UBERV2 Opportunity – University of Georgia

The Undergraduate Biology Education Research version 2 (UBERV2) REU Site is a nine-week (May 20 – July 20, 2019), NSF-funded program to involve undergraduates in designing and conducting research on undergraduate biology teaching and learning with mentorship from faculty from the University of Georgia life science departments and College of Education. The goals of the program are to develop undergraduates’ knowledge and skills in biology education research, encourage undergraduates to pursue doctoral study of biology teaching and learning, expand the diversity of the talent pool in biology education research, and contribute to the development of theory and knowledge about biology education in ways that can inform biology instruction.

RESEARCH AREAS
1) Benefits of collaborative learning in introductory biology
2) Instructional practices in undergraduate STEM courses
3) Mentoring of graduate researchers in life sciences
4) Self-advocacy in students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD
5) Using 3D animations to teach basic cellular processes
6) See UBERV2 REU website (uber.coe.uga.edu) for full list of projects

Application URL: http://www.UBER.coe.uga.edu

Application deadline: February 11, 2019

The MIT Materials Research Laboratory and the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in the science and engineering fields.

This challenging program brings promising students to MIT to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science sub-fields. In addition to providing a stipend and round-trip travel expenses, they host presentations and group discussions on topics relevant to materials scientists, such as graduate school, careers in materials science, creating effective poster presentations, and management of intellectual property. At the conclusion of the program, the students present their individual research results at a poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research.

The summer scholars program is funded by the National Science Foundation REU program (grant number DMR-1419807). MIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

More information: https://mrl.mit.edu/

Columbia Engineering – EngAGE Program

Columbia Engineering is currently seeking the brightest and most motivated undergraduate students from underrepresented groups who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering or applied science disciplines to apply for their 2019 EngAGE Program. EngAGE is an all-expense-paid program which includes flights, hotel, meals, transportation, social events, and more.

Columbia University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse community in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background and more. They created the EngAGE program to provide the opportunity to meet faculty, current Ph.D. students, and admissions officers – attend lab tours and panels – as well as explore New York City!

The EngAGE application deadline for students who have been nominated has been extended to Friday, January 4, 2019. To apply, students must submit the following:

  • Completed EngAGE Application
  • Personal Statement (250-500 words)
  • Transcript (Upload to application or submit electronically)
  • 1 Recommendation Letter (faculty, mentor, supervisor, adviser, etc.)

*Applicants can submit their transcript by uploading it to their application or requesting an electronic copy from their institution. Recommendations must be sent directly from the recommender to bmm2169@columbia.edu, and electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the student’s institution to bmm2169@columbia.edu.

Application Deadline Extended: Friday, January 4th, 2019.

Students can apply here.

For inquiries, contact bmm2169@columbia.edu

Chemistry REU Program at KU – Summer 2019

The University of Kansas is now accepting applications for its summer 2019 Chemistry REU program, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Successful applicants will participate in ten weeks of interdisciplinary research in state-of-the art laboratories, & engage in educational & professional development activities designed to enhance scientific communication skills and build awareness of career opportunities.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

Program Dates: May 20th, 2019 to July 26th, 2019

For more information, click here or contact eknight@ku.edu

MIT Summer Research Program 2019 Applications Open

MIT SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM
Amazing | Unforgettable | Enlightening | Life-Changing

The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will host its annual MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) from June 9 – August 10, 2019.

We identify talented underrepresented minority – particularly Black/African American, American Indian, Latinx/Hispanic, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander – and underserved undergraduate students who may benefit from a highly-competitive, 9-week, research-intensive experience. We are seeking emerging researchers interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in one of over thirty academic programs at MIT including architecture and planning; engineering; humanities, arts, and social sciences; and science. Additional program details, eligibility requirements and online application can be found on the web at http://mit.edu/msrp.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Conduct research in state of the art facilities
  • Receive supervision from MIT faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students
  • Attend weekly academic and professional development seminars
  • Participate in numerous community activities at MIT and in the Boston/Cambridge area
  • MIT provides a weekly stipend, roundtrip travel, and on-campus housing

ELIGIBILITY

  • Currently enrolled college Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
  • Attend a US home institution (or its territories)
  • 3.5 GPA (Based on 4.0 scale)
  • Have genuine interest in research and obtaining PhD
  • African American, Latino, Native American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, first-generation students, and students from low socio-economic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

DATES:  June 9 – August 9, 2019

QUESTIONS? MSRP FAQs | msrp@mit.edu | 617-324-8453

IDENTIFY YOUR RESEARCH AREA: MIT faculty, departments and research groups participate in MSRP based on the admitted applicants’ areas of interest.

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES @ MIT and beyond via Pathways of Science database

NASA Postdoctoral Program – USRA

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

(Administered by the Universities Space Research Association)

  • The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers U.S. and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.
  • The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
  • Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space operations, and astrobiology.
  • Current research opportunities can be viewed on-line: https://npp.usra.edu/opportunities/
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree requirements. U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar, may apply.
  • Stipends start at $60,000 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance is available for relocation as well as subsidized health insurance, and $10,000 per year is provided for professional and programmatic travel.
  • Applications are accepted three times each year:
    • March 1
    • July 1
    • November 1

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Fully-funded Ph.D. Research Assistant Position

Fully-funded Ph.D. Research Assistant Position
(Environmental Science or Related Subjects)
for
Joint Research Collaboration between WTAMU and TTU

Experiments on the Atmospheric Ice Nucleation with a Cloud Simulation Chamber

Beginning: ASAP

Stipend: $26,104.28 per year (up to 3 years with a possibility of extension – performance pending)

Degree Awarding Institute: Texas Tech University (Dept. of Environmental Toxicology)

Supervisors: Drs. Naruki Hiranuma (WTAMU) and Todd Anderson (TTU)

Requirement: They seek an energetic & qualified student who has an academic background in Science or Engineering. The successful applicant will obtain a Ph.D. with experience in aerosol science, cloud physics, in situ microphysical instrumentation, and analysis of data using industrial/scientific software. Please send your resume to Dr. Naruki Hiranuma at nhiranuma@wtamu.edu to schedule an interview.

Tasks:

  • Conducting experiments to study biological, physical, and chemical properties of ice-nucleating particles with the guidance of junior/senior scientists.
  • Testing newly developed Portable Expansion Chamber for Ice-nucleating Particles Measurement (PINE).Mentoring B.S. and M.S. students.
  • Presenting results at well-recognized conferences, producing the best quality thesis, and publishing peer-reviewed publications.

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • General interest in one of the following areas: atmospheric/climate science, toxicology, or microbiology.
  • Special interest in an experimental study on cloud microphysics and ice nucleation.
  • Readiness to commute between WTAMU and TTU & travel across nations (valid DL and Passport).
  • Good communication skills.
  • Familiarity with LabView, MatLab, IDL, and/or IGOR (Bonus/Optional).

For more details:

Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Grant – Howard University

Howard University is a recent recipient of the Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship grant, funded by the NSF. They are now actively recruiting nine (9) talented Fellows for this prestigious award for the 2019-2020 academic year. We welcome nominations of capable STEM students for the fellowship program.

Criteria:

*   Must have participated in an LSAMP Program (or similar programs such as McNair, CSTEP, AGEP at a LSAMP institution – see application)
*   Must have obtained a Bachelors in a STEM Discipline
*   Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
*   Must have a 3.2 or higher GPA
*   Must plan to matriculate into a STEM doctoral degree program at Howard University; must have submitted an application and been accepted to a Ph.D. STEM program at Howard University

Benefits:

*   A two year fellowship of $32,000 annually
*   Full tuition
*   Support services and faculty/professional  mentoring
*   Opportunities to attend academic and professional workshops.

STEM Graduate Programs

  • Anatomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering Computer Science
  • Genetics & Human Genetics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Physiology & Biophysics

Please feel free to consult them at LSAMP@howard.edu or by phone at 202 865-8568

You may find the application form here.

Research Aide (RA) Program

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking highly motivated and energetic undergraduate students for summer 2019 summer internship and part-time work experience programs!

For over 40 years, Argonne has supported thousands of students in their explorations of STEM research careers, provided access to cutting-edge research facilities, and fostered relationships with world-class scientists and engineers all within 30 miles of the third largest city in the country.

They have a number of programs accepting applications for summer opportunities. In addition, they expect to have several positions available in non-scientific areas that support Argonne’s mission science.

Research Aide (RA) Program is a temporary employment program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work on STEM research and it is funded by Argonne.

Questions regarding the program can be directed to Lisa Reed at lisareed@anl.gov

For more details, click here.

Student Research Participation (SRP) Program

Argonne National Laboratory is seeking highly motivated and energetic undergraduate students for summer 2019 summer internship and part-time work experience programs!

For over 40 years, Argonne has supported thousands of students in their explorations of STEM research careers, provided access to cutting-edge research facilities, and fostered relationships with world-class scientists and engineers all within 30 miles of the third largest city in the country.

They have a number of programs accepting applications for summer opportunities. In addition, they expect to have several positions available in non-scientific areas that support Argonne’s mission science.

Student Research Participation (SRP) Program is a 10-week internship program that provides undergraduate students with a STEM research experience funded by Argonne.

Questions regarding the program can be directed to Lisa Reed at lisareed@anl.gov

For more details, click here.