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Student Research Opportunities

The National Science Foundation has a search page that includes the contact information for Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer research programs.  You will need to contact the specific program for application information.  Additionally, programs may submit their specific application information for publishing in the list below.
The below list of opportunities are opportunities that programs have submitted to CUR for publishing.  Each listing will appear for sixty days.

  • "The Value of Snow": Summer Research Experiences in Drought Resiliency and Natural Resources Issues in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Region - University of Nevada, Reno

    The Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Research, facilitating student involvement in environmental research and education at University of Nevada, Reno, and the Great Basin Institute, an environmental research, education and conservation organization, invite applications for the summer 2015 REU program. Students will explore the intersections of socioeconomic and natural sciences in relation to drought resiliency in the Tahoe, Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Regions, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. 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 program will take place during the ten consecutive weeks of 8 June through 14 August 2015. Students in the program will be provided a stipend of $4750, plus housing. The application deadline is Monday, March 16th, 2015. Research Topics Include: • Water Policy Change for Climate Change • Rephotography: Changing Landscapes in the Tahoe Basin • Snowmelt Modeling: Regional Warming in Great Basin National Park • Sage Grouse: Habitat Restoration in the Sierra Nevada • Geospatial Mapping Optimal Groundwater Recharge in a Snow-Fed Arid Land River System • Agricultural Drought Management and Decision-Making Eligibility: Qualified undergraduates, who will have junior or senior status and will be a full-time student in the Fall 2015 term, with a combination of coursework in the following disciplines are invited to apply: environmental studies, natural resources, biology, ecology, hydrology, resource economics, and statistics. We especially encourage applications from students at primarily undergraduate and non-research institutions and from underrepresented groups. Participants must be citizens or permanent legal residents of the USA. Review of applications will begin on 16 March 2015. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis. Contact: For further information, email ayoder@unr.edu, call 775-784-8262 or visit our website at http://environment.unr.edu/undergraduateresearch/opportunities/reu.html for application and mentor profiles.

  • Maine Medical Center Research Institute - Maine Medical Center Research Institute

    Program Description MMCRI SSRP The Summer Student Research Program (SSRP) at Maine Medical Center Research Institute offers college students a unique opportunity to conduct educational research in diverse biomedical science fields during the summer months. Ten undergraduate students and three Tufts Maine Track medical students participate in mentored, independent research projects either in our state-of-the-art research laboratories, or working with physicians to impact patient care or the outcome of treatment. During the ten-week program, students attend a comprehensive course featuring topics including bioethics, animal use in biomedical science, and scientific presentation skills, and have the opportunity to attend lectures presented by distinguished guest scientists and faculty members. The stipend for the summer internships is $3,500. Students are responsible for their own transportation and housing.

  • MedIX REU Program - DePaul University and University of Chicago

    The Medical Informatics (MedIX) program’s main objectives are to encourage talented undergraduates to pursue graduate education and to expose students to interdisciplinary research, especially at the border of information technology and medicine. All of the projects on which students will work are inspired by state-of-the-art research questions in imaging informatics. Students will work as part of faculty-undergraduate teams on new problems ranging from traditional image processing (e.g. liver segmentation and computer-aided diagnosis, breast density assessment for cancer detection) to structured reporting and natural language processing of radiology reports, to workflow and process re-engineering to the application of data mining and ontology-based means for image annotation and markup (e.g. lung nodule detection and interpretation). Ultimately, each project has the long-term potential to increase the quality of healthcare available to people everywhere. Faculty mentors will conduct tutorials on imaging informatics, conduct biweekly meetings of students and mentors, and create an environment that will expose students to all phases of research and graduate school. Students will participate in defining the direction of their research, give presentations to the group as well as other audiences, write up and publish research results in the format of a conference or journal article, and participate in relevant conferences. The MedIX REU site will be hosted by two interdisciplinary laboratories: the Medical Informatics Laboratory at DePaul University and the Imaging Research Institute at the University of Chicago; the research environment will offer the students the opportunity to interact with computer scientists, medical physicists, and medical doctors.

  • Paid Undergraduate Summer Research Experience at Bowdoin College's Marine Laboratory in Maine - Long Island University-Post

    Project Duration: June 1 - August 7th, 2015 Research Mentor: Dr. Scott Santagata, Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor, Biology Department, Long Island University-Post http://www.liunet.edu/CWPost/Academics/Faculty/Faculty/S/Scott-Santagata One undergraduate student will be recruited into a 10-week paid (stipend: ~$4,000 total) research experience at the Bowdoin Marine Laboratory (http://www.bowdoin.edu/marine-laboratory/). Housing and travel expenses will be provided as part of the research experience. Additional funds are available for the student to present their work at a national scientific conference. The application deadline is March 6th, 2015 (or until the position is filled). Project Overview: In collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Allen and his undergraduate students from the College of William and Mary, we will use both blastomere separation and microlaser ablation techniques to manipulate energy content in marine invertebrate embryos, testing the effects of reductions in energy on larval duration, size at metamorphosis and post-metamorphic success. We will also use the laser ablation system to study the function of ciliated sensory cells and neurons in lophophorate embryos and larvae. Specifically, some of our main goals will be to investigate the role of specific sensory neurons during phototactic behaviors, settlement, and metamorphosis. For application forms and further details please see https://sites.google.com/site/santagataundergraduateresearch/ Please send all inquiries and application materials to santagata.research@gmail.com

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships - DOE

  • 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.

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