2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program

Are your students looking for summer research opportunities? Please post, forward, or tell your students about the 2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program housed on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)

All programs for 2015 are listed at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram and include projects in Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Minority Health Disparities, Nanotechnology, Optics and Laser Physics, Redox Biology, and Virology.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review of applications begins Monday, February 2 and all applications are due by Monday, March 2.
Thank you for your assistance in disseminating this information.
Best regards,
Maggie Jobes
Summer Research Program Director
Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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Summer research internships 2015: Plants and plant-animal interactions in fragmented prairies

Summer research internships 2015

Are you interested in field research experience and learning about the ecology and evolution of plants and plant-animal interactions in fragmented prairies? We are looking for 3-6 summer researchers for an NSF-funded project investigating how habitat fragmentation influences inbreeding, pollination, herbivory, and demography in purple coneflower, Echinacea angustifolia, populations in western Minnesota. We anticipate hiring 2-3 REUs, 2-3 summer field assistants, and one or two 12-month research interns. This is a great opportunity for aspiring ecologists, conservation biologists, and evolutionary biologists to gain research experience and learn about the ecology and evolution of plants in fragmented prairies!

No experience is necessary, but you must be enthusiastic and hard-working. During the summer, you will monitor natural plant populations, measure plant traits in experimental plots, and assist in all aspects of research. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to pursue an independent project as an REU participant. Potential projects could involve hand-pollinating plants, observing & collecting insects, monitoring flowering phenology, conducting statistical analyses, or computer programming.

If you would like more information or wish to apply, please visit this
website http://echinaceaProject.org/opportunities/ or contact Stuart Wagenius. Applications will be reviewed starting 27 February 2014 for REU positions and 6 March for other positions.

Seasonal wetlands field assistant

Seasonal wetlands field assistant – Virginia
Agency: West Virginia University
Location: West Point, Virginia
Dates: May 2015 – July 2015

Job Description: Seasonal wetlands wildlife field assistant, early May through July, for a research project focusing on distribution and abundance of king and clapper rails in marshes along the Pamunkey River near West Point, Virginia. Duties include piloting motorboats, monitoring autonomous recording systems, conducting avian point counts and vegetation surveys, collection of eDNA water samples, and collecting salinity and water depth measurements. Additional opportunities to trap and process birds depending on qualifications and skills.

1) Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field
2) Applicants must have boating and trailering experience, along with valid
boater’s training
3) Previous experience conducting avian point counts
4) Ability to collect data with strong attention to detail
5) Ability to work long hours, with early mornings (0400)
6) Valid driver’s license and a good driving record
7) Must interact professionally and respectfully with Virginia Department of
Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) officials who assist on the project and
provide equipment

Preference will be given to applicants with experience boating in coastal marshes, identifying estuarine and marsh birds by sight and sound, identifying coastal marsh vegetation, and navigating using handheld GPS units.

Housing and monthly salary will be provided.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and three references in a single document to Lydia Stiffler at llstiffler@mix.wvu.edu by March 01.

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Summer Student Training and Research Program

The summer 2015 STAR session starts May 18 - Apply Now
The Graduate School at Georgia Regents UniversityGRU’s STAR (Student Training and Research) is ideal for undergraduates who wish to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences

More information at:gradschool.gru.edu/STAR →

Application DeadlineFebruary 9, 2015

Have Questions?call   (706) 721-9516

click   gradschool.gru.edu/STAR

The Graduate School
Georgia Regents University
1120 15th Street, CJ 2201
Augusta, GA 30912

This 9-week biomedical research program includes:

Hands-on Research Experienceguided by a faculty mentor
A Diverse Set of Workshops & Activitiesranging from topics such as The Genomic Revolution to Zebrafish as a Model System
Valuable Practice in Scientific Communicationand how to present research
Networking Oppurtunitieswithin the scientific community

A Competitive Stipend, On-Campus Housing and More!

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NEON’s Undergraduate Internship Program

NEON’s Undergraduate Internship Program<http://www.neoninc.org/learn-experience/internships> has six new exciting projects and mentors lined up at our headquarters facility in Boulder CO for this summer.

Do you know an undergraduate student who would benefit from real-world summer work experience in ecology, engineering or computing? NEON is currently looking for interns in the following areas: biology, ecology, environmental science, statistics, imaging, instrumentation, electrical, civil and environmental engineering, physics, mathematics, and computer science. See our “Opportunities<http://www.neoninc.org/learn-experience/internships/opportunities>” page for specifics on this year’s projects.

NEON interns receive a competitive summer salary, housing, and travel to and from Boulder. Our program is designed to promote student success through mentoring, leadership training, communications workshops and various professional networking opportunities. We encourage applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences and engineering, first generation to college students, and students who have limited internship opportunities at their home institutions. The application deadline is February 16, 2015, and the 11-week program will run from May 18-July 31, 2015. Dates can vary for students on the quarter system calendar.

For more information or to apply, visit http://www.neoninc.org/learn-experience/internships
Questions should be directed to internships@neoninc.org
Liz Goehring
NEON Undergraduate Internship Program Director | Sr. Science Educator – Programs
NEON | National Ecological Observatory Network
1685 38th St.,Suite 100,  Boulder CO 80301
720.330.1512 | lgoehring@neoninc.org | www.neoninc.org<http://www.neoninc.org>

Study Abroad Summer 2015: Paleoanthropology and the Legacy of Human Evolution


• ANTH 398: Field Investigations in Anthropology, 3 credits (required)
• ANTH 391: Paleoanthropology and the Legacy of Human Evolution, 3 credits • BIOL 391: Paleoanthropology and the Legacy of Human Evolution, 3 credits

Course description:

This course will offer students an introduction to the uniquely rich natural and social history of South Africa. Two thirds of the course will focus on the study of the “natural history” of South Africa, which will include intensive consideration of the ecology and evolution of living things. Classroom instruction will focus on evolutionary prin- ciples with specific regard to humans, and will be complemented by visiting World Heritage Sites, like the Cradle of Humankind, that are famous for the discovery of our fossil ancestors. In the study of South African natural history, several days will also be devoted to the ecology of the animals living in the country today, and will include a visit to a world famous wildlife park for a true African safari. The remaining time in the course will focus on the beau- tiful South African context of these World Heritage Sites, and will include a brief introduction to the history of South Africa and the legacy that this history has left for South Africans today. Classroom instruction will include lectures on history and culture, and will be complemented by visits to the Apartheid Museum and Soweto.

Program cost: $2,800 + airfare + VCU tuition

The program fee is $2,800 and includes the following:

• Accommodations in Johannesburg and Cape Town
• Most meals
• Ground and air transportation throughout South Africa • Study visits and excursions to museums and archaeo-

logical sites
• On-site Program Director support • Pre-departure orientation
• International Student Identity Card • VCU administrative fees
• Application deposit

The following are not included in the program fee. Students are responsible for:
• Airfare
• VCU tuition and fees

• Some meals
• Anti-malarial medication
• Passport application fee
• Personal expenses during the program estimated at $300 • Anything not specifically mentioned above

Airfare: Airfare is not included. Participants are responsible for making their own round-trip travel arrangements.

Eligibility: This program is open to all students, regardless of major, who have at least a 2.0 GPA.

Accommodations: Though many of the sites that will be visited on this program are often frequented by tourists, students will be exposed to local cultures and peoples each day. Bed & breakfasts are the most common accom- modations in South Africa, each of which is owned and visited by local South Africans who are often very involved with shaping the experiences of lodgers. While in-country, students will stay in bed & breakfasts in a suburb of Johannesburg and in Cape Town. While rooms may be shared, each is equipped with bathroom facilities and will provide breakfast and snacks to lodgers. In both cities, rooms will be within walking distance of grocery stores and local sites of interest and students will have some free time to explore on their own. At the Kruger National Park, students will stay in luxury tents or rondevals/cabins and will be on safari from dawn until dusk each day, experi- encing up-close encounters with animals such as elephants, lions, and antelopes.

Tours at fossil sites and museums are given by local guides and guest lectures from several South African scientists will be integrated into the program. In each place visited, dinners have been organized that will allow students to sample local cuisine. Students are encouraged to visit local markets and shops where they can interact with South Africans in everyday situations. Students will be fully integrated in the scientific process while in South Africa and will share work and meals with local research teams. Students will also visit and volunteer at non-profit organiza- tions designed to help at-risk youth in the South African townships.

Program Director: The program will be led by Dr. Amy Rector Verrelli, an assistant professor of anthropology who has had extensive experience with American undergraduate students in South Africa through this and other field schools run in the Limpopo Province. Dr. Rector Verrelli lived in Cape Town for several years collecting data for her dissertation and continues archaeological fieldwork in the country each year. She is thrilled to offer this excit- ing opportunity through VCU!

2015 Marine Science Summer Internship – University of Delaware


Please pass the following information on to your students about a great undergraduate summer research opportunity at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware.  Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science.  We especially encourage applications from members of minority groups underrepresented in science.

The program will run for 10 weeks (June 8August 14). Please go to our website http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/for-current-undergraduates/marine-sciences-summer-program to find out more about the program. Student support includes a $5,500 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.  The application form and instructions for submitting supporting documents are available at http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/for-current-undergraduates/marine-sciences-summer-program/application.

Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine geology.

This internship program will take place at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park.

If you have any questions, please contact Joanna York (302) 831-7040 or at jyork@udel.edu.


Joanna York

REU Coordinator

University of Virginia Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)

Ten week summer research internships are available for qualified undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. The University of Virginia can offer a generous stipend to program participants ($4,683 in 2014).  In addition, round-trip travel and free housing is provided to those accepted.

We are supported by peer-reviewed NIH grants sponsoring research in the areas of Cardiovascular Disease and Biodefense. We also receive support from numerous extramural organizations like The Endocrine Society, The Leadership Alliance, and The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

SRIP exposes a diverse group of students to current biomedical research. Our alumni have had great success at starting their research careers and many have enrolled in our graduate programs at UVA.  For complete information, and to access the application, please visit us at . . .


If you are not interested in this opportunity, feel free to pass it along to others who may be.


Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker | Administrator | Summer Research Internship Program

Graduate Programs Office | UVA School of Medicine
Phone: 434-924-1757 | Fax: 434-924-0140 | srip@virginia.edu


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