Dr. Sara Harvey
Office: CFS 91041
1. MURF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWS
website link: www.murf.caltech.edu
The MURF program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented students (such as African American, Hispanic, and Native American,females who are underrepresented in their discipline, and first-generation college students) in science and engineering Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech.
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Support: MURF students will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. Additional housing and travel support may be provided.
Application: Online applications are due January 8, and this award is updated yearly. Keep checking for the new due date.
The DOE Scholars Program offers internships, fellowships, and scholarships that prepare students for careers with the U.S. Department of Energy.
To qualify for the DOE Scholars Program, you will need to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- U.S. citizenship (no exceptions).
- Undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate of an accredited institute of higher education. Exceptions may be made on academic status on a case-by-case basis for summer appointments only.
3. NNIN REU Program
Updated every year, check now for summer information.
The chosen undergraduates taking part in this ten-week program will receive hands-on nanoscience and technology experience through research, with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics,
physics, and the life sciences. We will also host a small number of projects studying the social and ethical issues (SEI) of nanotechnology. The SEI projects are well suited to communications majors, as well as science majors.
Find information on the NNIN sites at http://www.nnin.org/research-experience-undergraduates
4. NSF REU Programs
This is a list of the active chemistry division funded REU sites (Sies with active NSF awards). Almost every site has a web page where more information can be obtained offering research opportunities at over 60 colleges and universities nationwide. Apply now for summer.
5. Pepperdine University Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology (SURB)
Research areas include plant ecology, cell biology, genetics, developmental biology and animal physiology. Students work full time and are provided with free housing on campus at Pepperdine University, a generous stipend, and support for travel expenses.
Apply online at http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/surb
6. UC Berkeley Transfer to Excellence (TTE) Summer Research Program
Location: UC Berkeley
Application Deadline: January
The Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science is planning to partner with the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, and the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, two other National Science Foundation funded centers, to expand research opportunities for community college students.
7. Wright State University Undergraduate Summer Research Program (STREAMS)
Wright State University's Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STREAMS) is open to college students from across the United States. All application materials most be postmarked by March 15 to be considered for review.
STREAMS is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to encourage members of under-represented minority groups and students with disabilities to choose careers in cardiovascular-related research. Students spend 80 percent of their time in the program doing laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
In addition, students gain classroom experience reading papers from the primary literature, presenting scientific talks and exploring the social and ethical implications of scientific research. The goals are to encourage members of underrepresented minority groups and students with disabilities to pursue careers in biomedical research and to provide a stimulating summer experience which will enhance the students' academic and personal development.
Go to the following link for application information:
8. Amgen Scholars
June 8th – Aug. 7th
Now entering its ninth year, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites
undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research in MIT
laboratories. This intensive nine-week program focuses on cultivating and
supporting partnerships between MIT faculty and undergraduates in the areas of
science and biotechnology. Students indicating a strong desire to engage in
research collaborations within these areas will be selected from colleges and
universities from around the U.S., as well as the MIT undergraduate population.
9. Penn State REU
Application deadline: February, for Summer Research Program
Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation, students will
work for ten weeks on chemical research with a group of research
mentors conducting an independent project.
In addition to a $4800 stipend, we will provide convenient and comfortable
on-campus housing and reimbursement for travel costs. Women and
minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
For more information and to apply, visit: