External Summer Research Opportunities
It's summertime, and we want to provide students with the opportunity to venture beyond the gates and gain valuable paid research experiences. Take a look at what is available and explore the opportunities.
“Bug Wars” Research Experience at the University of North Texas
The opportunity to work on exciting research in the area of Web testing. Opportunity includes:
- $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks.
- Social activities, including food
- Some students will receive a travel stipend for moving expenses
- The opportunity to be part of program that has a strong emphasis on collaboration with other students
- Applications are due no later than March 15, 2013
More details and the application, visit http://www.cse.unt.edu/~reneebryce/Renee_Bryce/REU_Application.html.
DHS S&T OUP Opportunities available!
The DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. For more information, visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html.
The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location. For more information, visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/index.html.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Opportunities available!
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center hosts a nine-week summer internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status. For information on the Summer Undergraduate Research Program, visit http://www.fhcrc.org/en/education-training/undergraduate-students.html.
In addition to SURP, FHCRC hosts a 10-week summer faculty research residency. For information visit: http://www.fhcrc.org/science/education/facultyresidency/.
Next Generation Networking Technologies
The Department of Computer and Information Science at Temple is offering a summer research program for qualified undergraduate students. This is an exciting opportunity to work with emerging technologies and working with leading researchers in the field. This is an eight-week on-campus residential program. In addition to working on cutting-edge research, you will get to experience the social and cultural life of Philadelphia through organized events, and connect with students from all across the country. This is an incredible opportunity to gain hands-on experience working on next generation networking technologies. Funding for this project is provided by National Science Foundation, REU Program, and the Department of Defense ASSURE Program.
This is a great hands-on opportunity to get directly immersed in active research by working with closely with the research faculty at Temple University. Through this program, you will gain experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of a research project, as well as develop your knowledge of opportunities within cloud, mobile and wireless computing. In addition, each participant will receive:
- A $4,000 stipend
- On-campus housing and meals provided as needed
- Travel expenses to and from REU Site
Who is eligible?
Applicants have to meet the following criteria.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a 3.0 GPA (out of 4.0)
- Be a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in computer science, computer engineering, math, physics, electrical engineering, or a computer-related major
- Be committed to work 40 hours per week on campus during the REU Site period
We are especially committed to encouraging applicants who are also members of a group underrepresented in computing (e.g., women, African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, first-generation higher education, low income, etc) or who are enrolled in a minority, women's, or nondoctoral institution.
For any inquiries, please contact Dr. Chiu Tan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-204-6847.
You are cordially invited to apply to Arizona State University’s Postbaccalaureate Research Program for 2013-2014 . This program is designed to help prepare underrepresented students with recent baccalaureate degrees pursue a PhD in the biomedical sciences. Accepted students will be paid $21,000 over the course of the one-year program, receive faculty-mentored research experience, and GRE preparation. Upon completion, students will be prepared to apply to competitive doctoral programs. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Application deadline: March 30, 2013.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here: http://graduate.asu.edu/prep
Research Internship for Undergraduate Minority Students Marshall University -- Summer 2013
- Who? Freshman, sophomore, and junior students of an under-represented ethnic group in the sciences
- What? Summer Research Internship for Minority Students -- A nine-week internship conducting graduate-level research in biomedical sciences. Areas include: ·Cancer Biology·Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, and Diabetes ·Infectious and Immunological Diseases ·Neuroscience and Developmental Biology ·Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
- What’s included? $3,000 stipend · FREE room and board* ·Assistance with travel · Conduct research in state-of-the-art facility · Present results of your research at WV Summer Research Symposium · Presentations/workshops on topics related to research and graduate education
When? APPLICATION DEADLINE – Feb. 15 (NO FEE) – Internship dates: May 28 through July 29, 2013
- Where? Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center (BBSC) – Huntington, W.Va.
- How to apply? Contact Diana Maue at email@example.com / 304-696-3365/ BBSC 301-F
Website: www.marshall.edu/bms · www.marshall.edu/wpmu/bms/future-students/summer-research-internship
REU at the University of Arkansas
Our funded program is a 10-week summer program in “Applied Biotechnology in the Life Sciences.” Our REU is like many other NSF REUs in that each summer we accept 10 students to matriculate in a research laboratory, to work along-side graduate students and faculty on a research project on our campus. We also have training for the GRE, career development, ethics, etc. Students receive a stipend, travel, meal plan, and paid housing on campus.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA o
- Applicant must be in a life science undergraduate degree program
- Student mustl not have graduated prior to August 2013
- Student must have an interest in considering graduate school
- Deadline application is March 1, 2013
For more information, visit http://cemb.uark.edu/REU/.
Research Your Future in Science Seminar
Each summer P&G hosts a science seminar designed to expose freshmen in college to opportunities for using their science degree after school. The seminar is an all expense paid opportunity to spend four days immersed in a Fortune 50 company’s R&D organization. On top of that, participants will interview and if successful, will leave with an internship or co-op for 2014.
The program is targeting students who are currently enrolled as First-year bachelor’s students in a science or engineering technology-related discipline [i.e., chemistry, biology, biochemistry, other life science, mathematics, chemical engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, etc.]. Students can apply online at www.experiencepg.com for job#RND00002278. Applications must be received by March 15, 2013, to be considered for the 2013 Research Your Future in Science Seminar, which will be held July 29-Aug 2, 2013.
REU Program at Duke University
For summer 2013, paid research opportunities are available at the REU Program for the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Projects are available in many areas of engineering (biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science, and civil and environmental engineering) for our 2013 REU Program at Duke. Students in any field of engineering or the hard sciences may apply — the program is not just for engineering students, but for all science students interested in research experiences.
Application and 2013 REU Project Descriptions are available at: www.pratt.duke.edu/reu/absher.
For questions, email:
Associate Dean, Education and Outreach Programs
Pratt School of Engineering
UMass Amherst REU Program in Nanotechnology
For undergraduate students planning for a career in cutting-edge research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program in Nanotechnology at UMass might be for you. The 10-week lab-and-learning experience will give you a head start on a field that is truly at the forefront of knowledge--nanotechnology!
For all the program details, please visit: http://www.umass.edu/massnanotech/SURE.htm.
- Ten weeks, May 28 - Aug. 3, 2013
- Free housing in our newest dorms
- Free travel to and from campus
- Competitive stipend of $3,400
- Application deadline is Feb 28, 2013
Women and underrepresented minority students are strongly encouraged to apply. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Undergraduate majors in chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering, physics, and polymer science and engineering are highly recommended for the program.