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Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities for Your Students at Nebraska

We are now accepting applications for the University of Nebraska’s 2019 Summer Research Program, and we’d like to encourage your students to apply.
Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

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Summer 2019 research programs include:
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Osteology Research Workshops and Field School in Transylvania (Romania)

Our osteology and bioarchaeology programs are designed to offer intensive, hands on experience with remarkably well preserved human osteological remains, focusing primarily on research skill acquisition. They provide a very effective transition between the controlled teaching environment of an osteology academic lab and real “life” burial assemblages. As such, our programs offer an essential and necessary skill set to anyone pursuing a career in physical anthropology, bioarchaeology, forensics or medicine:

Adult Osteology Research Laboratory Workshop: Late Medieval ”Crisis” Populations

Location: Odorheiu Secuiesc, Transylvania, Romania
Dates:
 June 2 – June 29, 2019
More information:  
https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/adult-osteology-laboratory
Contact e-mail: 
archaeology@archaeotek.org 
Project Director:
 Dr. Jonathan Bethard (Department of Anthropology, University of Southern Florida)
Credits: 
3-6 undergraduate/graduate credits available through USF (USF deadlines and tuition applies)non-credit positions available
Requirements: 
experience with basic human anatomy and morphology useful but not required

Juvenile Osteology Research Laboratory Workshop: Victims of Change – Bioarchaeology of Children

Location: Odorheiu Secuiesc, Transylvania, Romania
Dates:
 June 30 – July 27, 2019
More information:
 https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/juvenile-osteology-laboratory
Contact e-mail: 
archaeology@archaeotek.org 
Project Director:
 Dr. Jonathan Bethard (Department of Anthropology, University of Southern Florida)
Credits: 3-6 undergraduate/graduate credits available through USF (USF deadlines and tuition applies)non-credit positions available
Requirements: stand alone human osteology course is a prerequisite (such as the above Adult Osteology Laboratory Workshop or equivalent)

Ossuary Excavation and Commingled Remains Osteology Research Laboratory Workshop

Location: Odorheiu Secuiesc (laboratory) and Valeni / Patakfalva (excavation), Transylvania, Romania
Dates: Session 1: June 2 – June 29, 2019; Session 2: June 30 – July 27, 2019
More informationhttps://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/commingled-remains
Contact e-mailarchaeology@archaeotek.org
Project Director: Frankie West and Dr. Katie Zejdlik-Passalacqua (Department of Anthropology, Western Carolina University)
Credits: 6 undergraduate credits available through WCU for session 1 (WCU deadlines and tuition applies);  3-6 undergraduate/graduate credits available through USF for session 2 (USF deadlines and tuition applies); non-credit positions available
Requirements: stand alone human osteology course is a prerequisite (such as the above Adult Osteology LAboratory Workshop or equivalent)

HISTORICAL CONTEXT : As the 15th century ends, the battle for Europe continues! The heroes (and their legend) that held back the Ottoman East have died: Vlad Dracula the Impaler in 1476; Saint Stephan the Great in 1504; Skanderberg in 1468. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the European defeat at the Battle of Mohacs in 1526 opened the way for the Ottoman expansion into Europe, all the way to the gates of Vienna. The Saxon fortresses and the Szekely armies managed to hold the Ottomans at bay as the Principality of Transylvania was born in 1570. Turkish pressure combined with the struggle between Catholicism and Protestantism has generated an extraordinary environment that impacted the local populations in a variety of ways, both physiologically and socio-culturally. The aim of our osteology and bioarchaeology projects is to evaluate how major global political events impact physically and physiologically the local Transylvanian medieval populations.

For bioarchaeology field work experience, our participants can further combine the above programs with our bioarchaeology field school: Medieval Cemetery Funerary Cemetery Excavation. (6 academic credits available through WCU for the first session and USF for the second session).

Our projects are designed as intensive hands-on laboratory experience programs and, as such, are open to both credit students and non-credit participants. For more information on this program, see attached brochures or visit www.archaeotek-archaeology.org

Pharmaceutical Product Development Open House

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), a local major employer of VCU students from the sciences, is hosting an Open House and Information Session with their PPD Labs teams at their Richmond Lab (2244 Dabney Road, Building D, Richmond, VA 23230). The event is on Thursday, November 8th from 4pm – 7pm.
 
This is a phenomenal opportunity for students to learn more about PPD and an opportunity to network. In fact, students attending the Open House are HIGHLY encouraged to bring multiples copies of their resumes to discuss with the lab members at the event. 
PPD is open to new/recent grads and upcoming Dec. grads as well as alumni. PPD also have a great technical training program in place for folks coming out of a BS in the lab sciences, so this is also a great info session for those still a year or two from graduating!

Moreover, PPD are currently hiring for roles in all levels for the bioanalytical labs (BS, MS and PhD + alum are all welcome). Specific skills/majors where we have current openings are in vaccine sciences, immunochemistry, molecular genomics/PCR Sequencing (sr level roles in Molec/PCR as well) and biomarker sciences, so some majors and coursework well aligned are biochemistry, biology, immunology, chemistry, microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology and other related lab science degrees.

Forensic Science Graduate Open House

Have a question about obtaining a Master’s degree in Forensic Science at VCU?

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00-2:30
University Student Commons Forum Room
907 Floyd Avenue , Richmond, VA

Join the Department of Forensic Science for an Informational Session where you can learn about the graduate program curriculum, the admissions process and the University, meet faculty and current graduate students, and tour the department and our partner agency, the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

Please RSVP to attend to fos@vcu.edu by 11/7

WINTER-BREAK, 3-CREDIT, FIELD SCIENCE COURSE with Ecosystem Field Studies

AMAZING WINTER-BREAK, 3-CREDIT, FIELD SCIENCE COURSE
with 

Ecosystem Field Studies 
 
An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning  

while immersed in a spectacular & transformative marine educational setting!
Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies
* Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive on the Caribbean coral reef of Mexico *
    December 27, 2018 – January 16, 2019
  • Gain valuable career skills in hands-on scientific field research
  • Earn 3 undergraduate academic transfer credits over winter-break
  • Join a diverse & exciting group of college students for a marine and coastal
    learning experience of a lifetime!
For all course information visit the website:  

 
Open to students from all universities & majors | Accredited by the University of Montana, Environmental Studies Program: ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits
Direct questions to Professor & EcoFS Director, Steve Johnson at steve@EcoFS.org

NC State’s Master of Microbial Biotechnology

The MMB is a two-year, Professional Science Master’s program that offers a unique blend of science and business, integrated in real-world bioscience industry exposure.  Our campus, located 15 miles from Research Triangle Park, the heart of the biotech industry, is the ideal location to gain exposure to local biotech and pharma companies through industrial case studies, internships, and guest speakers.

The MMB program that trains students to apply scientific methods to solve business-related problems faced by the bioscience industry. We believe that students gain practical experience through this program that enhances their career options. In fact, 98% of students are satisfied with their post graduate career. Overall, respondents indicated satisfaction with their job meaningfulness, security, salary, autonomy, and opportunities for advancement.

Click here to learn about NCSU’s visitation program. Applications are due 10/22.

Spit4Science recruiting undergrad research assistants for next Spring

What is Spit4Science?

  • VCU-wide research project
  • Goal: understand how genetic and environmental factors come together to influence a variety of health-related outcomes in the VCU undergraduate population
  • spit4science.vcu.edu

Why be involved?

  • Be involved in recruitment, marketing, data collection and analysis, and other research activities
  • Work in teams to develop research questions and analyze Spit for Science data
  • Meet different faculty involved in the project

Class Details

  • Application only
  • Three credits
  • A-F grading system
  • Students from all class, levels and majors are encouraged to apply

Questions? Please contact adkinsae@vcu.edu

Apply via https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=8NHWW8WR43

Applications due by Monday, October 29th at 5:00 PM.

Cancer Research Opportunity Summer 2019

VCU Biology received the following communication:

We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-35) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. 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 third class of the Graduate School in August, 2019.

All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. The POE 2018 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.85. Our POE 2018 class of 55 students from 44 schools in 25 states 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. POE medical students 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 contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2019 application materials is February 1, 2019. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 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.

Within Integrated Life Sciences, you choose. Entering ILS students sample three faculty research programs prior to committing to a major professor and graduate program. With more than 250 faculty and 14 PhD graduate programs affiliated with ILS, a student is certain to find a great research and learning environment. ILS students also engage in innovative curriculum that is purposefully designed to facilitate the transition to graduate education and research.

  • PhD training in emerging and interdisciplinary areas
  • Customized research specializations
  • Competitive financial support
  •  Strong mentoring and outcomes

Research Strengths

    • Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Biology Education Research
    • Cancer
    • Cell Biology
    • Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
    • Chemical Biology
    • Climate Change
    • Computational Chemistry in Biology
    • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    • Bioinformatics
    • Cellular Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Entomology
    • Genetics
    • Infectious Diseases
    • NIH T32 Grants
    • NIH Bridges-to-Doctorate
    • NSF Graduate Scholars Leadership, Engagement and Development
    • Gateway to Graduate Education
    • Professional Development Courses
    • Marine Sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Neuroscience
    • Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences
    • Physiology & Pharmacology
    • Plant Biology
    • Toxicology
    • Developmental Biology
    • Disease Ecology
    • Drug Discovery & Development
    • Epigenetics & Chomatin
    • Evolution & Ecology
    • Fungal Biology
    • Glycoscience
    • Insect Biology
    • Molecular Plant Science
    • Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology
    • Pathogens & Immunity
    • Regenerative Medicine
    • Systems Biology
    • Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases
    • Vaccines & Biological Countermeasures

Do tomorrow’s research today at UGA!
For more information, visit ils.uga.edu or contact us at ilsinfo@uga.edu or 706-583-0854.

2019 PPIA Junior Summer Institute Application is Now Open

The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) are focused on training the next generation of diverse leaders in public policy and international affairs. PPIA JSI is a rigorous seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging diverse leaders in public service.  The JSI curriculum is structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, and public speaking. The deadline to apply for summer 2019 is November 19.