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

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

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


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 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 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