The CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars program provides opportunities for selected students to gain full-time experience developing ideas by spending the summer working as an intern with faculty-led initiatives. Innovation Scholars will contribute to the work of emerging companies and licensing opportunities, extending their learning from the classroom into the realm of innovation and entrepreneurship. Interns may work on further development or testing of core concepts or engage in the development of other aspects of the projects such as data analysis, marketing, customer surveys, etc. Each position has unique prerequisites and eligibility requirements, and applicants must indicate which position(s) interest them. Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.
This summer, the University of Washington and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are offering a six week field course (ARCHY 270) in tribal historic preservation and archaeological field methods on the Grand Ronde Reservation in Grand Ronde, OR. Field school students will work with and alongside the Grand Ronde Tribal Historic Preservation Office to document historic reservation properties. The field school is a unique opportunity to gain training in a variety archaeological, ethnographic, and community-based field methods. Students will learn a variety of low-impact archaeological techniques for documenting tribal cultural resources including high-precision remote sensing, survey, and mapping technologies. Students will also gain a comprehensive understanding of survey design, excavation strategies, and artifact analysis. Lectures, field trips, workshops, and public outreach events will complement these essential skills and present further opportunities for students to understand the principles of tribal historic preservation and archaeological practice. Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2017. See the attached flyer for more information.
Applications for the UW Sea-Going Research and Discovery course (OCEAN 411) are now open. The course offers students the opportunity to participate on a global-class research ship using a state-of the-art underwater robotic vehicle (ROV). During the 1.5 – 3 week time at sea, students will work alongside experienced scientists, engineers, and shipʼs crew members to gain at-sea research and sea-going experience using advanced oceanographic research instruments and vehicles. The course has no prerequisites and is open to all students. Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2017. See the attached flyer for more information.
The NASA Space Grant Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a summer quarter undergraduate research opportunity for STEM undergraduates at the University of Washington. Student researchers work under the guidance of a UW faculty member, postdoctoral scholar or research scientist on a physical or natural sciences project. SURP awards are $5,000 for a full time summer intern (40 hours a week) and $2,500 for a part-time summer intern (20 hours a week). Applications will be accepted until April 14, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.
The American Heart Association (AHA) Summer Undergraduate Fellowships offer students the opportunity to participate in intensive 10-week research experiences at UC San Diego. In addition to working closely with faculty members on cutting-edge research projects, the students will participate in a number of professional development activities and will present their research at the Summer Research Conference at UC San Diego. Students will receive a $4,000 stipend; a limited number of travel and living subsidies are available. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2017. More information about the program can be found here or in the attached flyer.
Mahina is designed for students who intend to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral and public health research fields. It is the only MHIRT program that exposes students to Indigenist approaches to wellness and Indigenous research ethics and protocols. The program features onsite immersion in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and research learning opportunities with Indigenous peoples. The program offers trainees funding for travel and housing costs and a stipend for living expenses. Applications will be accepted until March 10, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.
The Stanford Undergraduate Research Association encourages undergraduates in all disciplines to apply to the 2017 Stanford Research Conference, which will be held on April 14-16 on the campus of Stanford University. Past participants have presented summer research projects, senior theses, and other work guided by faculty. Applications will be accepted until February 17, 2017. More information about the conference can be found here.
The IHME Internship offers undergraduates a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and agile organization at the intersection of nonprofit work, technology development, academia, and research. Interns will contribute to mission-critical work, learn from experts in the field, and interact with diverse and international staff. Internships are offered in the following areas: research, global engagement, technology, and financial planning. Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.
Interested in applying to the Undergraduate Research Symposium? Need help writing an abstract? Attend a URP abstract writing workshop! Workshops will answer the following questions: What exactly is an abstract? How do I write one? What information do I include? What information do I exclude? Upcoming workshops are scheduled for Monday, February 6 from 3:30 – 4:20 pm and Thursday, February 9 from 3:30 – 4:20 pm. You can register for a workshop here.
In addition to the abstract workshops, the Undergraduate Research Program and Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) are hosting an abstract open house on Wednesday, February 8 from 4:30-6:30 pm in HUB 145. Graduate students and URP staff will be on hand to offer feedback on abstract writing and drafts. All STEM undergraduate researchers interested in applying to the Symposium, SACNAS 2017, or other conferences are encouraged to attend. See the attached flyer for more information.
The I-Corps Site program recruits exploratory business ventures started by faculty, staff, students and alumni, providing teams the infrastructure needed to accelerate business exploration and creation. Each I-Corps grant will provide $2,500 to eligible teams as they gain first-hand feedback from potential customers and clients. Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2017. More information about the grant can be found here.