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Undergraduate research

News and updates regarding undergraduate research at the College of Biological Sciences. 

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.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Resources

CBS offers a multitude of resources for students interested in undergraduate research, whether you are just getting started, or have been working in a lab for years. Continue reading below for more information!

NEW! The CBS Undergraduate Research Listserv
The CBS Undergraduate Research Listserv is a way for you to stay connected with research resources. This newsletter will provide information related to:

"Think Like a Researcher" Workshops


Interested in learning how to get started with faculty-sponsored research?

"Think like a Researcher" is a workshop designed to help you become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities including the UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) and more.

Volunteer Position in the Department of Anesthesiology

Pain research lab at the Department of Anesthesiology is looking for a undergrad student volunteer who is interested in gaining research experience while supporting the lab with a variety of research projects. This is an immediate opening. 

Role: The volunteer should be able to work for approximately 6-8 hours/week. The role will involve performing western immunoblotting or immunohistochemistry of animal samples, collection of data, data analysis, and collaboration with a research team. 

InSciEd Out Hosts Collaborative Poster Session

Elementary and middle school students and Foundations of Biology undergraduates swapped research findings at a recent poster session day.

InSciEd Out Poster Session

InSciEd Out, the organization aiming to encourage K-12 students to explore STEM in the classroom and beyond through experiential learning, recently hosted its first-annual poster session in collaboration with unde

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.

InSciEd Out Research Symposium

The first annual InSciEd Out Research Symposium is scheduled for Monday, April 16, from 10 to 11:40 a.m. in the Cherrywood Room at the St. Paul Student Center.

The Research Symposium is intended to give K-8 students the opportunity to see the University campus and present their own self-designed research projects.

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.