Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) Summer Program at UVA Blandy

Dear Friends,

Please pass along the attached pdf to undergraduate students who may be interested in an excellent opportunity to conduct ecological research next summer by joining the Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Program at the University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm.

The program emphasizes experimental, field-based approaches to a wide variety of topics such as plant-animal interactions, pollination ecology, landscape ecology, and ecosystem ecology.  Successful applicants will receive a $5775 stipend, additional money for food, and free housing.  Each student picks a research mentor from our pool of faculty members and graduate students and then conducts an independent research project.  The students will gain experience in experimental design, data collection, analytical techniques, and written and oral presentation of findings.  REU students also benefit from several professional development workshops.

This is a truly wonderful opportunity for an undergraduate student contemplating a future in science.  We hope the attached information will help spread the word!

To apply: https://sites.google.com/site/blandyreu/

Thank you,

Dr. Kyle J.  Haynes

Associate Director, Bland Experimental Farm

Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences

University of Virginia

Cancer research opportunity summer 2016

We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-32) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program https://www.stjude.org/poe. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.

A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist. The St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences was recently established to offer training in leading-edge scientific fields paired with unique mentoring in the St. Jude clinical experience. Highly motivated POE students would have opportunities to join the inaugural class of the Graduate School in August, 2017. More information about graduate education at St. Jude is at https://www.stjude.org/graduate-school.

Prior research experience is required for all applicants. The POE 2015 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.85. In 2015, 56 students from 44 schools in 30 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia were selected from over 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate.2016 POE medical students will spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology,  chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non- local participants.

The POE home page https://www.stjude.org/poe contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2016 application materials is February 1, 2016. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are required. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-36S2) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.

Thank you for your time!

Suzanne Gronemeyer, PhD

Director, Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

Director, Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Program

Associate Director, Academic Programs

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place, MS 304

Memphis, TN 38105-3678

 

suzanne.gronemeyer@stjude.org

https://www.stjude.org/poe

https://www.stjude.org/Gronemeyer

 

PS I advise students to apply for several programs, since most programs get many more well-qualified applicants than they can place. Many fine internship opportunities are listed on http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/preprof/summerprogs.html, http://www.asbmb.org/summerresearch/, andhttp://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm. Another option may be http://www.fhcrc.org/en/careers/internship-opportunities.html, orhttp://www.fredhutch.org/en/education-training/undergraduate-students.html. Graduating seniors may want to look into post baccalaureate programs such as https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta. . Current medical students may be interested in http://www.chla.org/site/c.ipINKTOAJsG/b.4434829/k.8F5A/Summer_Oncology_Fellowship.htm,  https://www.roswellpark.edu/education/summer-programs/medical/dental/pa-students, or http://msa.medicine.iu.edu/financial-aid/summer-opportunities.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2016 HS-STEM Summer Internships

 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

 Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

 Application deadline: December 16, 2015, 11:59PM EST

 How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1468

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at

http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/

 For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

The DHS Education Programs Team

ORAU/ORISE