Michigan Chemistry Opportunities for Research and Education (M-CORE)

2021 Dates: October 28-29, 2021

The Michigan Chemistry Opportunities for Research and Education (M-CORE) program invites ~20 highly qualified prospective students to the University of Michigan Chemistry Department for a virtual visit to explore the Chemistry graduate program. You will not only get to interact with faculty, staff, and current graduate students informally, you also have an opportunity to explore virtually the chemistry building, labs, and Ann Arbor area.

M-CORE participants will:

  • Meet research faculty and current graduate students
  • Hear research presentations by Chemistry students
  • Learn about UM cutting-edge research facilities and the University campus
  • Get patent advice on how to assemble a competitive graduate school application

For more details, please visit the program’s webpage at M|CORE Program | UM LSA Chemistry. Questions can be emailed to mcore.chem@umich.edu. There will be a virtual info session in September, where you can learn more about the program directly from faculty and previous M-CORE participants.

M-CORE is specifically seeking juniors and seniors from from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the chemical sciences.

Applications are currently being accepted. Apply by Monday, October 4, 2021.

SURI: Virginia Tech’s Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute (MII)

This summer, Virginia Tech is offering a summer undergraduate research program in “Engineering Polymers for Performance in Emerging FEWS Technology”.

Undergraduates (juniors and seniors preferred) in a science or engineering field can apply and those selected will participate in research as well as earn $7,000 during the 11 week program. This covers living expenses and includes a stipend.

The program will take place from May 24- August 6.

Applications are available here and application review begins on February 1, 2016.  

 

Summer research is a great way to broaden your undergraduate experience. In addition to the opportunity highlighted above, summer research programs are available at institutions across the country and abroad.

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

Undergraduate STEM FLAS Fellowships

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Undergraduate students in their junior or senior year also part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) program who have completed two years of East Asian language study are welcome to apply for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship.

This fellowship is aimed at students who are interested in studying an East Asian language in conjunction with their chemistry or biochemistry major.

The specifics for fellowships are detailed in the application here.

There will also be information sessions throughout November, December, and January to give students a better idea about the application process and what the fellowship will entail.

The website details meeting dates and locations, where to direct questions, and more general information here.