Phantastic Physiology Voyage: “Function Follows Form”

Video Contest for Undergraduate/Graduate Students


Award:                $750 1st prize and video shown at EB 2015 meeting

$250 Viewer’s choice prize and video shown at EB 2015 meeting

Deadline:            December 15, 2014


APS Presents…Phantastic Physiology Voyage:  “Function Follows Form”  video contest encourages undergraduate and graduate students to creatively connect with physiology in the development of a short video explaining some aspect of physiology for the general public.


More information:

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Kalu Yala International Internships for Students

Hello future travellers,

Please see the information below from the Kalu Yala International Internships program.  We have had Biology majors in the past do this program for Biology internship credit while being abroad and they reported very meaningful experiences.

Kalu Yala Internships

Since Summer 2010, we have had students from 17 countries, 45 states, and 160 colleges.

Please see our website and the attached program summary. Here is the link:

 Check out what others are saying about us in this article!

Regards from Panama,


Kalu Yala Entrepreneurial Internships


Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (VSPYCC) Summer 2015 Program

Hey Students!

Please see the message below from the Office of Community Engagement and Volunteerism for the Virginia State Parks.  Students may be eligible to register for 1 credit of Biology Internship at the same time they get paid for this program – and seniors can use it for Capstone experience.  But it is still an awesome {paid!} opportunity even if you do not want to do it for credit.


Do you want the opportunity to work with youth?

Do you want to make a difference in Virginia State Parks?

Do you have good leadership skills?

Do you like making money?


If you answered yes to these four questions then you may be interested in applying to be a crew supervisor for the 2015 Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (VSPYCC) Program.

Please see the pdf flier linked at the bottom for more information regarding this program. If you are interested in applying, you can find more information on the webpage at  where you can also find the link to fill out the supervisor application. If the above link does not work copy and paste the following into your browser.

If you have any further questions feel free to contact them by email at or by telephone at 804-625-3984.

YCC Supervisor Flier

Third Annual Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium

The Third Annual Emory University-Laney Graduate School STEM Research and Career Symposium  ( will be held March 25-27, 2015 at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta.

Full travel and housing scholarships available for underrepresented students. Last year 60% of student attendees received full travel awards and another 10% received partial travel awards.

  • Event is for undergraduates AND graduate students, and their mentors.
  • Student research presentations, career development workshops and social events.
  • Free application and registration.

Please encourage your best students (graduate and undergraduate) to apply to attend, and I hope that you’ll consider joining them.  Students from underrepresented groups (racial minorities, disabled students and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds) will be eligible to apply for travel awards that will provide for their travel and housing.  We also invite you to attend together with your student(s).  Full information is available on our website ( Details of the conference are summarized below.

A premier research conference for undergraduates interested in learning about PhD, MD/PhD or postbaccalaureate programs; graduate students contemplating postdoctoral training; and the advisors of these students.

Two days of shared research presentations, networking and mentoring.

Interactions with Emory research faculty mentors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

A new feature this year will be a round table discussion for faculty and program staff attendees with a group of Emory faculty

 The Symposium overlaps with the Atlanta Science Festival.  Symposium attendees can choose to arrive early or stay late, at their own expense, to sample this other exciting event.

Please distribute the attached information to your undergraduate and graduate students, who may apply directly through our website and to your colleagues in the STEM disciplines.   The application deadline is January 15th.   A committee of Emory training faculty will review abstracts to select participants and travel awardees.  Due to the success of last year’s symposium and the restricted number of attendees, we expect competition for acceptance to be spirited. Only abstracts that report outcomes/results will be competitive.  Awardees will be notified by mid-February.   Up to ten students will be selected from the submitted abstracts to present a platform talk, and their advisors will also receive a travel award if necessary. All remaining student participants will be expected to present a poster on their research.

Mentors who write letters of reference for their students will be notified by e-mail whether or not the application was successful.   At that time mentors will also receive information about how to register to attend with their students if they wish to do so.   If you have any questions, please e-mail us We look forward to hearing from you and your students.

Sincerely yours,

James Kindt

Professor of Chemistry

Co-chair of 2015 Emory-LGS STEM Symposium

Amgen Scholars Program, a summer research program in science and biotechnology

Dear Colleagues,

You may be familiar with the Amgen Scholars Program, a summer research program in science and biotechnology.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a participant in the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program for a ninth year.  UROP is MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. The mission of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is to provide students with a strong science research experience that may be pivotal in their undergraduate career, cultivate a passion for science, encourage the pursuit of graduate studies in the sciences, and stimulate interest in research and scientific careers.

During the summer 2014 program, MIT hosted 15 visiting scholars who engaged in research under the supervision of MIT’s foremost faculty and leading researchers.  In addition to the visiting scholars, ten MIT undergraduates participated in the program. Over the past eight summers, over 200 students have conducted research through this program.

We are soliciting applications for students to engage in research as part of the summer 2015 Amgen-UROP Scholars Program. I request your assistance in distributing this announcement to your colleagues and encouraging young scholars on your campus to submit an application. While spending a summer in Boston and gaining research experience, your students will be paid a stipend; room, board and transportation to and from Boston will also be covered by their appointment. All students will live on-campus in one of our undergraduate residences. This community of young scholars will share in the excitement of research by participating in a faculty-led seminar series, workshops, poster session and a mid-summer symposium at UCLA (travel, room and board are covered). 

MIT is delighted to invite undergraduate students from other colleges and universities to join our research enterprise. We value the knowledge, experience and enthusiasm these young scholars will bring to our campus and appreciate this opportunity to build a relationship with your faculty and campus.

I have attached a brief description of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program. The URL listed on the document directs interested faculty and students to a website with additional details, application and contact information.

Thank you for sharing this information with your colleagues and undergraduate students. We look forward to receiving applications from your students.


Julie B. Norman
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Director, Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming

Amgen Non-MIT Flyer