Summer Research at Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is now accepting applications for their Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering during summer 2020. The program is run by the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering (VINSE) and focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering.

The program includes hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities, group social activities and a banquet for participants, optional outreach opportunities to high school students, and various seminars, workshops, and field trips. Participants will also have the opportunity to work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups. A $5000 stipend is awarded to participants with a $500 travel allowance along with room and board.

The application deadline is February 5th.

To learn more information about the program and to apply online, you can visit their website here. All stages of undergraduates, as well as minorities and women, are strongly encouraged to apply.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy

The new Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy program (EMAP) at Georgetown University, Washington DC is a joint endeavor between Georgetown, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In this dynamic interdisciplinary program, the first of its kind in the nation, students learn to combine and apply new scientific and technical skills in policymaking settings. Integrated metrology and policymaking core courses prepare students to pursue sequential research-oriented courses and enrich their working knowledge further through electives in economics, government, ethics, and environmental data science. With access to state-of-the-art metrology instruments, students learn by working with leading scientists and policy makers.

The two-year program includes a 10-week program-funded summer internship at NIST and EPA. In addition, the after-work course schedule offers students the possibility of pursuing the program while working full- or part-time.

More information can be found this insightful brochure and on EMAP’s website.

Deadlines for best consideration:
Priority  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 15, 2019
U. S. applicants . . . . . . . . . April 1, 2019
Foreign applicants. . . . . . . March 1, 2019

Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Program

Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program (PULSe) is hosting a Fall Open House on Friday, November 2, 2018.

PULSe provides opportunities for an interdisciplinary graduate experience in basic life sciences for Ph.D. students. The program offers: flexibility through first-year laboratory rotations; team experience within interdisciplinary cohorts; world-class facilities and resources; and diverse research opportunities across multiple disciplines. PULSe is an interdisciplinary program that includes faculty members from 27 different departments/programs at Purdue. There are currently over 190 faculty in PULSe.

The Open House’s activities will include:

  • A “Meet the Faculty” Session – at the session, a panel of faculty members representing the PULSe Training Groups will give an informal presentation on their group and the research associated with it after which each faculty member will be available to speak one-on-one with interested students;
  • Student Lab Tours – current PULSe students will escort small groups of prospective students to and around their labs;
  • Lunch with Students – A number of current PULSe students meet with open house attendees over a meal in the Purdue Memorial Union to discuss their personal experiences with the PULSe program and at Purdue; and
  • A Facilities Tour – Attendees tour the Bindley Bioscience and Birck Nanotechnology Centers to see some of the research resources and facilities available at Purdue!

The event will start at 9:00am and end at 3:00pm at Purdue’s main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. More information about the program and the Fall Open House is available on their respective websites.

RSVP for the event here.