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External Research Opportunity

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

Summer Neurosurgery Research Opportunity at the University of Washington

The UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program offers “Bench to Bedside” exposure in the field of neurosciences. This 8-week program provides students the opportunity to explore basic and clinical neurosciences, and includes placement in a neuroscience lab, Faculty and Surgery Grand Round Lectures, and an OR Observation. A $3,200 stipend is provided, as well as housing support for out of state students. Students must be US citizens or permanent resident, with a minimum GPA of 3.2. The deadline to apply is January 2, 2018 at 7pm CST.

2018 Quantitative Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Program Overview

QSURE internship program is designed for exceptional undergraduate students with an aptitude in quantitative sciences and an interest in cancer and population health.  Students will participate in an individual research program and receive exposure to methods in biostatistics, epidemiology and health outcomes research.

Program Goal

Summer Research Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Diversity Summer Health-Related Education Program is a competitive program designed to provide research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in biomedical science. Qualified diverse students who are accepted into the program are "matched" with an established faculty investigator(s) to participate in research project(s) addressing the causes, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular, pulmonary and hematological diseases. The application deadline is February 1, 2018 by 5 p.m. CST.

Spots Open in Coral Reef Ecology Course

There are two to three spots left on the Winter-Break course, "Coral Reef Ecology" in the field. Specifically, the group travels to Roatan, in the Honduran Bay Islands, and spend 9 days diving, becoming Reef-Check certified "Eco Divers," conducting a bit of research, and learning about various underwater habitats. It's an amazing course!

Dates this year are 12/30/17 - 1/8/18

The group stays at Anthony's Key, which is fabulous, and have unlimited shore diving, plus 2 or more boat dives each day, weather permitting.

Center for Biorenewable Chemicals Summer REU at Iowa State University

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Engineering Research Center’s Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) will host REU students who will work toward achieving CBiRC’s core mission of transforming the US chemical industry by integrating biological and chemical catalysis systems to produce biorenewable chemicals. The REU students will work in CBiRC labs conducting fundamental research to address the underlying technical challenges in the development of new integrated catalytic systems for the conversion of bio-based feedstocks to industrial chemicals.

Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology Program

The National Eye Institute (NEI) seeks exceptional candidates for its Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) program. The mission of the NEI is to conduct and support research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other vision disorders.

Native American Research Internship at the University of Utah

The Native American Research Internship is a dynamic summer research opportunity for qualified undergraduate junior and senior students who are interested in health science or biomedical careers. It is a 10-week, paid summer internship funded by the NIH. The internship focus is to provide Native American students an outstanding laboratory or clinically based research experience working alongside world-class research faculty at the University of Utah.

Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies

Take part in the Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT) undergraduate program sponsored by Regenerative Medicine Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science. Through this program, you can pursue health questions alongside scientists and physicians from Mayo. For more information, check out the IMPACT website

Research Experiences for Undergraduates - Disciplined-Based Education

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Science and Mathematics Educational Research Collaborative, an interdisciplinary Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) group, will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program this year. Ten accepted students will be involved in mentored-research projects that focus on the theme of Models and Representations in STEM Education and will contribute to publishable research in DBER. Accepted students will participate in a unique “January Jump-Start” session to meet and workvirtually, us