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Summer Research Opportunity: REU at Mount Rainier National Park

Con­tact Name: Elli Theobald

Con­tact Email: ellij[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Biology


An NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates summer fellowship is available to study the impacts of climate change on plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. The undergraduate researcher will work in Dr. HilleRisLambers lab (University of Washington, Seattle), with field work conducted at Mt. Rainier National Park.

Broad research topics in the lab include the relationship between plant performance and climate, the determinants of range limits, plant-pollinator interactions as mediated by phenology, and the effects of climate and soil conditions on high elevation plants. The REU will contribute to this ongoing NSF funded research as well as execute in an independent research project on the roles of plant traits, pollinator visitation, and climate in determining the performance of several focal subalpine wildflowers.

A stipend of $2000/month will be provided, as well as travel, housing and food while in the field. Dates: mid-June to mid-September (some flexibility). To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

To apply, please 1) fill out an informational survey on the following website (https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ellij/228811), where you will be asked several questions relating to your interest in and qualifications for this position and asked to list two references; and 2) send a CV/resume and unofficial transcript to ellij@uw.edu with the words “2014 Mt. Rainier REU position” in the subject line. For more information on research conducted in the lab, please see the following website:http://faculty.washington.edu/jhrl/Index.html and for more information related to the REU project see the website: https://sites.google.com/site/ellijtheobald/

Review of applications will start April 1st, and decisions will be made by early May.

Please email ellij@uw.edu with questions.



To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident currently working towards a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

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Paid Summer Internships at NASA

1. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., leads the world in scientific discovery and understanding. Goddard is the home of innovative Earth science, astrophysics, heliophysics and planetary science. The center’s diverse and talented team is responsible for each breakthrough emerging from Goddard laboratories.  From high school interns to accomplished Nobel Prize winners, each member of the Goddard team plays a vital role in mission success.

Goddard is a science and engineering Center, with enabling technologies like computer science and IT management, to support missions to explore and observe the Earth from space, the study of the sun, exploration of the solar system, and to address big questions such as the origins of life on Earth.

GSFC studies the Earth from space with missions like the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, or GPM.  GPM is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours, and is scheduled for launch on February 27th.

GSFC studies the Universe and is now building the James Webb Space Telescope.  Scheduled for launch in 2018, the JWST is a large space observatory that will operate in an orbit some 1 million miles from Earth to find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.

To learn more about available summer internships, visit: http://intern.nasa.gov

2. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA offers internships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Students are engaged in research projects under the guidance of JPL scientists and engineers, and experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. Their goal is to further students’ pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Research projects are offered in areas such as computer science, robotics, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, astrophysics, electrical engineering, as well as planetary, geological and biological sciences. In August 2013, JPL was named one of “The 10 Most Awesome College Labs of 2013” by Popular Science.

To learn more about the research conducted at JPL or to contact them, please visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/,

2014 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

The Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities provides a unique opportunity for selected undergraduates to earn full-time, academic credit through immersion in scholarly research with accomplished scholars and peers. Bringing together four faculty and twenty students in plenary, seminar and tutorial-style sessions, the Institute encourages mutual learning as well as independent thought.

This year’s theme is Native Modernities: Histories, Politics, and Arts of Indigeneity. See below for a further description of SIAH then visit exp.washington.edu/urp/sinst/ for more information and to start an application.


Summer Research Program: USC REU in Physics & Astronomy

The University of South Carolina Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a NEW NSF REU this summer.


  • Cutting-edge research with physics and astronomy faculty members (Descriptions here: http://www.physics.sc.edu/REU/REUAreas.html)
  • Weekly workshops for professional development: research strategies, intellectual property, communication skills
  • Social activities and outings to local attractions
  • End of summer symposium
  • 10 weeks May 25 – August 1 for 8 students
  • Stipend: $5000
  • Housing and meals included
  • Travel reimbursement, up to $400

Application DEADLINE: February 28
Application and more information: http://www.physics.sc.edu/REU/REU.html
For questions and to apply, contact Professor Brett Altschul at baltschu[at]physics.sc.edu  

LearnLab Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have an exciting opportunity summer research experience for undergraduates (REU) available for undergraduates. This REU program is sponsored by LearnLab, a Science of Learning Center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). We encourage applications from students who would like to conduct research in the fields of psychology, education, computer science, human-computer interfaces and language technologies. LearnLab’s REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners.  The REU program supports LearnLab’s commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders.

Program Dates: Students will begin their research experience on Sunday, June 1, 2014 with a welcoming reception and information session.  The REU program will end on Friday July 25, 2014 with a poster session in the afternoon.

Application Deadline: Deadline for applications is February 17, 2014. Students will be informed of our decision by March 3, 2014.

Minimum Requirements: Students should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA out of 4.0 although we will consider students who show by other measures that they are exceptional and who have GPAs over 3.2. Class standing and grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research will also be considered, as are recommendations.  Students must also be United States citizens or have a current F1 visa.

Learn more at: http://www.learnlab.org/opportunities/LearnLab_Summer_REU.php

Summer Research Opportunity: USC Viterbi School of Engineering SURE

The University of Southern California’s REU program (http://gapp.usc.edu/sure) provides junior-year students the opportunity to get paid to work alongside top faculty on cutting-edge research projects in engineering and computer science during a summer in Los Angeles.

Application Deadline: February 3
Eligibility: Permanent residents and citizens of U.S. and Canadian citizens are eligible
Duration: June 14 to August 8 in Los Angeles, CA
Stipend: $4500 stipend, housing and travel will be covered

For additional information, contact Laura Hartman, Director of Graduate Recruitment (lhartman[at]usc.edu)

NSF Summer Research Opportunity at University of Nevada – Las Vegas

The University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) REU Environmental Microbiology program is currently accepting applications. This NSF supported program provides students with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Participants receive a $5,000 stipend ($500 per week), travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.  Program dates are May 27 to Aug 1, 2014.

Browse through the program’s list of mentors and start the online application at: http://faculty.unlv.edu/microreu/.The application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014. Note that a complete application includes a one-page career essay, transcripts and one letter of recommendation.

For additional information, contact kurt.regner[at]unlv.edu.

Four Directions Summer Research Program

Are you a college student with an interest in Medicine, Public Health, or Biomedical Science? Would you like to visit Boston in the summer and work with leading doctors at Harvard Medical School? Do you want to gain new skills, and knowledge that can be used to help yourself, your community, and future generations of Native peoples? Find out if you are eligible to apply for the Four Directions Summer Research Program, held from June 9 – August 7, 2014 in Boston, MA.

Students will complete an 8-week research project under the direction of a Harvard Medical School faculty mentor. Additional activities include clinical shadowing, and weekly career development seminars and talking circles. Read more about The Program.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2014 by 11pm EST.

Summer Research Opportunity at Ohio State University

Did you know that The Ohio State University Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation?

Visit http://go.osu.edu/success to learn more about this program. Applications for the SUCCESS Program are available online now through January 31st!

The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 9 week, fullyfunded, enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program. While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state-of-the-art research facilities. 

The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.

In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2015 or 2016, enrolled in a U.S. 4 year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.