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

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

Friday, December 16, 2011

Science Career Booklets from the AAAS

Science magazine has a series of booklets on science careers; for a listing, see

You will  need to create an account on first, but that's a good thing as this website focuses on science jobs.

AAAS Minority Writers Internship

Applications Deadline: 1 March, 2011

The journal Science invites minority undergraduate students with a serious interest in science writing and journalism as a career to apply for a 10-week paid summer internship, including travel to Washington, D.C.

Under the guidance of the journal's award-winning staff of professional science writers and editors, interns experience the process of covering the scientific and technological issues that shape our global society, contributing bylined articles to the weekly news section in the print and electronic editions.

Find out more and download the application via

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Research at the University of Missouri School of Medicine

 The Office of Research at the University of Missouri School of Medicine coordinates a summer research program for undergraduates enrolled at other institutions out of the State of Missouri.

The objective of the program is to recruit underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to the medical school with the goal of improving diversity and inclusion in the clinical medicine workforce.

The program runs for nine weeks (Wednesday May 30, 2012 – Friday, July 27, 2012), with travel days being Tuesday, May 29, and Saturday, July 28.

Students selected for the program live in on-campus, air-conditioned housing (double rooms), and receive a full meal plan, covered by the program.

Summer interns also are provided with funds to cover one hour of academic/research credit, travel to and from Columbia, and a stipend of $3,400.

Students will work on their own research project under the guidance of an MU School of Medicine faculty mentor and present their results at a poster forum at the end of the summer (July 26).  Please see the attached application.

Deadline: March 16, 2012.

For more information, please visit:'s survey of great minds: What scientific concept would improve everyone's toolkit?

So... this does not directly relate to undergraduate research, but this annual collection of essays is fun reading. In particular on topics such as confirmation bias and the myth of neutral observation, statistical significance, sexual selection, and double-blind experiments.

For the full article, and links to prior years' questions, see

Monday, December 12, 2011

Search for undergraduate research at the Community of Science

Do yourself a favor: Join the Community of Science and set up funding alerts that will bring relevant opportunity announcements directly to your mailbox.

Or just go here and search for "undergraduate research" or "summer research" and see what pops up:

Remember: most summer research programs have deadlines in February, some as early as mid/late January.

Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering

The Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering has been established by the Illinois Accelerator Institute to attract undergraduate students into the exciting and challenging world of particle accelerator physics and technology.

A limited number of highly qualified students will be selected into this program. Successful candidates will attend the Summer Session of the The U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS), held June 18-29, 2012 in Grand Rapids, MI, sponsored by Michigan State University. All will take the Fundamentals of Accelerator Physics and Technology with Simulations and Measurements Lab for which undergraduate credit is available. For the remainder of the summer they will work closely with a mentor and a project at either Argonne National Laboratory or Fermilab.

The Lee Teng Internship projects will be selected from among the numerous areas ongoing research at Fermilab and Argonne concerned with accelerator physics and related technologies. These projects may involve operational accelerators or R&D into future or speculative accelerators.

Eligibility:  The Lee Teng Internship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are enrolled full time at an accredited college or university. Applications will also be accepted from foreign nationals who are attending U.S. colleges or universities on student visas.

There are generally formalities that must be completed to allow students on visas to take part in this program. Accepted students are fully responsible for meeting any such requirements.

The program is intended for students who will be completing their junior year in the spring of 2012; however, outstanding sophomores may also be considered.

The construction and operation of accelerators requires a broad range of skills. This program is open to students interested in the following fields:
1. Physics
2. Electrical Engineering
3. Computing and Controls Systems
4. Mechanical Engineering
5. Material Science

See for application materials and additional information

Thursday, December 8, 2011

2012 Amgen Scholars @ UC Berkeley

C Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2012 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 May 28 - August 3, 2012 and the application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2012. Berkeley welcomes applications from your students and appreciates if you would include Berkeley's program on your list of summer opportunities for your undergraduates.

For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program Website at
National Amgen Scholars Program Website at

Monday, December 5, 2011

Biochemical markers, environmental health @ CDC

Application Deadline; January 20, 2012

This summer the Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education (ORISE) will be offering a fellowship opportunity in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The CDC is looking for talented candidates to assist with projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantify biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. Qualified candidates will be undergraduate college students, who plan to major in biology or chemistry and have taken general biology and chemistry college-level courses.

The Fellowship posting is located at