SURE 2013: apply by Feb. 3, 2014, see SURE website.

Emory STEM Symposium: apply by Jan. 7, 2014 see Emory STEM website.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Laney Graduate School's Stem Symposium begins tomorrow

The Laney Graduate School's STEM Research and Career Symposium will open tomorrow March 26. Please visit their website for scheduling details.

To view the program, click here.

Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 SURE Application Deadline EXTENDED

SURE Deadline Extension: The SURE application deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10th, 2014, for all applicants (Emory students and external applicants).

Because of the recent Emory University closing during inclement weather, many faculty-student meetings were cancelled, delaying application plans.  Therefore, we'll extend the student application deadline by one week across the board.  However, please note that the deadline for the receipt of faculty letters of recommendation will remain the same: due Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.


For more information on the SURE application process please visit our website by clicking here.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Substance abuse and addiction research for high school and undergraduate students

NIDA’s high school and undergraduate summer research internship program is accepting applications.  Please disseminate the following announcement:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and undergraduate students to submit applications for the 2014 Summer Research Program.  Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical, social, clinical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research.  Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, and literature reviews.  Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses.  The deadline to submit applications for the 2014 program is February 14, 2014.
Eligibility: This program supports summer research internships for high school and undergraduate students who are from racial/ethnic groups that are nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical sciences (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hawaiian Natives, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands), although all racial/ethnic groups can apply.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age (unless a specific project indicates otherwise) and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States (No Exceptions). Applicants under the age of 18 can only be placed at research sites within daily-commuting distance from their home.
Individuals who have already participated in the Summer Research with NIDA program for two summers are not eligible to apply.
 Complete program information and the online application form can be found at the following link:   https://nidaextshare.nida.nih.gov/SRP/_layouts/NIDA.SummerInternshipProgram/ApplicationForm.aspx?XsnLocation=/SRP/forms/Application.xsn

Questions regarding the 2014 NIDA Summer Research Program can be directed to, Julie Huffman at Huffmanj@mail.nih.gov

Summer Research at the University of Massachusetts

2014 Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity
Ten Week Program - May 25 - August 1, 2014

2013 Summer Fellows
Program Description
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, highly structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of School Services. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor.

The Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and UMMS Office of Research.

For additional information, online application and eligibility: http://www.umassmed.edu/summer/index.aspx

Deborah Harmon Hines, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for School Services
and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North S3-104
Worcester, Massachusetts 01655
508-856-2444 Phone
508-856-4888 Fax
877-395-3149 Toll Free
deborah-harmon.hines@umassmed.edu
www.umassmed.edu/schoolservices

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sequestration hurts undergraduate research

Per a report that queried university leaders on the impact of sequestration on various institutional functions,
"Thirty percent of respondents said sequestration had led to a reduction in research opportunities for undergraduate students." Read on @ InsideHigherEd
Image via InsideHigherEd

Thursday, November 7, 2013

ATLANTA SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Information Sessions

The Atlanta Science Festival is a weeklong celebration of science and technology that will be held at venues all across the Atlanta area, March 22-29, 2014. There are several opportunities for Emory undergraduates and graduate students to get involved:
  • Attend awesome Festival events: science films, molecular flashmob, comedy nights, trivia, science of beer, and more!
  • Share your passion for science with K-12 students in special classroom visits.
  • Propose an activity, demo, performance, or workshop for the science carnival at Centennial Olympic Park. Special funding is available for Emory students, staff, and faculty to participate (Click here).
  • Volunteer to help promote and produce the festival.
For more information about the Atlanta Science Festival and how to get involved, attend one of two information sessions to be held at Emory University:
Thursday, November 14, 5-6pm in Chemistry 316 
Friday, November 15, 1-2pm in Whitehead 600

sign up for our mailing list
like us on Facebook (AtlantaScienceFestival)


follow us on Twitter (@ATLSciFest)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

STEM Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Research Opportunities at National Laboratories for Undergraduate, Post-Baccalaureates, Graduate Students, and Faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math areas.

Please contact Amanda VanOver at Amanda.VanOver@orau.org for additional questions on the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) or Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS)

Want to complete a hands-on research project?
Want to gain a competitive advantage?
Want to be mentored by top nationally acclaimed scientists?
Want to use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities
Want to interact with a national community of peers?

General Information: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a long history and interest in providing hands-on research experiences to students at all academic levels.  Over the years, these research experience programs have enhanced students' academic curricula and at the same time have helped the Laboratory (1) develop its own workforce and (2) contribute to the national vision for excellence in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. ORNL is a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department (DOE) by UT-Battelle, LLC.  Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation's leadership in key areas of sciences, engineering, mathematics, and technology.  ORNL scientists are also fully supportive of their responsibility to help mentor the next generation of scientists.

Eligibility: You must meet the qualifications of all programs if you would like to complete an application.  You can find the eligibility requirements on the program postings.

Selection: Applicants are selected based on academic achievements, scientific interests, and career goals.

Stipend: Participants will receive a stipend based on academic level.  Plus some programs provide a housing allowance, and one round trip to and from the lab from your university or home.  Certain eligibility requirements will need to be met in order to be eligible for the housing and travel.  See information provided on web site.

Application: Please visit http://www.orau.org/ornl and click on your academic level to learn more about educational programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Complete your profile in the Talent and Opportunity System (TOppS) system and then apply to one or all of the program postings. Applications must be submitted visa the TOppS system.  See the programs web sites for suggested deadline dates.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Emory's 2nd STEM Research and Career Symposium [March 26-28, 2014]

Please join us next March at Emory's second STEM Research and Career Symposium!
Convened and organized by Laney Graduate School, the symposium will bring faculty advisors and their students from diverse backgrounds to the Emory campus for two days of shared research presentations and for networking, mentoring, and recruitment. Participants will include outstanding undergraduates intending to pursue the PhD or MD/PhD degree and graduate students seeking postdoctoral opportunities. Faculty advisors are also encouraged to attend and learn about the opportunities Emory offers.
Ten students will be selected to give oral presentations and the other students will present their research in a poster session. There will be ample opportunity to visit with faculty and students of the participating programs, including training grant programs (see list to the right). Breakout sessions will cover topics relevant to students at this stage of their career and advisors of such students.
Trainees from diverse backgrounds (to include ethnicity, race, economic status, disability, educational experience, first generation status, and in some cases, gender) are eligible to apply for diversity travel awards that will provide for travel and housing for the student and possibly her/his advisor.
Apply to Attend
To apply, you will be asked to submit an abstract, a CV and one recommendation from a program or research advisor.
The application deadline is January 7, 2014
Applicants will be notified by February 7, 2014
To apply and view the meeting agenda, visit the STEM Research and Career Symposium website at http://www.gs.emory.edu/about/special/stem_rc_symposium.html