Student Opportunity: Environmental Microbiology Program in Las Vegas 3/9/2012

The UNLV summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Environmental Microbiology program is now accepting applications.  This NSF supported program provides undergraduates with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Students receive a $5,000 salary, round trip airfare, and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.  The program dates are June 4 to Aug 10, 2012.  Find a list of mentors and the on-line application at  A complete application includes a one-page statement of interest, transcripts (unofficial are fine), and one letter of recommendation from a scientist.  The deadline for applications is Friday March 9, 2012.  First generation college students, nontraditional students, members of groups under-represented in science and Post-9/11 veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Student Opportunity: Research interns in scientific computing (3/31)

The National Computational Science Institute offers many internships for undergraduates interested in the computational aspects of biology, chemistry or physics.

Student Opportunity: Research Experiences in Molecular Ecology (3/15)

Towson University offers a 9-week summer research program for students interested in environmental science.  Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed freshman level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Geology or Environmental Science.  Students receive a $4000 stipend and help with travel, housing and meals.

Student Opportunity: RISE at Rutgers

The Research in Science & Engineering program is a joint effort of Rutgers University and the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey.  Students interested in conducting STEM research at one of these institutions must submit applications in February.  Students meeting one or more of the following criteria are especially encouraged to apply:

  • from an economically/ educationally disadvantaged background
  • from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences
  • a first generation college student
  • a student who does not have opportunities for intensive research at your home university
  • someone who has followed a non-traditional path to college

Student Opportunity: MD Anderson Cancer Prevention Program (2/28/2011)

MD Anderson’s “Cancer Prevention Education: Student Research Experiences” program encourages undergraduate students to pursue research careers by exposing them to mentored, hands-on experiences in epidemiology (including molecular and genetic epidemiology), behavioral science, clinical cancer prevention, health disparities, and other prevention-related disciplines. Participants in the program receive a stipend of $1,733 to $2,166 per month.

Student Opportunity: REU in Biotech deadline 2/4/2011

Western Kentucky University seeks talented science students to participate in its summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in investigative biotechnology.  Thirteen faculty members in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Computer Science will serve as mentors to accepted students.  Students will receive a stipend of $480 per week, free housing, meal and travel allowances, and lab supplies.