Summer research at U. Nebraska

Here is an announcement for a large, multi-disciplinary summer research program for undergraduates at the University of Nebraska.  Students can gain research experience in bioenergy systems, biomedical engineering, chemistry, minority heal disparities, mobile security, nanohybrid functional materials, nanotechnology coordinated infrastructure, optics and laser physics, redox biology, sustainability of civil infrastructure, and virology.  Application review begins February 1.

Summer research opportunities

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The National Science Foundation funds several programs that provide research experiences for undergraduates.  You can see a list of programs for 2016 and see whether any of these might be right for you.

Start exploring soon, since several of these have deadlines in early February, and a few in late January.  Check carefully, since a very few of the links point to information that pertains to summer 2015; in that case, consider writing to these programs to see if there is a program for the upcoming summer.  Be careful to check criteria for eligibility, or preferences that these programs have (e.g., people planning to graduate in 2017).


Summer research at Cornell

The Department of Astronomy of Cornell University announces its summer 2016 Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. The program runs for 10 weeks, and the dates of participation are flexible.

Use the link above to see all the details about how to apply.  Eligibility is limited to United States citizens or permanent residents who have completed 1 to 3 years of undergraduate academic training by June 2016.

The application deadline is February 8, 2016.

Welcome … and SURP news

Photo of SURP participants in 2015

2015 students and mentors in SURP

Welcome to the spring semester!  I hope it’s a happy one for all of you.

The Department of Astronomy and the Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics announce the 2016 annual competition for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Astrophysics.  This program offers paid, full-time, summer research positions in astrophysics with a faculty member of the Department of Astronomy and/or Physics.

The program runs from May 9 to July 29 during Summer 2016. Successful applicants must be willing to work full time (38 hours/week) on research for 12 weeks during 2016, starting on May 9.

The deadline for applications is Monday, February 29.

See the SURP web page for details about the application process.