REU: Nanoscale Assembly of Molecules and Materials

The colors of butterfly wings, the strength of an abalone shell, and the adhesive properties of gecko feet arise from the arrangement of smaller building blocks which comprise these structures. REU students at Indiana University Bloomington will engage in in-depth study of materials chemistry and, in particular, how materials assemble from smaller entities (atoms and molecules) into larger structures and the function of assembled forms. The projects for REU students include both synthesis and characterization of materials and their building blocks, with opportunities for students with interests in all areas of chemistry.

Students in the program will engage in a 10-week summer research experience beginning in May 2020. They will participate in weekly career development discussions and visit local companies such as Eli Lilly and CRANE Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Participants will receive a $500 per week stipend, a travel allowance up to $500, on-campus housing, and a meal allowance.

More information is available on their website and flyer.

Applications will open in November and are due January 31, 2020.


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Research with USDA

A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Pest Management and Biological Control Research Unit located in Maricopa, Arizona.

The mission of this research unit is to develop unique and improved biological, behavioral, cultural and genetic based methods to reduce losses by insects and mites affecting crops in arid land production areas of the U.S. The goals are economically, socially, and environmentally acceptable pest population suppression technologies based on the use of behavioral chemicals, genetics, cultural practices, biological control, sampling and decision aids, modeling and population dynamics of pests and their natural enemies.

The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Entomology.

The deadline to apply is November 29, 2019.


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Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program

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Interested in becoming a math or science teacher after graduation? Apply for Ohio University’s Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program!

As part of this program, you will:

  • earn a tuition-free one year Master’s degree and teaching certification
  • receive a 14,000 dollar stipend during program year
  • join Ohio University’s network of STEM teaching fellows
  • work with faculty and experienced mentors
  • participate in STEM-related community service
  • teach in a high-needs school for 4 years after completing your master’s degree and teaching certification
  • receive a 11,000 dollar salary supplement during first four years teaching

Applications for 2020 will be accepted from December 1, 2019 until March 30, 2020. Apply and find more information here.

If you have further questions, please contact rallyforstem@ohio.edu.

ASPIRE Medical Research Program

ASPIRE is a spring and summer medical research program devoted to providing research experience to undergraduates from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. They are seeking applicants who are interested in becoming medical doctors or biomedical scientists who would bring diversity to the field.

In order to apply, you must be a sophomore or junior at OSU with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Your application must include at least one letter of recommendation from a science professor and your undergraduate transcripts.

You can apply here. The application deadline is December 1, 2019, so apply now!

Find additional information here. If you have further questions, you may contact Aaron Thomas at aaron.thomas@osumc.edu.

NSF GRFP


The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

Investigate further and apply on the program’s website.


The deadline for those intending to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in chemistry is October 25, 2019.

Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton

Related imageQuantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton is a 10 week long summer research program from June 10 to August 16 that combines research at Princeton and research with IBM. Housing and a stipend will be provided for the first and second half of the program. During the first six weeks of the program, you can choose to work with any research group at Princeton. These different groups can be found here. During the last four weeks of the program, you will have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research with IBM’s quantum computing group. Throughout the program there will be seminars and research exchanges focused in the field of quantum research. Apply here! To apply, you will need one recommendation letter, a resume, and a transcript. The application deadline is March 16.

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Alaskan Summer Internship Program

Applications are due April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Looking for an internship away from home? The U.S. Department of Energy in sponsoring the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Participation Program for the Summer 2019 Term. Upper-level undergraduates (junior/senior) and Master graduate students pursuing a degree or recent graduates with a degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline are encouraged to apply. The internship program will last 10 weeks during the summer, and selected interns will receive a stipend starting at $600/week.

Applications are due April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Learn more about the program and apply on their website, or email questions to DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov


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Undergraduate Summer Research at University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is now accepting applicants for their 2019 Lando Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

Working with some of the top chemists in their fields, you will be actively engaged in research aimed at solving some of society’s most important environmental, health, and energy issues. Research in the department is collaborative and interdisciplinary. There are opportunities to participate in multi-disciplinary, collaborative research centers and initiatives.

As a researcher, you will:

  • conduct biomedical, medical, pharmaceutical, and materials research
  • have access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology
  • share your research as authors of papers published in prestigious scientific journals, at conferences, and at poster sessions

Each Chemistry Summer Research Fellow will receive a stipend of approximately $7400 to perform research over 10 weeks under direction of a chemistry faculty member on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The program also includes weekly lunches with faculty, a poster session, and various professional and social events. All fellows will be given the opportunity to live on campus for the duration of the program at a cost of approximately $1900.

Program dates are June 3-August 9, 2019. All appointments will be made within the time frame of June-August, with the first Monday in June reserved as a move-in day. Therefore, all travel arrangements may be made accordingly. If you require housing for a short period of time before the program commences or after the program has concluded, please contact the program director:

Nick Erickson

chmlando@umn.edu

612-624-0026

Applicants are accepted from those students who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate studies in chemistry or closely related fields. All students who fulfill these requirements are eligible to apply to the NSF/REU and the Lando Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

The deadline for completion and submission of the application for the summer of 2019 is February 1, 2019.

The online application is available here.

 

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Summer Research at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University is now accepting applications for their summer 2019 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings ten students each summer to campus to work closely with VINSE faculty on research projects in cutting edge areas of nanoscale science and engineering. Participation in the program provides students with a true interdisciplinary research experience in an environment where physicists, chemists, biologists, and all engineers collaboratively solve problems and create new scientific understanding. Weekly lunchtime meetings are held for all faculty and students that cover topics ranging from ethics and the responsible conduct of research to demystifying graduate school and the GRE examination. Each student works directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and has access to the VINSE laboratories, which are shared facilities available to all authorized users. For more information on this program click here!

The program dates for 2019 are May 26, 2019-August 2, 2019. The application for this program is due February 15, 2019.


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Summer Research at University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska’s 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

Summer 2019 research programs include Applied Plant Systems, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Sciences (MRSEC), Minority Health Disparities, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction, Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure in Rural Environments, Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome, Unmanned Systems, and Virology.

See more details here.

The online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Find out how to apply here.


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