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Rutgers RiSE Summer Research Program: Apply Now!

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented students to apply for our highly successful SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM, RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering)Undergraduates who have strong academic credentials, a passion for research, and interest in graduate study will benefit from:

** CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH in the biological, physical & social/behavioral sciences, math, and engineering. In the BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, students can choose from among 200 labs, including the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

** PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs: Cellular Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and Advanced Materials. By applying to RiSE, students can opt to be automatically considered for partner REUs.


** OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school workshops, career exploration, field trips

** EXCELLENT FUNDING: Generous stipend + housing + travel

** ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools. Exciting new SUPER Grad (SUmmer Pipeline to Excellence at Rutgers) Graduate Fellowship program awards prestigious graduate fellowships to outstanding RiSE alumni.

** GREAT LOCATION: professional & recreational advantages.

** FUN & FRIENDSHIPS: Vibrant multi-cultural community & social program.

Students should apply now. Rolling admissions is in progress and is highly selective.

Questions? rise@rci.rutgers.edu or 732.848.6584.

DAAD RISE: Research Internships – Applications Due Jan. 15th

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship program offers opportunities for study, research and internships in Germany, as well as a wide variety of funding opportunities for students and including summer research internships for students in the sciences.

DAAD RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

  • Competitive summer internship program for students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • Students work with research groups at universities and top research institutions
  • Length of program is 2-3 months during summer term
  • Working Language is English
  • Scholars receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses
  • Over 300 students are awarded annually

Important Dates:

                November 19thInformation Session at 11:30am in MGH 171

December 4thInformation Session at 12pm in MGH 171

January 15, 2016 – Application Deadline

Please find more information at the DAAD Rise at the website. Interested students are encouraged to attend an information session and schedule an advising appointment with the Global Opportunities program.

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:

Research Opportunity: Science Education – Building Capacity through Networked Improvement Communities

Con­tact Name: Karin Lohwasser

Con­tact Email: loh2o[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Curriculum & Instruction


Are you interested in science education? If so, we may have the ideal research assistant opportunity for you.

We are a team of professors, research associates, and graduate students that work dedicatedly with science teachers in the region, conducting cutting edge research at the same time.

We need reliable and interested undergraduate students to support us:

  • Preparing for professional development events (preparing materials and support structures);
  • Documenting during professional development (taking pictures of student work, videotaping, note taking, etc.)
  • Organizing evidence after the professional development (uploading and labeling videos and photos to a server, etc.)

You have the opportunity to:

  • participate in research meetings
  • dive into and discuss relevant literature
  • conduct your own small research project

The work hours are flexible, between 10 to 19 hours a week on average during Winter and Spring quarter. However, our need is greatest at these professional development days (it is not a prerequisite to attend all of these days, but you should be able to attend a few):
Jan. 7 or 16; Feb. 4, 6, 13, 19, 20; March 13-14, 19, 25-27; April 2, 22; May 20, 22, 29.

This could be a great opportunity to look behind the scene of STEM education in WA, learning the basics of mixed methods research, and getting introduced to the work with school districts, teachers and students. For more information about our work, please go to http://tools4teachingscience.org/

If you have questions and/or if you are interested, don’t hesitate to contact Karin Lohwasser (loh2o[at]uw.edu) or Jessica Thompson (jjthomps[at]uw.edu).


Some basic understanding of science; flexibility and reliability

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Researchers Needed: Paws-on-Science Weekend (April 4-6, 2014)

Paws-on Science promotional graphicThe fifth Paws-on-Science weekend has been scheduled for Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Pacific Science Center. During the past four years of Paws-on Science, more than 1,100 UW scientists have shared their work through hands-on activities with close to 47,000 adults and children. A follow-up survey this year found that 97% of the visitors surveyed indicated they would return to next year’s Paws-on Science weekend.

Interested in participating in the 2014 Paws-on-Science Weekend? Fill out this survey OR send an email message with your name and research area to McCayla Butler at mcbutler[at]uw.edu. To see the kind of activities that took place at the last Paws-on-Science weekend, check out the Pacific Science Center’s website: http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Research-Weekends/paws-on-science.