NIU Operation Etank program
The focus is in 4 Es areas – energy, environment, with
aspects to ethics and economy incorporated into broader
problems and related to the broader issue of sustainability.
Operation Etank is NIU’s summer Research Experience for
Undergraduate (REU) program. Students involved in the program
will be mentored by faculty members having wide-ranging
backgrounds in relevant research areas, but their overall
learning experience will include a number of opportunities to
relate sustainability issues to their research projects. The
NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of
Engineering and Engineering Technology have a long history of
working together on collaborative STEM projects and funded
research. As such, the faculty members understand the need for
engagement and teamwork. This technical knowledge combined
with the ability to blend teamwork and presentation skills
will allow Operation ETank to provide a wide range of research
skills and projects for the students involved.
The eight week long intensive summer
program on the NIU campus runs from June 17 through August 10,
2013. Each student will receive free housing on campus—and be
paid a stipend of $4,478. To be eligible to apply, students
must have at least 60 earned credit hours, a minimum grade
point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be citizens or
permanent residents of the United States.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013 by 4:30 pm CST.
Students will collaborate with faculty mentors in developing
and carrying out hypothesis-based projects on microorganisms
from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep
terrestrial subsurface, hypersaline lakes, arid soils, and
ephemeral water sources. Students may also choose to explore
the mechanisms of magnetotaxis, sporulation, soil-forming
processes, microbial adaptation to stressful and non-host
environments, or the dynamics between primary producers and
- 10 week program: May 26 to August 2, 2013
- $5,000 stipend plus housing and travel support
- Application deadline: Friday Feb 15, 2013
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Undergraduates from institutions where research opportunities
in STEM disciplines are limited, including two-year colleges
are strongly encouraged to apply.
Questions can be emailed to
Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural
Experiment Station in Geneva, New York
offers undergraduate students the
opportunity to participate in exciting research projects
within one of four disciplines including Plant Pathology and
Plant-Microbe Biology, Entomology, Food Science and
Student interns will have
the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students
and postdocs on research projects that can be laboratory or
field-based.The internship is for 9 weeks beginning June 3,
2013 (June 2nd for travel) through July 31, 2013
(August 1st for travel), and provides a stipend of
$4,000, housing, and assistance with transportation costs.
Details may be found at
Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Oak Ridge
National Library (ORNL)
Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program
encourages undergraduate students to pursue science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by
providing research experiences at the Department of Energy
(DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns
appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They
perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff
scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE
The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office
of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and
Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories.
Applications for the SULI program are solicited annually for
three separate internship terms. Internship appointments are
10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term (May through August)
or 16 weeks in duration for the Fall (August through December)
and Spring (January through May) Terms. Each DOE laboratory
offers different research opportunities; not all DOE
laboratories offer internships during the Fall and Spring
DOE WDTS also partners with the National Science Foundation
(NSF) for the Summer Term each year; institutions associated
with select NSF programs may apply to NSF for supplemental
funds to support a SULI Summer internship at a DOE laboratory.
More information about eligible NSF programs can be found at
To apply for the 2013 SULI, which will be at the Oak Ridge
National Library (ORNL), click here:
Journal of Student Research
of Student Research accepts submissions from undergraduate
and graduate students in all fields.
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
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
deadline dates. Please contact Cheryl Brown at
Cheryl.email@example.com or Cheryl Terry at
Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on theHigher
Education Research Experiences (HERE) or Nuclear Engineering
Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS)
The Marine and Coastal Ecology Research Center
is inviting interested students to participate in the
second season for 7 day field intensive focused on cetacean
behavioral ecology in Puerto Rico. Join our research team studying humpback
whales (Megaptera novaeangliae
) wintering off Puerto
Rico. Space is limited to 2 students per 7 day session
for boat and land based research platforms during the field
season ending April 21, 2012. We are offering this "shorty"
format (by request!) to fill the need for less
expensive programs fitting into work and class schedules. This field intensive training program is
well suited for students (undergraduate and graduate) of all
skill levels interested in cetacean behavioral ecology, and
conservation. The program culminates in a certificate
View Humpback Whale brochure
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Summer Research
offers research opportunities in the
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
A complete listing of faculty mentors and researech project
descriptions can be found on their website. Students can
also find infomriaotn about program benefits including a
competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses and more.
Students receive first-hand exposure to research and the
experience of graduate school. They work closely with
faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and
other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities
to participate in meangingful social and professoional
developement activities outside of the laboratory.
View REU's Brochure.
Summer Undergraduate Research: University of Cincinnati College of
has several summer programs that will help
you get the experience you need to prepare for graduate school
in the College of Medicine and a career in this expanding
field. Each summer, the program brings over 150 undergraduate
students from all over the U.S. each summer.
Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Education Programs connects you to over 7,000 insternship,
fellowship, and research opportunities for undergraduates,
graduate students, and faculty around the U.S. Our
nation needs a steady supply of scientists and engineers to
meet future needs in critical science and technology areas.
Students in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering
(STEM) fields need the skills, knowledge, and experience to
stay competitive in an ever-chagning global marketplace.
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The BCMB at University of Tennessee - Knoxville
will once again offer a special summer program for
undergraduates interested in research. The aim of the
Research Expereince for Undergraduates (REU) is to provide
hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate students
majoring in the sciences,with an introduction to cutting-edge
research in the broad area of "Sensing and Signaling".
The team of REU investigators represents a mulstidisciplinary
ensemble of Cell Biologists, Geneticists, Biochemists, and
Biophysicists who are taking modern approaches to the
anyalysis of how signals are perceived and transuced in myriad
biological systems. Available topic areas are listed.
View REU's Brochure.
Texas Tech University's Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research (SABR) Program
is designed to give undergraduate students biomedical research
experience in a laboratory at the Texas Tech University Health
Sciences Center. As a SABR intern, you will work for ten weeks
elbow-to-elbow with scientists on the cutting edge of
biomedical research. You will meet students to discuss late
breaking news in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry and
molecular genetics, physiology, pharmacology and
neurosciences, and medical microbiology. At the end of the
summer, you will have a chance to present your work to your
peers and the scientists and educators who work at the Health
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Non-traditional Personnel Research Program
offering the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate
students to pursue research training in their laboratories.
Such individuals, commonly called non-traditional research
personnel (NTP), join Children's Hospital and Hospital-based
University of Pennsylvania faculty in creating an environment
in which research excellence can flourish.
The National Institute of Diabetes and
Digestive and Kidney Diseases' (NIDDK) Office of Minority Health
Research Coordination (OMHRC)
is offering numerous research training
opportunities including a
Student Internship Program (SIP), Gateways to
the Laboratory NIH/NIDDK Honors Research Program, and NIH NIDDK Travel Scholarship Awards. More information is available at
Weill Cornell Medical School's The
Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program For Premedical
is an opportunity which gives 25 premedical
students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including
issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally
underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or
clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a
specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty
member, thus providing an early educationinto basic research
techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine.
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical
Sciences's ACCESS Summer Research Program
offering a Summer Internship Program for Underserved College
Students. The aim of the internship is to awaken and foster an
interest in biomedical research and education. It is open to
students who are interested in getting a Ph.D. degree and who
have excelled in their sophomore or junior years in college.
John Hopkins University's JHU BioREU
is designed to provide an intensive, mentored research
experience for undergraduates, especially those attending
institutions with limited research opportunities. The focus of
the JHU REU is visualization of macromolecules in biological
research. Applicants must be enrolled at a two- or four-year
college or university.
The Leadership Alliance Summer Research
Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
undergraduates, interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.,
the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the
guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating
Alliance institution. This all expense paid summer internship
provides students with a competitive stipend, travel, and
The University of Washington's Summer
STEM Research Programs
offer a number of summer
undergraduate research opportunities in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Consider spending a
summer engaging in an exciting research opportunity in
The National Science Foundation's
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site's
focus is the modeling and simulation of biological networks,
ranging from intracellular biochemical networks to networks at
the organism level and the population level.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and University of Medicine and
Denistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)'s Research in Science and
are offering a summer of
research for undergraduates under the mentorship of a
The College of Graduate Studies at the
Medical University of South Carolina is currently accepting
applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).
SURP provides unique opportunities for undergraduates to
become directly involved in cutting edge research. It also
allows them opportunities for student-faculty and
student-student interaction so that they can learn more about
the research training at MUSC.
The University of Minnesota is offering
numerous Undergraduate Research Programs
many opportunities during this upcoming summer.
The Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer
is offering a summer biomedical
research opportunity for undergraduates.
The United States Enviornmental
is offering opportunities for
undergraduate and graduate students.
Brandeis University's Undergraduate
Summer Research Program
is a ten-week program in
which students carry out independent reserearch projects in
the labs of Brandeis science faculty. There are "Visiting
Fellow" summer fellowships available for undergraduates who
are underrepresented in science.
John Hopkins University's Institute for
is offering NSF research
experience for undergraduates in nanotechnology for biology
and medicine. Experience ten weeks of cutting-edge research,
gain hands-on graduate level laboratory experience, and
guidance from faculty and graduate student mentors.
NASA’s Summer Research Opportunities.
NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) is recruiting
Interns, Fellows, and Scholars. Students may apply through the
agency’s new Student On-Line Application for Recruiting
Interns, Fellows and Scholars (SOLAR) System, undergraduate
and graduate students in STEM fields can search and apply to a
variety of NASA opportunities.
Through this website, students can register, complete one application, and apply to up
to 15 specific research opportunities. For more
information, please contact: UNCFSP/ NASA One Stop Shopping
Initiative, Phone: 1-800-231-9155.
The UNC Charlotte NanoSURE REU Program
is designed to advance nanoscale science re-search at the
under-graduate level and contribute to the education and
training of the nanotechnology workforce of the future.
Nanoscale science research faculty from the Departments of
Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Optical Science, and
Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science will provide
well defined projects related to nanoscale science for all
participants. A ten-week summer research experience is offered
and includes a stipend for summer research, allowance for
research supplies, on-campus housing, seminars and workshop
activities, recreational activities, and a final research
The Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
for summer interns to work with world-class scientists on
cutting edge research! The Science Education Programs at Oak
Ridge National Laboratory offer several programs for
undergraduate students in STEM fields to participate in a summer
internship. For a full list of programs, including others for
grad students, faculty, postdocs, and other recent graduates,
visit our website.
The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Environmental
Microbiology at UNLV
. This NSF supported program
provides undergraduates with an opportunity to perform
independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Students receive a stipend, travel subsidy, and complimentary
housing in a UNLV dormitory.
The 2012 Annual
South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS)
will be held at University of South Carolina in
Aiken, SC, on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th. Any member of the SCAS
is eligible to present a paper at the meeting or attend the
meeting. In the past faculty, undergraduate and graduate
students have presented papers and/or posters. The SCAS mission
is to promote the creation and dissemination of scientific
knowledge within the state of South Carolina by stimulating
scientific research and publication. It is a wonderful
opportunity to network with colleagues in your discipline.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
provides an outstanding environment for the training of future
veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program.
It's an excellent way for you to continue your education while
impacting the future of medicine for humans and all species.
Who knows what today's research could do for future