Undergraduate Research Opportunities at University of Pennsylvania

The School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania is offering Undergraduate students summer research opportunities, through it NSF REU Program: SUNFEST.

Summer Undergraduate Fellowships in Sensor Technologies
May 30, 2015 – August 8, 2015
Application Deadline February 23, 2015

Stipend – $4850.00

Topics Include:

• Micro and Nano Electromechanical Structures
• Nanotechnology and materials for Sensors
• Robotics and Control oriented projects
• Wireless Sensor Networks
• Sensors for Medical and Biomedical Applications
• Optical and Vision Sensors

Program Highlights:

1. Summer research experience with a stipend of $4,850
2. Partial Subsidized Housing on Campus & Partial Travel Support
3. Opportunity to work on an interesting interdisciplinary topic
4. Work under the mentorship of a faculty member and a graduate student
5. Learn: How to Give Effective Presentations, How to Write Technical Reports, Applying to
Graduate School, and Ethics in Engineering and Science

Application Information is available at: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/sunfest

University of Minneosta Materials Research Science & Engineering Center – Programs for Native American students

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to undergraduates for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Each student performs research in one of the four UMN MRSEC Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs):Engineered Multiblock Polymers, Organic Optoelectronic Interfaces,Magnetic Heterostructures, and Nanoparticle-based Materials IRGs, or one of the various MRSEC Seed groups.

Programs below particularly for American Indian students, and faculty/student pairs:

Deadline: February 15, 2015.
American Indian Undergraduate Research Program. It is essentially the same as our Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, and is run concurrently, but strictly for American Indian students. It is 10 weeks in the summer (housing, travel, and $5000 stipend included).

For more details : http://www.mrsec.umn.edu/EHR/NAdescription.php

Faculty/Student team program:
Deadline: February 15, 2015.
This program is similar to the REU and American Indian Undergraduate Research Program (housing, travel, and $5000 stipend included), but involves a faculty member coming to campus with the undergraduate. This has been a particularly effective program with tribal colleges because it helps ease the student in to the research university environment and also helps build collaborations between tribal college and UMN faculty. Faculty can participate 2-10 weeks- stipend is based on time in residence.

For more details : http://www.mrsec.umn.edu/EHR/Teamdescription.php

Students in all Physical Science or Engineering/pre-engineering majors are encourage to apply to the undergraduate programs.

Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science- applications now open

Download Flyer here : 2015 Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science

About the Program: 

The “Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science” is a 10-week summer research internship hosted on the campus of Roswell Park Cancer Institute- one of the world’s first cancer centers located in Buffalo, New York. Applicants to the program are undergraduate students in their junior year (or academic equivalent) who have a keen interest in biomedical research with a particular emphasis on cancer. Through the application process, they are able to choose cancer-related project offerings from an internship directory and compete for funded positions. These projects span a variety of cancer science disciplines which match applicant’s interests in biology, biochemistry, biostatistics, molecular/cellular biology, epidemiology, genetics, physics and chemistry.  Students chosen for the program conduct an independent basic, clinical or translational research project in a team learning environment where they receive collaborative mentorship and guidance from the host faculty member and their laboratory staff of graduate students and science professionals. Supporting co-curricular, professional development and social activities complement the core research experience providing for a well-rounded and immersive internship. As a cap-stone achievement to their experience, interns present both a scientific poster and talk on their research project at a program-sponsored research conference and “Biomedical Research Day” for internship programs across the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.


On the whole, the “Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science” allows interns to immerse themselves in the life-style of a cancer researcher and make an experience-based decision about graduate school and careers in science. It also allows them to “audition” for graduate school in the cancer sciences at RPCI, since many of our researchers who mentor in the program are also faculty members of the Roswell Park Graduate Division- an academic unit of the University at Buffalo.


Program contact information

If you have additional questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me by email (adam.kisailus@roswellpark.org) or by phone (716-845-5944.)


Apply online : https://www.roswellpark.edu/education/summer-programs

The deadline for applications is January 10, 2015.

NOTE: LSAMP Scholars applying to the program will have the $20.00 application fee waived.


Adam Kisailus, PhD
Assistant Dean for Internships
and Education Outreach
Department of Educational Affairs
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263

Applications Online Now for the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (E3S REU)!


The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) is accepting applications for summer internship positions at UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Florida International University, and University of Texas at El Paso.


2015 E3S Summer Research Internship
Date: June 7-August 8, 2015
Locations: UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, Florida International University, and University of Texas at El Paso
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015


What is the E3S Summer Research Program? A 9-week program that introduces energy efficient electronics science to undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in science and engineering. Summer interns have the opportunity to join E3S researchers working in a collaborative and innovative environment to make fundamental breakthroughs in the underlying physics, chemistry, and material science of electronics systems. Learn more at: www.e3s-center.org/research/


Internship Overview

  • Real-world experience: Work on challenging projects developing materials and devices for ultra-low energy electronics
  • Summer salary: $4,000 stipend
  • Live and work in Boston, El Paso, Miami, or the San Francisco Bay Area: Travel to/from institution, summer housing, and meals provided
  • Mentorship: Work one-on-one with research mentor and program staff
  • Professional development: Graduate school preparation seminars, GRE prep course, guest speakers, and lab tours


  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • Rising sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors
  • Engineering and physical science majors
  • Minimum GPA: 3.25

E3S Commitment to Diversity: E3S is committed to broadening participation in science and engineering. We strongly encourage students from historically under-represented groups in science and engineering to apply to our internship program, including students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, first-generation college students, or have limited access to undergraduate research in their undergraduate constitutions.  Our program is designed to promote future student success by providing support through mentoring, leadership training and various networking activities.


For additional information, join us for our upcoming online webinar to learn more about the application process: December 3rd at 3pm PST. RSVP online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015E3SREUWebinar


Questions: Contact Lea Marlor at e3sprograms@e3s-center.org or 510-664-4882

The Opportunities in Engineering Conference November 5-9, 2014

The University of Wisconsin College of Engineering is accepting applications for the annual The Opportunities in Engineering Conference, a preview event for engineering graduate programs.  This year’s conference is scheduled for November 5-9, 2014.

For students selected to participate, all expenses including travel, housing, and food are paid by the College of Engineering (with the exception of food for Saturday and Sunday).  Selected participants will hear faculty research presentations, tour laboratories, meet with current graduate students and individually with faculty.  There will also be opportunities to explore the city of Madison and the UW campus.

Eligibility:  All applicants should be in their Junior or Senior year; students who have already completed a baccalaureate or Masters degree are also encouraged to apply.

Application deadline:  Friday, September 26, 2014.

More information and a link to the online application is available here:  http://www.engr.wisc.edu/future/coe-opportunities-in-engineering.html

For additional information, please feel free to contact Kelly Burton at kburton@engr.wisc.edu.

Biosciences Opportunities Preview Weekend at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host a  Biosciences Opportunities Preview (BOPS) Weekend on October 2-5, 2014. This is a great, all-expenses paid opportunity for prospective students to learn about opportunities in biological science graduate programs at UW-Madison. UW-Madison is a world-class university with many opportunities for graduate study. Approximately 146 programs offer masters degrees and 110 programs offer doctorate degrees. UW-Madison is one of the largest bioscience research institutions in the nation; ranking in the top 20 of all research programs worldwide for NIH funded biomedical research. It is a leader in stem cell research and in the top 10 for bioscience research in the nation. For more information on the BOPS preview weekend opportunity please see the attached document here or visit the program website at: http://www.biopreview.wisc.edu.
The application to apply is now available and we strongly encourage interested applicants to apply now as the application will close on August 15, 2014. Please contact us with any questions: biopreview@mailplus.wisc.edu.


Abbey Thompson

Abbey Thompson
SciMed GRS Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1550 Linden Drive – Rm 2525
Madison, WI 53706

U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office CBFO Fellowship Program

U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for a one-year CBFO appointment (with possibility of extension) in the field of environmental microbiology.  This appointment will be located at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (university institute).

Typical laboratory activities will include a wide variety of microbial characterization and analytical techniques (e.g., PCR, ion chromatography, cell counting techniques, microscopy, anaerobic methods, cell plating, and sample preparations for gene sequencing).  Strong mentorship will be provided with the goal of developing research skills that contribute to publishable scientific results and prepare the CBFO Fellow for advanced studies.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a BS or higher in microbiology, biology, or related degrees received within the last five years from an accredited U.S. institution and a strong desire to develop/apply their research skills.Strong analytical, research and communication skills are required.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen (no exceptions) and be available for a full-time commitment starting in June/July 2014.

Stipends are dependent on academic level, skills, and experience.  Additional allowances for round-trip travel to the site may be provided

Application Process: The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  For information on how to apply visit http://orise.orau.gov/cbfo/applicants/applicants.html. The Deadline is midnight (EDT), May 21, 2014.

Contact Information

For further information contact:

Barbara Dunkin