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External Research Opportunity

Here you will find external research opportunities for College of Biological Sciences undergraduate students.

Great Lakes Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Central Michigan University is seeking undergraduate students to participate in a 10-week research experience for undergraduates (REU) program at its Biological Station (CMUBS) on Beaver Island, MI. This REU program will support the training of 8 students during the summer of 2019 (tentative dates are May 28-August 3).  The research theme of the REU will document how unprecedented changes (e.g.

Estee Lauder Summer Research and Development Meet & Greet

On Thursday, November 15, beauty company Estee Lauder will be meeting with students interested in pursuing Research & Development summer internships and full time positions. The R&D internship provides you with an exposure to the cosmetic industry, as well as real world R&D experience. Estee Lauder representatives will be accepting resumes at this event, so come prepared to network! The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. in Bruininks 114.

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) Information Session

Participating in a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a great opportunity to engage in full-time research, investigate an in-depth question of interest, or explore something new. Hundreds of programs exist at universities locally, nationally, or internationally, so there’s something out there for everyone! Join CBS Undergraduate Research Coordinator on November 6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in MCB 3-104 as we discuss the benefits of these programs, and how to find and apply to programs of interest.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Resources – September 10

 

Funding and Scholarships

  • Goldwater National Scholarships award $7500 toward undergraduate educational expenses for sophomores and juniors in STEM fields with outstanding academic records and significant research experience who plan to have careers related to research. Deadline for consideration for a campus nomination is November 19, 2018.

Student opportunity at the Minneapolis VA

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Study at the Minneapolis VA is seeking a research assistant to run and manage the DNA testing in the wetlab.  Candidate will design or use established PCR protocol for gene of interest, take inventory of lab technology and chemicals, and research genetic technology and gene of interest extensively. Ideal candidate should have proficiency and experience with PCR and the multiple variants of the technique. Must also be familiar with the pre- and post-PCR  protocols from lysing the DNA sample to sequencing the amplicon.

2018 Regenerative Medicine Postbaccalaureate Research Opportunities

The Sens Research Foundation Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Like SRF’s Summer Scholars Program, the goal of the Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program will be to prepare participants for a career in regenerative medicine research. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Fellow will take control of his or her own research project. Research projects offered will vary from year to year.

University of Las Vegas Mechanisms of Evolution REU

The REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution is accepting applications for its NSF-program. Students will perform independent research under the guidance of a UNLV faculty mentor. Participants will receive a $5,750 stipend ($575 per week), travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.  

Program dates are May 30 to Aug 3, 2018.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Ohio University

The deadline to apply for the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is February 1, 2018.  

The SURF program allows undergraduate students interested in medicine or biomedical research the opportunity to work in an active research lab under the guidance of a biomedical science faculty member.