Tag Archives: Spring 2015

UROP Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Organized by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and part of VCU Student Research Weeks, the annual VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity is a wonderful opportunity for students to present their research endeavors and creative scholarship to their academic peers, members of the VCU faculty, community members, and friends and family.  All undergrads from every discipline are encouraged to present and attend.  Presentations may be for completed research projects, completed papers, or research in progress.

symp 2016

 

A NIFTEY Volunteer Opportunity (that’s pretty cool, too)!

Ever wonder how the environmentaffects our health?
Center on Health Disparities researcher,Dr. Tim York, invites you to explore Richmond’s environments with us!
On Dr. York’s team, volunteer research assistants will help discover how much environmental-biological factors affect preterm birth in African-Americans via NIFTEY (Neighborhood Inventory for Environmental Typology) systematic observation.
To be a NIFTEY rater (or find out more information)…
 
  Contact Project Coordinator, Sara Wagner@ wagnersm2@vcu.edu today!

Thanks for spreading the word!

Undergraduate Research Positions with the Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics!

Undergraduate Research Positions with the Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics!

Description of the research:

The goal of this study is to learn more about genetic and environmental factors that could influence the likelihood of someone developing an anxiety/mood disorder. To help accomplish this, we are inviting parents and their twins, ages 9 to 13 years old, to participate in this study.

Description of Duties:

The research assistant would have a great deal of involvement in the day to day details of running a research study. Responsibilities may include the following:

Extensive participant interaction (administering an IQ test, collecting DNA samples, presenting behavioral and computer tasks)

Working with psychophysiological software and equipment (BIOPAC and E-Prime)

Early data monitoring/quality control

If the student matches well with this project, there is potential for publishing opportunities for posters and papers.

Required hours/week: 10 hours/week

Eligibility requirements:

GPA of 3.0 or higher required

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to learn quickly, work diligently, and interact in a professional and personable manner

The application can be found by visiting this link:http://wp.vcu.edu/vcuurop/2015/01/13/vipbg-ra2015/

Undergraduate Research Positions with the Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics!

Description of the research:

The goal of this study is to learn more about genetic and environmental factors that could influence the likelihood of someone developing an anxiety/mood disorder. To help accomplish this, we are inviting parents and their twins, ages 9 to 13 years old, to participate in this study.

Description of Duties:

The research assistant would have a great deal of involvement in the day to day details of running a research study. Responsibilities may include the following:

Extensive participant interaction (administering an IQ test, collecting DNA samples, presenting behavioral and computer tasks)

Working with psychophysiological software and equipment (BIOPAC and E-Prime)

Early data monitoring/quality control

If the student matches well with this project, there is potential for publishing opportunities for posters and papers.

Required hours/week: 10 hours/week

Eligibility requirements:

GPA of 3.0 or higher required

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to learn quickly, work diligently, and interact in a professional and personable manner

The application can be found by visiting this link: http://wp.vcu.edu/vcuurop/2015/01/13/vipbg-ra2015/

Research Assistant Position – Available now

I’m a faculty member in the biochemistry department on the MCV campus. I’m looking to find one or two good senior undergraduate students that would like to work in the lab part time (maybe 10-20 hours per week). Specifically, these students would learn a variety of modern molecular biology techniques that fit into my research on the development of the adult vasculature. My lab is primarily focused on understanding protein function (primarily receptors) using biochemical and biophysical tools including fluorescence microscopy and x-ray crystallography. I would appreciate any information you may have on how to recruit interested students.  More information on the Barton lab research projects here: http://www.people.vcu.edu/~wabarton/
You can reach Dr. Barton at wabarton@vcu.edu  Make sure that when you email Dr. Barton you include the following info:

Contact Information:

Name:

Phone Number:

E-mail:

Academic Information:

Major(s)/Minor:

Year:

GPA:

What days/hours would you be available to work in the lab during spring semester?

How many credits are you taking during the spring semester?

How many hours per week would you ideally be able to devote to research?

Would you be available to conduct research over the summer?

 Future Plans:

Are you planning to apply for graduate school or medical school? If yes, in what field?

Previous Research Experience:

Please list and describe any research experience you have. Include the location, your supervisor, the project you were involved in, and your specific duties.

 

Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) and its partners (shown below), in collaboration with Virginia’s colleges and universities, are offering the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP is a free student resource for finding paid spring, summer, and fall internships. Undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) disciplines complete a single application package that will be reviewed by companies throughout Virginia.
There is no cost to students, colleges/universities, or companies to participate.

Students may search for internships statewide or by region and can also express interest in specific internships posted by companies. No deadline is required but apply as early as possible for maximum opportunity, at www.CSIIP.org.

One application puts a student in front of a multitude of companies offering internships.

See the flyer here: csiip.spacegrant.org_CSIIP_Flyer_Student

 

Atlantis Project: Short-term hospital internships overseas

The Atlantis Project offers short-term hospital internships in the Canary Islands of Spain and the Azores Islands of Portugal for students interested in broadening their understanding of health. Atlantis Fellows shadow local health professionals, improve language skills, and give back to the community by teaching English to local residents — all of this on some of the most beautiful islands on earth. Starting in summer 2015, Atlantis Fellows may also have opportunities to assist with research projects. 
For questions about the Atlantis Project, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at:
admissions@atlantis-project-org
Office hours: Weekdays 9am-4pm EST
Also: The next free Atlantis Project webinar is scheduled for January 21st at 1:00pm EST . The registration link is here: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EB53DD89864938

Undergraduate Research in Cancer Biology | Spring 2015

Dr Sumitra Deb is looking for one or more students for an independent study for the Spring 2015 semester.

To find out more about the research his lab does, you can check out their website at  http://www.people.vcu.edu/~sdeb/.

Interested students should apply by email to Dr Deb’s graduate student Catherine Vaughan vaughanca@vcu.edu
Please include your CV/Resume and be sure to tell us the following information:
– your general work experience
– your lab experiences
– your GPA.
If you know your class schedule for the next semester, providing that would also be very helpful (or at least your hours of availability) We’re on the MCV campus in the Massey Cancer Center so please consider that when thinking about your commute.
 
To those interested: this is a unique and amazing experience that will provide you with a lot more than a mark on your resume. If you have any questions about the position, please don’t hesitate to email Catherine Vaughan ( vaughanca@vcu.edu).
 
Thank you,

Sumitra Deb, Ph.D.
Professor
Biochemistry
Microbiology & Immunology
Medical College of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Member, Massey Cancer Center
Goodwin Research Laboratory, Room 384
401 College Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298

Phone 804-827-1375
Fax 804-827-1427
E. Mail SDEB@VCU.EDU
Web Site: http://www.people.vcu.edu/~sdeb/