Research Experiences for Undergraduates is a ten-week residential summer program which provides participants with the opportunity to partner closely with faculty who are working on understanding and improving the engineering student experience. The program includes research, educational, cultural and social activities, and housing, a travel allowance, and a meal allowance are provided. We are especially interested in recruiting participants who are early in their undergraduate careers, who are members of historically underrepresented groups, or who are considering or reconsidering a decision to major in engineering. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siena College Institute of Artificial Intelligence REU
- Siena College Institute of Artificial Intelligence
The Siena College Institute for Artificial Intelligence (SCIAI) will be offering its first Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the summer of 2014. Research projects are in the field of Computational Linguistics (CL) and have many exciting applications: Social Media, Environmental Concerns, Terrorism Studies, Medical Information Retrieval and more. Please explore the links to the left for more information on our program.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Research Foundation
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers undergraduates the chance to explore clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The primary goal is to provide students with a foundation for making career choices in the biomedical sciences. Students have the opportunity to work with one of more than 500 faculty members at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, many of whom have active research programs that cover all areas of pediatric medicine, including the study of developmental biology, congenital disorders, genetic diseases, cancer, cardiology, neurology and immunology.
The program is 10 weeks long, and students are paid a stipend of approximately $3,200. In addition to hands-on laboratory experience, students participate in various academic and social activities with students from other summer programs at the University of Cincinnati. The SURF Program includes two scientific writing classes, an ethics in research seminar, an introduction to bioinformatics and a career day. At the end of the summer, students present their research in a poster session, and a lecture is presented by a distinguished keynote speaker.