Volunteering for the Undergraduate Research Symposium! (May 15th, 2015)

The Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram is recruit­ing Vol­un­teers for this year’s 18th Annual Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium hap­pen­ing on Fri­day, May 15th from 11am — 6:00pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Vol­un­teers are crit­i­cal to the suc­cess of the Sym­po­sium, and we invite you to Vol­un­teer and to for­ward this announce­ment on.

Here is the link to view vol­un­teer shifts and to sign-up: http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/sym­po­sium/volunteer/. There are a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent vol­un­teer roles before, dur­ing, and after the event. Vol­un­teers can sign-up for mul­ti­ple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

We hope to have you Vol­un­teer, and we appre­ci­ate your sup­port of the UW Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram and the Research Sym­po­sium!

International Summer School in London: Program in Medicine

Impe­r­ial Col­lege Lon­don Fac­ulty of Med­i­cine Sum­mer School 2015: Rev­o­lu­tions in Biomedicine

This year, Imperial’s Fac­ulty of Med­i­cine is launch­ing its first Inter­na­tional Sum­mer School. With an over­ar­ch­ing pro­gram theme of ‘Rev­o­lu­tions in Bio­med­i­cine’, the School will pro­vide a research-centered, aca­d­e­mic course for bio­science and med­i­cine under­grad­u­ates (or recent grad­u­ates) from around the world.

The school will:

  • Give insight into past, present and future rev­o­lu­tions in bio­med­i­cine through lec­tures, inter­ac­tive group ses­sions and seminars
  • Give expe­ri­ence of exper­i­men­tal design and the cre­ativ­ity of research by immer­sion in a lab­o­ra­tory research project

Pro­gramme ben­e­fits for the students:

  • Gain aca­d­e­mic credit and enhance their CV
  • Inten­sive and stim­u­lat­ing study at a top world top ten ranked university
  • Inter­act with world-leading med­ical researchers
  • Expe­ri­ence London’s rich cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal heritage
  • Make new friends and develop a strong net­work of contacts
  • Enjoy our lively social program

Key facts:

  • Web­site: www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/summerschool
  • Dates: 29 June to 17 July 2015 (3 weeks)
  • Stu­dents: bio­science and med­i­cine under­grad­u­ate (and recent grad­u­ates) (no course cap for over­seas students)
  • Aca­d­e­mic credit: 7.5 ECTS, 3–4 US (the student’s own insti­tu­tion will deter­mine how much credit is awarded)
  • Fees: £3,500 for both home/EU and over­seas stu­dents (does not include accom­mo­da­tion or travel)
  • Mod­ules:
    o   ‘Immunol­ogy and Infec­tion: wel­come to the future’
    o    ‘Advanced ther­a­peu­tics in heart and lung research’
    o   ‘Ana­lyt­i­cal and ther­a­peu­tic rev­o­lu­tions in can­cer and repro­duc­tive biol­ogy’
    o   ‘Global health challenges’


  • A week-long tis­sue cul­ture and phar­ma­col­ogy mini-research project on con­trol­ling cell proliferation
  • Keynote lec­tures from pres­ti­gious speakers
  • A career per­spec­tive and insight session
  • An excit­ing social pro­gram to help you dis­cover Lon­don, learn about Eng­lish cul­ture and start life-long connections
  • The chance to secure a schol­ar­ship awarded to the stu­dent (home/EU or over­seas) who can best demon­strate out­stand­ing aca­d­e­mic poten­tial. The schol­ar­ship will cover tuition fees, accom­mo­da­tion, travel and rea­son­able liv­ing expenses

You can find the link for a print­able ver­sion of the course flyer here.

Please see our web­site for more infor­ma­tion and con­tact the Sum­mer School Admin­is­tra­tor Dr Jim Osborne (james.osborne@imperial.ac.uk) if you have fur­ther enquiries.

Summer Research Opportunity — Deadline April 15th

New Sum­mer Expe­ri­ence inves­ti­gat­ing the effect of radionu­clides on the environment

Stu­dents will work both in the field and lab to inves­ti­gate the impacts of radionu­clides  on the envi­ron­ment first hand. You will exam­ine
i) the fate of radionu­clides in envi­ron­men­tal sys­tems;
ii) the impact of radionu­clides on the envi­ron­ment; and
iii) bio­geo­chem­i­cal and phys­i­o­log­i­cal processes by means of tracer studies.

This pro­gram teams with Savan­nah River Ecol­ogy Lab (SREL), which stud­ies radioe­col­ogy in national and inter­na­tional are­nas (e.g., Cher­nobyl and Fukushima) and houses the only chronic low-dose exper­i­men­tal facil­ity in the world.

Appli­ca­tion and more infor­ma­tion: http://www.srel.uga.edu/education/ugrad.html

Pro­gram details:

  • LOCATION: Uni­ver­sity of Georgia’s Savan­nah River Ecol­ogy Lab­o­ra­tory (SREL), near Aiken, SC
  • 10 stu­dents
  • 10 weeks (May 18-July 31, 2015)
  • Stipend: $525/week
  • Hous­ing
  • Food allowance
  • Travel reim­burse­ment

Appli­ca­tion dead­line: April 15
Noti­fi­ca­tion: April 20

For ques­tions con­tact Mar­garet Wead at 803−725−5733 or undergrad@srel.uga.edu.


Paid UW Summer Research Opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students — Deadline March 31st

The eScience Insti­tute at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton invites stu­dents to join the “Data Sci­ence for Social Good” incu­ba­tor pro­gram this summer.

Six­teen stu­dents will be selected to work with aca­d­e­mic researchers, com­puter sci­en­tists, and pub­lic stake­holder groups on data-intensive research projects with pub­lic pol­icy impli­ca­tions. These are paid positions.

Under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents are invited to apply, pref­er­ence given to Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton students.

Each stu­dent will be part of a team work­ing on a research project that has con­crete rel­e­vance and impact to the local com­mu­nity on the theme of Urban Sci­ence. Projects will involve analy­sis and visu­al­iza­tion of data on top­ics such as pub­lic health, sus­tain­able urban plan­ning, envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, dis­as­ter response, crime pre­ven­tion, edu­ca­tion, trans­porta­tion, gov­er­nance, com­merce, and social justice.

Most work will be con­ducted on the UW cam­pus in the WRF Data Sci­ence Stu­dio, but some field excur­sions in the City of Seat­tle or King County may also be involved.

This is a 10-week long, full-time pro­gram begin­ning June 15th and end­ing August 21st. Class sched­ules can be accom­mo­dated for stu­dents who are enrolled dur­ing sum­mer session.

Stu­dents will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks. Stipend pay­ments will be dis­persed through the UW pay­roll sys­tem on the 10th and 25th of each month.


  • Strong aca­d­e­mic record
  • Pre­vi­ous pro­gram­ming expe­ri­ence (although strong can­di­dates with­out sig­nif­i­cant pro­gram­ming expe­ri­ence will be considered)


How to Apply:
Sub­mit a cover let­ter, resume, and tran­script (unof­fi­cial is accept­able) to manager@escience.washington.edu. In your cover let­ter, please describe your back­ground, inter­est in the pro­gram, and rel­e­vant experience/coursework. Favor­able can­di­dates will be con­tacted for an interview.


Appli­ca­tion Dead­line: March 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UW — Deadline April 10th

Wash­ing­ton NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Sum­mer Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram (SURP) offers stu­dents the oppor­tu­nity to work in a sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing or math­e­mat­ics research posi­tion that will com­ple­ment their stud­ies. Stu­dent researchers work under the guid­ance of a fac­ulty mem­ber, post­doc­toral scholar or research sci­en­tist at the Uni­ver­sity of Washington.

Projects are avail­able in most fields of phys­i­cal and nat­ural sci­ences, engi­neer­ing and earth sci­ences (see the 2014 recep­tion pro­gram for projects under­taken by last year’s SURP stu­dents). Some projects may involve off-campus loca­tions or fieldwork.

Stu­dents cur­rently work­ing on a research project or inter­ested in work­ing with a spe­cific fac­ulty mem­ber may request that project and/or fac­ulty mem­ber on their form.

Appli­cants are selected by the fac­ulty mem­ber super­vis­ing the indi­vid­ual projects. Once selected, the stu­dent and fac­ulty adviser estab­lish a sched­ule of work time and goals for the project. Stu­dents may apply for either part-time or full-time positions.

Eli­gi­bil­ity: UW under­grad­u­ate stu­dents in good aca­d­e­mic stand­ing who are inter­ested in research in sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing or math­e­mat­ics (STEM fields) are eli­gi­ble to apply. Appli­cants must be U.S. cit­i­zens and Wash­ing­ton state res­i­dents.
Fresh­men, sopho­mores, juniors and non-graduating seniors are eligible.

Stu­dents who attend schools belong­ing to the Wash­ing­ton NASA Space Grant Con­sor­tium may be admit­ted on a space-available basis.

Pro­gram Dates: June 22 — August 21, 2015

Research Sched­ule: Each fac­ulty member-student team will develop a sched­ule that fits their par­tic­u­lar time con­straints and project needs.

Award rates: Part-time researchers will receive $2,000 for the nine-week pro­gram; full-time researchers will receive $4,000. Awards will be dis­bursed through the summer.

Appli­ca­tion Dead­line: April 10th, 2015

Please visit the fol­low­ing URL for more details:

Work-Study Student Assistant in Telemedicine at Harborview


This posi­tion will assist with infor­ma­tion pro­cess­ing and man­age­ment. Duties range from rou­tine pho­to­copy­ing, elec­tronic doc­u­ment con­ver­sion, scan­ning, fax­ing and fil­ing to more com­plex tasks such as chart review, clin­i­cal data extrac­tion, data entry into research data­bases, and advanced record man­age­ment. Assign­ment of spe­cific duties will vary with skill and com­mit­ment. Must be able to work inde­pen­dently and proac­tively pri­or­i­tize work, com­mu­ni­cate well with team mem­bers, and ini­ti­ate action as required to meet dead­lines. We’ll pro­vide excel­lent work train­ing as well as expo­sure to bio-behavioral research and tele­health train­ing envi­ron­ments. Learn and observe steps that are needed to con­duct research. Gain knowl­edge of spe­cific dis­ease processes, lab­o­ra­tory tests and radi­o­log­i­cal tests. Work in a team environment.

This posi­tion is based at the Ninth and Jef­fer­son build­ing in the Har­borview com­plex; reg­u­lar shut­tles are avail­able from the UW campus.

Ideal can­di­dates will be avail­able 8–12 hours a week for at least two aca­d­e­mic quar­ters, and prefer­ably on Tues­day mornings.

Pay rate ranges from $10.10 – $12.50/hr.

Con­sid­er­a­tion for this posi­tion is lim­ited to those who have been awarded work study as part of their UW finan­cial aid package.

Require­ments: Must be able to bal­ance com­pet­ing demands. Excel­lent atten­tion to detail and accu­racy includ­ing proof­read­ing, edit­ing, orga­ni­za­tional and fil­ing skills. Expe­ri­ence with MS Office soft­ware includ­ing Word, Pow­er­Point, and Excel desired. Web­site cre­ation skills a plus. Pref­er­ence may have given to those with Tues­day morn­ing availability.

Con­tact Pam Landinez at landinez@uw.edu

Physics & Astronomy Research Experience for Community College Students — March 31st Deadline

In sum­mer 2015, Texas A&M University-Commerce will again offer the NSF-funded Physics and Astron­omy REU pro­gram specif­i­cally designed for stu­dents cur­rently study­ing in 2-year col­leges around the coun­try. Stu­dents will be paid $5,000 salary, travel and free hous­ing on our cam­pus for 10 weeks from June 7 to August 14. More infor­ma­tion about our pro­gram and the appli­ca­tion form can be found on the pro­gram web­site (see below)

Quick Facts

Appli­ca­tion Dead­line: March 31st
Pro­gram Dates: June 7th-August 14th
Loca­tion: Com­merce, Texas
Require­ments: Must be a cur­rent stu­dent at a 2-year (com­mu­nity) col­lege; US. Cit­i­zen or per­ma­nent res­i­dent
Pro­gram Web­site:  http://www.tamuc.edu/academics/colleges/scienceEngineeringAgriculture/departments/physicsAstronomy/phas.reu/TAMUC-REU.pdf

Archaeology Research Opportunity for Undergraduates — March 27th App. Deadline

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archae­o­log­i­cal (BAKOTA) Field School is a sum­mer under­grad­u­ate research pro­gram spon­sored by Quin­nip­iac Uni­ver­sity and the National Sci­ence Foundation’s Research Expe­ri­ences for Under­grad­u­ates Site pro­gram. Stu­dents accepted into the pro­gram will work with an inter­na­tional, mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary research team on the exca­va­tion and analy­sis of a Mid­dle Bronze Age ceme­tery and set­tle­ment in east­ern Hun­gary. Stu­dent travel, hous­ing, food, field trip fees, etc. will be cov­ered by the NSF in addi­tion to a $500/week stipend (total $3,000). Ten Fel­lows will be selected from the pool of appli­cants. Eli­gi­bil­ity: stu­dents must be a US cit­i­zen or per­ma­nent res­i­dent, and cur­rently enrolled in an under­grad­u­ate program.

The BAKOTA project is study­ing a Bronze Age ceme­tery pop­u­la­tion in east­ern Hun­gary, and aims to under­stand how this region inten­si­fied farm­ing, craft pro­duc­tion, and trade with­out cor­re­spond­ing increases in social inequal­ity. For more infor­ma­tion about the project and field school check out our web­site and Face­book page.

Quick Facts
Web­site and Online Appli­ca­tion: http://bakota.net
Appli­ca­tion Dead­line: March 27, 2015
Field School Dates: July 3 — August 14, 2015
Field School Loca­tion: Hun­gary
Con­tact Infor­ma­tion: Dr. Julia Gib­lin julia.giblin@quinnipiac.edu

40th Annual WCBSUR Conference — March 20th Deadline

West Coast Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences Under­grad­u­ate Research Conference

       March 20th is the dead­line for both abstract sub­mis­sion and early reg­is­tra­tion for the 40th Annual West Coast Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences Under­grad­u­ate Research Con­fer­ence, which will take place on Sat­ur­day, April 25th, 2015, at Point Loma Nazarene Uni­ver­sity in San Diego.  2012 Medal of Sci­ence win­ner and Pres­i­dent of Seattle’s Insti­tute for Sys­tems Biol­ogy,  Dr. Lee Hood, will present the keynote address and more than 500 stu­dents and fac­ulty from through­out the U.S. are expected to attend. The one-day Con­fer­ence will fea­ture up to 120 poster pre­sen­ta­tions and 100 sem­i­nar pre­sen­ta­tions by under­grad­u­ate researchers.  Ques­tions regard­ing the WCBSUR Con­fer­ence may be directed to Dr. Michael McConnell (Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Biol­ogy, Point Loma Nazarene Uni­ver­sity), either by phone (619 849 2304) or email at mmcconne@pointloma.edu.

2015 WCBSUR Con­fer­ence Home­page: pointloma.edu/WCBSURC

2015 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase — Application Deadline March 16th

Stu­dents are invited to sub­mit research project descrip­tions for a chance to par­tic­i­pate in the Sigmi Xi Stu­dent Research Show­case, a global and inno­v­a­tive research pre­sen­ta­tion competition.

Sigma Xi, The Sci­en­tific Research Soci­ety, hosts the show­case to help stu­dents develop their skills in pre­sent­ing research online, an increas­ingly impor­tant skill in our digital-driven world. Par­tic­i­pants present a per­sonal video, writ­ten abstract and tech­ni­cal slideshow. They receive feed­back from judges, who are pro­fes­sional researchers, and can earn up to $500 for top pre­sen­ta­tions in grad­u­ate, under­grad­u­ate, and high school divisions.

The Stu­dent Research Show­case will be held March 23–29, 2015. March 16 is the final dead­line for pre­sen­ta­tion sub­mis­sion, reg­is­tra­tion, or to vol­un­teer as a judge.  Stu­dents can earn pre-approval to present by sub­mit­ting their research project descrip­tion to meetings@sigmaxi.org.

Reg­is­tra­tion and addi­tional infor­ma­tion at:  https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/student-research-showcase

Judg­ing cat­e­gories include Bio­chem­istry, Cel­lu­lar & Mol­e­c­u­lar Biol­ogy, Chem­istry, Ecol­ogy & Evo­lu­tion­ary Biol­ogy, Engi­neer­ing, Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ences, Geo-Sciences, Human Behav­ioral & Social Sci­ences, Math & Com­puter Sci­ence, Physics & Astron­omy, and Phys­i­ol­ogy & Immunology.

Con­tact meetings@sigmaxi.org with questions.

More about Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Sci­en­tific Research Soci­ety, is the inter­na­tional honor soci­ety of sci­ence and engi­neer­ing. Sci­en­tists and engi­neers, whose research spans the dis­ci­plines of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, com­prise the mem­ber­ship of the Soci­ety. Sigma Xi chap­ters can be found at col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, gov­ern­ment lab­o­ra­to­ries, and indus­try research cen­ters around the world. Fol­low us on Twit­ter with @SigmaXiSociety.