The summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), offered at Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering brings 10 students each summer to work with Vanderbilt faculty from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Medicine. Students will gain interdisciplinary experience working with physicists, chemists, biologists, and engineers all working together to solve problems and create new scientific understanding.
Program Highlights include:
- Receive a $5,000 stipend for room and board, plus $500 for travel to Nashville
- Field trip to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- Optional outreach opportunities with local high school students
- Choose from over 30 projects
- Participate in a poster competition to receive a travel award to attend a national professional meeting
This program will take place from May 29 – August 4.
The application deadline is February 15.
Learn more and apply here.
The Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University provides students with research and academic training that enables them to challenge the traditional boundaries separating chemistry from biology. Students completing the CBI program receive a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology. Previous graduates have gained employment in commercial, government and academic institutions.
The CBI Program brings together 32 faculty from the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Public Health, and Medicine at Johns Hopkins and provides a diverse selection of research projects for students. To assist them in choosing a research advisor, first year CBI students participate in three 10-week research rotations that enable them to broaden their research skills and make informed choices of research advisors.
Since its establishment in 2005, the CBI Program has received an enthusiastic response and has grown to over 35 current Ph.D. students. To date, ~15% of CBI students are from groups historically underrepresented in Chemistry and Biology. Hopkins is very interested in increasing the number of students from these backgrounds. Hopkins is a very supportive institution and Baltimore is a multi-cultural city. The University has a number of mechanisms to support minority graduate students.
Check out this brochure and the program website for more information.
Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program (PULSe) is hosting its Fall Open House on Thursday, October 6, 2022.
The open house will begin at 9:30 AM and includes a meet the faculty session, lab tours, lunch with current students, and a tour of campus facilities. Participants will gain exposure to some of the life science research being done at Purdue. The event allows prospective students to familiarize themselves with the PULSe Program and all it has to offer.
This event is in-person at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Ph.D. students in the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Program (PULSe) have access to:
PULSe students have the opportunity to choose from over 200 faculty from 30 different departments.
RSVP by 11:59 PM on Monday, October 3.
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.
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 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.