2014 REU Program, College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineerin​g, The University of Akron

We are pleased to announce that the NSF REU site for Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron will again accept applications for the summer of 2014. This year’s stipend amount is $7,000 and the deadline for applications is February 7, 2014. The attached brochure is primarily for undergraduate students who are currently sophomores or juniors, although we have had a few freshmen.

The application and more information can be found on our website: http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/academics/reu-summer-internships.dot.

If you have any questions please contact me at 330-972-7667, or by email at olymerreu@uakron.edu.


WVU CN 2014 SURI Program Announceme​nt

The West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience continues to cultivate the next generation of neuroscientists with an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in our 9-week Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program. Accepted students will gain invaluable experience as they study and work in high-tech facilities across over 40 laboratories housed in modern research facilities.

Students accepted to the 2014 SURI program will receive a $4,000 stipend, paid throughout the program, plus housing in the WVU-leased Pierpont Apartments, located near the Medical Center Campus.

Attached with this letter is a flyer describing the 2014 SURI program.

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2014 UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program Announceme​nt

UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2014 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus.

Program dates are June 2 – August 8, 2014 and the application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2014. Berkeley welcomes applications from students.

For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program Website at http://amgenscholars.berkeley.edu
National Amgen Scholars Program Website at http://amgenscholars.com

Best wishes from UC Berkeley

UCB Amgen Scholars Program Email: amgenscholars@berkeley.edu        
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Soft Material Robotics – IGERT Grant Fellowship – initial deadline Dec. 15, 2013

As a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) award, Tufts University has accepted the challenge of establishing new models for graduate education and training. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment in which our research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, with a focus on soft material robotics.

We invite seniors who plan to pursue graduate education in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any of the Engineering disciplines to explore our Soft Material Robotics – IGERT website. Information on how to apply for a Soft Material Robotics – IGERT Fellowship is available on the website.

Julia Poirier Program Coordinator

Soft Material Robotics / IGERT

Tufts University


Molecular Medicine PhD Program at the Cleveland Clinic

The PhD program in Molecular Medicine, offered through a partnership between the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, is now accepting applications for Fall 2014 enrollment. The focus of this Ph.D. program is training basic scientists who will have a strong clinical background to allow the movement of discoveries from bench to bedside. The innovative and rigorous biomedical science curriculum trains students in both basic and clinical research in a collaborative multidisciplinary clinical and research environment.

Each student will have a Research Thesis Advisor and a Clinical Mentor who will help design an independent study, “Clinical Experience”, in addition to core coursework. All course work is completed in the state-of-the-art facilities of the Lerner Research Institute on the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic. Students can choose rotation and thesis mentors from a diverse academic faculty in research departments at both the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University campuses. The program is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute “Med into Grad” initiative, as well as a T32 grant from the National Institute of General Medicine. Please distribute the attached electronic and printable brochure to faculty advisors and students who may be interested in learning more about our Ph.D. program in Molecular Medicine. Details and the online application can be found on our website, www.lerner.ccf.org/molecmed/phd.   The deadline for receiving applications is January 15, 2014.

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Research Experience for Undergraduates

University of Utah MRSEC Next-Generation Materials for Plasmonics & Organic Spintronics – Salt Lake City, Utah June 2 – August 1, 2014 4500  stipend, travel allowance, housing & meal plan.

Apply online by January 15, 2014 at: www.mrsec.utah.edu/reu .  Open to U.S. citizens & permanent residents obtaining an undergraduate degree Spring 2015 or after.

Women & minority students are especially encouraged to apply.  Students from non-research institutions may be given priority.  Supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. DMR-1121252 CFDA NO.   47.049

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Available Undergradu​ate Internship​s: The Journal of Young Investigat​ors

Journal of Young Investigators (JYI) is an independent, non-profit, peer-reviewed, online science journal that is managed entirely by and for undergraduate students from across the world.  JYI’s  innovative manuscript review process serves as a platform for undergraduates to be involved in every step of the peer-review process, a valuable experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Since its founding in 1997,  JYI has been the pioneering journal for reviewing undergraduate research, publishing science news, and providing career information. JYI’s unique mission has been recognized in Science, Nature, EurekAlert!, The Chronicle  on Higher Education, and The New York Times.

JYI is currently looking for highly motivated undergraduates to fill positions within our organization.  Being involved in JYI is a chance to channel your enthusiasm and create a long lasting impact during your undergraduate career.   The deadline to apply is December 20th and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For more  information on how to apply, please visit: http://www.jyi.org/participate/student/