Washington University Research

Are you looking for summer research or post-baccalaureate research opportunities? There are several programs at Washington University that may interest you!
OGR  The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for the Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) program (genome.wustl.edu). The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue PhD’s in genomics and related fields. There are two OGR mentored research programs: Undergraduate Scholars, a 10 – week summer program and Extensive Study, a one-year post-baccalaureate program that includes research and enrichment activities such as GRE and graduate school preparation.
SPORE The SPORE in Leukemia program offers a one-year post-baccalaureate  program for students interested in medical research. The goal of this program is to provide post-baccalaureate trainees  from underrepresented backgrounds with an intensive 1-year exposure to leukemia-related research.  The trainees will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by a top leukemia researcher.
Program features: Both programs include mentored research with premier investigators in genomics, genetics, cancer biology and other disciplines. Program benefits: competitive stipend/salary, travel to St. Louis and housing (summer program only).
Please see attached flyers (linked to titles above) for more information about the programs and how to apply. 
 Deadlines and Program Dates:
OGR Programs
OGR Undergraduate Scholars (Summer program):
Deadline – February 10, 2017
Program Dates -­ May 31, 2017 ­ August 2, 2017
OGR Extensive Study (Post-baccalaureate program):
Deadline – May 12, 2017
Program Dates -­ August 8, 2017 ­ June 30, 2018
Program Contact for OGR:
Cherilynn R. Shadding, Ph.D.
SPORE in Leukemia Program:
Deadline – February 1, 2017
Program Dates – July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Program Contact for SPORE grant:
Amy Abrams
Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Cavestro LLC Summer Internship

Covestro is a producer of high-performance plastics and advanced polymers and the company is currently looking for candidates for 2017 summer internships.

The  internship will involve working with one of the following: Polyurethanes (PUR), Polycarbonates (PCS), Coating, Adhesive and Specialty Raw Materials (CAS), Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) or Regional Technical Services (RTS).



  • Enrollment in a Bachelor Degree program with a major and/or focus in one of the following majors: Chemistry, Polymer Science, Plastics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or related STEM degrees
  • Completion of Freshman year
  • Interpersonal and communication skills: an ability to interact with and establish good working relationships with diverse individuals
  • Project coordination with the ability to be proactive and identify creative, effective technical solutions
  • Demonstrated PC skills and ability to work within Microsoft Office Programs
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to be placed in any of the aforementioned internship opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

The internship opportunities at Covestro may lead into reoccurring internship opportunities and/or full time job opportunities based on evaluation and performance.

When: May 22, 2017 and last approximately 12 weeks

Location: North American Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA

Apply online through the link at the beginning of this post!

Reminder: Great Opportunities in the OSU Undergraduate Research Office!

Have you recently visited the OSU Undergraduate Research Office website? If not, we want  to remind you of some great opportunities coming up!

Please note: If you are interested in any of these events (or any others on the URO website), email uro@osu.edu to RSVP.

Have Research, Will Travel
October 5, 2016
60 Page Hall

Here is your chance to learn about what it’s like to conduct research internationally! You will learn about how other undergraduate students have gone abroad with their research, and what you need to know to make it happen for you.

Writing a Successful Abstract
October 27, 2016
Research Commons (3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library)
November 9, 2016
Research Commons (3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library)

Attend this event if you are interested in presenting your research at a poster forum or conference. During this session a faculty member will discuss strategies for writing a strong research abstract in any field. There will also be a brief overview of the guidelines for applying to present your research at the annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.

Finding & Applying for Summer STEM Research Programs
Thursday, November 3
60 Page Hall

There are many national and international research programs for students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields during the summer. Attend this session to learn what is out there and how to find programs, what is required to apply, and get tips for a successful application from previous participants in summer undergraduate research programs.

Be sure to frequently check out the site for additional opportunities in undergraduate research!

Fellowship: ENABLE STEM

 Are you wondering what to do after college? Looking for a way to impact your community or teach high school students?


ENABLE STEM is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. ENABLE STEM is a one-year Master of Education (MEd) degree program that seeks to support and prepare high quality STEM teacher leaders for high needs classrooms in grades 7-12. This is a great opportunity for senior chemistry students who aspire to be high school teachers.
The fellowship includes:
  • $10,000 stipend provided first year in the MEd program, Plus full-tuition support
  • Additional $10,000 salary supplement paid each year for 4 years teaching in high needs school
For more information, see OSU ENABLE Flyer
Deadline: Nov. 15 2016

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.



Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo

Student registration for Purdue’s Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo is now open!  Join us October 4 & 5, 2015 for this premier informational and networking event.
If you are searching for a nationally recognized graduate program in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related discipline, attend the Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo to learn more about:

  • funding your graduate education,
  • creating a competitive application,
  • studying at top rated universities, such as UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue, USC, Texas, Texas A&M, Penn, Princeton Northwestern, and Maryland.
  • and much more!

Learn more or register now at www.purdue.edu/gradexpoStudents from all institutions are invited and travel scholarships are available.  In particular, women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to participate.

Questions?  Email us at gradexpo@purdue.edu.