Undergraduate Research & Creative Works - Internships and Student REUs
2012 Collegiate Inventors Competition Now Accepting Entries
Online Application Deadline: June 15, 2012
The Collegiate Inventors Competition has recognized, rewarded, and encouraged hundreds of students to share their inventive ideas with the world. The Competition promotes exploration in invention, science, engineering, technology, and other creative endeavors and provides a window on the technologies from which society will benefit in the future. You'll also meet other top young inventors from around the country, have your idea showcased on a national stage, and compete for over $100,000 in prizes including a $15,000 top prize for Graduate students and $12,500 for Undergraduate students. Your advisor wins a cash prize too. The deadline is June 15, 2012. For additional information visit: http://www.invent.org/collegiate
Rutgers Summer Research Program- Research in Science and Engineering (RiSE)
Rolling admission is open.
Seeking sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors with strong academic credentials, a passion for research in the STEM disciplines or social sciences, and an interest in graduate school. They particularly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities and students from disadvantaged or first generation college families. The RiSE advantage includes: CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE in over 30 programs in the sciences, math, engineering, and social and behavioral sciences. In the biomedical sciences, students can choose among 200 labs at Rutgers, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. In addition, we offer exciting interdisciplinary opportunities through our NSF IGERTs and REU partnerships -- sustainable fuels (biofuels, synfuels), nanotechnology for clean energy, stem cells and cellular bioengineering, and pharmaceutical engineering. More information is available here: http://rise.rutgers.edu
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences NSF-REU 2012 Program
Date: August 29-November 25, 2012
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has received National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 4-8 fellowships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during the 2012 fall* semester (DATES: arrive on August 29, 2012 - depart on November 25, 2012). Students will design and conduct independent projects under faculty supervision within several research areas including Biology, chemistry and physics of the open ocean Biology, physiology and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems Aspects of the molecular biology of marine organisms Environmental chemistry of Bermuda's atmosphere and inshore waters Effects and consequences of global environmental change
For more information and an application emailmailto:email@example.com
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Historically Black Colleges and Universities Research Participation Program
The HBCU Research Participation Program introduces faculty, graduates, and undergraduates from HBCUs to the research and development activities of the federal government through research, education, and training activities. Duration is usually 10 to 12 weeks for summer appointments; some part-time appointments of one year. Applications as accepted on an ongoing basis.
For more information visit their website at: see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10050 More information is available here:
RTI International - turning knowledge into practice
For more information about internship opportunities at RTI - http://www.rti.org/page.cfm
"Hands-on Minds-on": Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understanding and Preventing Societal Violence
Date: May 21 to July 27
Online Application Deadline: March 30
In summer 2012, Virginia Tech will offer a unique interdisciplinary NSF funded REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program specifically designed for students from Virginia community colleges and 4 year institutions around the country. The program brings scholars together from the colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and Science to study the topic if societal violence. Students will be paid $4,500 stipend, travel and free housing (with 3 meals per day included!) on our campus for 10 weeks from May 21 to July 27. Attached please find our REU information sheet and the application form. I would appreciate very much if you can distribute it to students who might be interested in this program.
For more information or questions about this Virginia Tech NSF REU program, please contact Dr. Diana Ridgwell, Director, VT Undergraduate Research Institute. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 540-231-8577
Summer REU opportunity: Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior
Date: June 2, 2012 - July 29, 2012
Application deadline: February 1, 2012
Location: Oklahoma State University
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our summer research experience for undergraduates again in summer 2012. The goal of this program is to provide 12 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of human and animal behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects. Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research. Students selected for the program will be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week for research; thus, it is not possible to be enrolled in courses or other activities during the program.
To be eligible, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. Students must be returning seniors, not receiving their bachelor's degree before December 2012. Each student will reside in a campus dormitory (at no cost to the student) and receive $500 per week to cover food and other living expenses. Students will receive a $500 travel stipend to pay for their travel to and from campus and a $500 additional stipend, if students present research at an academic conference.
Web: Information about how to submit an application is available at:http://psychology.okstate.edu/faculty/kennison/osunsfreu.htm
Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Chem-SURF)
Location: University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Date: June 21, 2012 - August 24, 2012
Application Deadline: March 15, 2012
The Chem-SURF Program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), provides a 10-week summer research opportunity for undergraduates to become fully immersed in challenging, cutting-edge, exciting, and transformative interdisciplinary research projects in the fields of chemical biology, chemical physics, computer science, molecular biology, nanoscience, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, and analytical, atmospheric, biochemistry, bioinorganic, bioorganic, computational, environmental, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, polymer, surface, and theoretical chemistry.
All interested students are invited to visit our web site: www.chem.uci.edu/reu
Write for The ACS Undergraduate Programs Blog
The ACS Undergraduate Programs Office has launched a blog to encourage undergraduates to share their experiences and ideas online, and are looking for writers! They are looking for fun and interesting topics that will deepen the reader's interest in chemistry as well as provide helpful tips to undergraduates. Demos, general interest, internships, career advice, and all subjects relating to the ACS and chemistry are welcome. Visit acsundergrad.wordpress.com to see the kind of things that have written about. In addition, if you don't have any ideas but want to write, email them at email@example.com and they will be happy to provide a few topics.
For more information: acsundergrad.wordpress.com
Department of Commerce Internship for Postsecondary Students
Date: Spring/Summer/Fall 2012
Application Deadline: January 31 for summer; July 1 for fall semester; December 1 for spring semester
Opportunities to participate in hands-on education and training related to the Department of Commerce- business; communications and graphic design; mathematics; computer science; social and behavioral sciences. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply (must be currently enrolled). Internship locations include: District of Columbia, Georgia, and Illinois. Department of Commerce headquarters, Department of Commerce division offices, and field centers. 10 weeks in the summer; 15 weeks during fall or spring semester Deadline(s): January 31 for summer; July 1 for fall semester; December 1 for spring semester. Note: Deadlines are listed above, however applications will be accepted on a continuing basis throughout the year and will be considered past the deadline if positions are still available.
More information is available here: http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10038
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Announces 2012-3 Funding Opportunities
Application Deadline: See website
In our efforts to strengthen the pipeline to education research, The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announces its 2012-2013 fellowship programs and funding opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career scholars. These programs provide mentoring and funding support to develop research skills and conduct studies in education related fields and topics. Information about the programs and the upcoming application deadlines are available at www.aera.net/fellowships.htm. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Below are brief descriptions of the AERA research funding opportunities.
More information is available here: http://www.aera.net/hellowshiop