Opportunities for Undergraduates

There are a number of undergraduate research, internship, and scholarship opportunities shared with the department. This page will be updated whenever new opportunities arise.
Check often for updates. New postings are also sent to the undergraduate concentrator listserv.

REU - Advancing Polymer Materials by Integrating Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Polymer science and engineering provides jobs and produces technologies that advance our quality of life. The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is offering a unique interdisciplinary research experience for undergraduates that will apply polymer science and polymer engineering practices to 21st century technologies such as fuel cell membranes, solar cells, coatings, and health care. REU participants will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors from the departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials Science. Read more and apply. Application deadline: March 4, 2016

The 2016 NSF-funded REU Site: Research in Chemistry at West Virginia University (May 23-July 29, 2016) is now accepting applications from undergraduates who 1) are majoring in chemistry or biochemistry (pre-majors also considered), 2) are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories, and 3) are interested in a research and training experience akin to that of a graduate student. Selected participants spend 10-weeks working on research on projects that address fundamental questions related to the chemistry of health and catalysis in chemistry. Projects focus on the potential of research to benefit society both directly and indirectly in the fields of health care, forensics/criminology, energy, sustainability, and transportation. Participant benefits include $5,000 stipend, lodging, meal expenses, and travel reimbursement to/from the Site. Review of completed applications will begin on March 18, 2016. For more information and link to the online application, visit the Chemistry REU website athttp://undergraduateresearch.wvu.edu/reu-site-research-in-chemistry-at-wvu. Questions? Contact the WVU Office of Undergraduate Research at undergradresearch@mail.wvu.edu.

The 2016 NSF-funded NanoSAFE REU at West Virginia University (May 23-July 29, 2016) centering on Design, Characterization, and Toxicity Assessment of Safe Advanced Performance Nanomaterials is now accepting applications from undergraduates who 1) are majoring in science, technology, and engineering 2) are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories, and 3) are interested in nanoscience research and a training experience akin to that of a graduate student. Selected participants spend 10-weeks working on research on projects that address fundamental questions related to multifunctional nanomaterials. REU participants are trained on research projects that support the design of safer and more effective nanoparticles that have been characterized and assessed for potential toxicity.  The research activities focus on multifunctional nanomaterials and support improved material design with attention to properties that impact human and environmental health.  Students have access to cutting-edge technology in nanolithography, nanotemplating, material self-assembly, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, microscopy, fluidics, and unique tools required to elucidate complex facets of nanotoxicity. Upon completing this REU experience, undergraduate students will actively contribute to innovative research that advances nanotechnology manufacturing.  Participant benefits include $5,000 stipend, lodging, meal expenses, and travel reimbursement to/from the Site. Review of completed applications will begin on March 18, 2016. For more information and link to the online application, visit the NanoSAFE REU website at http://nanosafe.wvu.edu/education/undergraduate-programs/reu. Questions? Contact NanoSAFE at NanoSAFE@mail.wvu.edu.

 

 

Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Research Program. All programs for 2016 are listed at unl.edu/summerprogram and include projects in Biochemistry, Plant Science/Pathology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Optics and Laser Physics, Psychology, Redox Biology, Sociology, and Virology. tudents will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefitsStudents historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Read more and apply. Application deadline: March 1, 2016. 

USC Department of Chemistry REU. This ten-week program is
an opportunity for students to conduct research in residence in our Chemistry Department. We offer projects in chemistry, biochemistry, and nanoscience. Student health insurance and travel costs are covered by the Chemistry Department, and students will also receive a stipend. Housing is not covered. Sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent 
residents may apply online. Read more and apply. Application deadline: February 15, 2016.

NSF REU in Chemical Sensing and Imaging at UMBC. In this project funded by the Division of Chemistry of the National Science a Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) offers a 10-week  summer undergraduate research program in the area of chemical sensing and imaging. Undergraduate students from US universities who are US Citizens or US permanent Residents, with strong interest in chemistry and related science and engineering fields who completed at least freshman chemistry and organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses are encouraged to apply. pplications from female students and students from traditionally underrepresented groups in science and engineering are strongly encouraged. Read more and apply. Application deadline: February 16, 2016.

Virginia Tech REU "Synthesis for Sustainability and Biology." We are excited to tell you and your colleagues about a new NSF REU Site Proposal in the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech entitled “Synthesis for Sustainability and Biology”.  This 11 week-long REU program (May 31-August 12, 2016) will focus on the development of novel methods to improve the sustainability of fine chemical manufacture and on the synthesis of small molecule modulators of biological function. Read more and apply. Application deadline: February 28, 2016.


NYC Teaching Fellows. The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits and prepares a critical mass of exceptional teachers who are committed to a better future for the NYC students who need them the most. Fellows complete a master’s degree while teaching full-time in a public school, allowing for a direct transition into the classroom.  The master’s degree is subsidized by the NYC Department of Education, and Fellows earn a full teacher’s salary and benefits. Since 2000, the Fellows program has provided New York City students with thousands of talented new teachers. Today, Fellows work in 80 percent of New York City’s 1,800 public schools and represent 12 percent of the city’s active teaching force. Apply today and take the first step towards joining an elite network of teachers committed to raising student achievement and proving what’s possible in our public schools. Read more and apply. Application deadline: January 21, 2016.

Northeastern University Materials Research Center REU. The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. The students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials.  While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates this year are June 20 to August 19, 2016; Applications are due Feb. 15, 2016. Participants are paid a $4500 stipend, a travel allowance, and on-campus housing is provided. Read more and apply. Application deadline: February 15, 2016.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, now offered in Georgia, Indiana and New Jersey, recruits current seniors, recent grads, and alumni with backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to teach in high-need schools. As a WW Teaching Fellow, you will have extraordinary opportunities: innovative, world-class teacher preparation, a full school year of experience in real-world classrooms, and ongoing mentoring support. In addition, Fellows receive a generous stipend ($30,000-32,000) to complete a master's degree program. Start your online application today. Application deadline: January 31, 2016.

UW-Madison Integrated Biological Sciences SRP. The Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites junior and senior undergraduate students interested in research careers in the biological sciences to participate in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP). This hands-on research program is designed primarily to give students from other colleges and universities a chance to experience the richness of research at UW–Madison. As part of the program, students do full-time research for 10 weeks with a faculty member in one of eight disciplinary area. Read more and apply. Application Deadline: February 16, 2016.

RISD Spalter Teaching Fellowship. Open to RISD and Brown graduate and undergraduate students from all disciplinary backgrounds, Spalter Teaching Fellows are trained as RISD Museum educators and are responsible for teaching children and youth ages 5 to 18 during guided visits in the Museum. Fellows receive $5000 per academic year and must commit to a two-year fellowship. Four fellowships are available starting in September 2016. For questions regarding the Spalter Fellowship, please email schools@risd.edu. Read more and apply. Application Deadline: February 8, 2016.

BTI Plant Genome Research Program REU. Located on the Cornell University campus, BTI is a world leader in plant research, dedicated to developing innovative solutions to feed a growing world population, while protecting the environment.  The summer internship programs at BTI offer students an unmatched opportunity to gain real-life experience in plant genome research and bioinformatics. Read more and apply. Application deadline: February 5, 2016.

Nebraska Summer Research Program. During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Monday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Tuesday, March 1Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

UNT Chemistry NSF-REU. The Chemistry Department, at the University of North Texas, invites applications for our Summer 2016 NSF-REU Program.  The ten-week program will begin on June 6, and participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located at the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Read more and apply. Application deadline: March 1, 2016.

Breakthrough Twin Cities Teaching Fellowship. Breakthrough Twin Cities is seeking diverse, motivated, and inspired student leaders for our paid summer internship and school-year tutoring program. Breakthrough Twin Cities prepares under-resourced students for college success and cultivates the next generation of educators. Our students teaching students model offers great opportunities to lead and grow in a positive and accepting educational environment. Receive training, support, and professional development opportunities as you work with Twin Cities students. Read more and apply. Application deadline: February 23, 2016.

McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University. Are you for summer research or post-baccalaureate programs? We have several programs that may be of interest to you. The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is  now accepting applications for our programs, Opportunities in Genomics  Research (OGR) (genome.wustl.edu). The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue Ph.D.s in  genomics and related fields. We have two OGR mentored research programs: Undergraduate Scholars, an eight-week summer program and Extensive Study, a one-year post-baccalaureate program. Read more and apply. Application deadlines: Undergraduate Scholars: February 5, 2016. Post-Bacc Program: May 2, 2016.

WVU Centers for Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Internship. Accepted students will gain invaluable experience as they study and work in high-tech laboratories across 40+ laboratories housed in modern research facilities. Students accepted to the 2016 SURI program will receive a $4,000 salary, paid throughout the program, plus housing in a WVU dormitory, located near the Medical Center Campus. Read more and apply. Application deadline: February 5, 2016

SRF Summer Scholars Program. The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such exciting areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded scientists who can work equally well with other scientists or the general public. Read more and apply. Application deadline: February 1, 2016.

ACS Sponsored Nuclear & Radiochemistry Summer School.
The program is seeking curious and highly motivated students with strong science backgrounds. If selected, these students receive an all-expense paid opportunity to complete a 6 week summer course in Nuclear and Radiochemistry in either California or New York. They also earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or SUNY-Stony Brook.  Selected students also receive a stipend of $4,000.  Read more and apply.  Application deadline: February 1, 2016

Colorado School of Mines: NSE Program Class of 2016. The Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) program at The Colorado School of Mines is seeking outstanding applicants for it fall class of 2016.  Founded in 2007, the program has quickly risen to a place of national prominence. Our faculty are leading efforts in the development of advanced reactors, spent fuel reprocessing, next generation materials, radiation detection for nuclear interdiction, and the development of storage systems for the safe disposal of radiological products.  We are particularly interested in applicants with a strong background in physics, chemistry, applied math, nuclear, electrical, mechanical or chemical engineering. For additional information please visit our website at http://nuclear.mines.edu or email us at nuclear-info@mines.edu.  

Amgen Scholars Program. The Amgen Scholars Program continues to offer undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research. In addition to ten renowned U.S.host institutions, we are excited to announce that U.S. students may now apply to be Amgen Scholars at leading institutions in Japan: Kyoto University, and The University of Tokyo. Learn more information, see a list of participating institutions, and apply. Application deadline: Varies, see site.

DOE Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards Graduate Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering. This program is designed to meet the needs of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for appropriately trained personnel in research and development in areas pertinent to Nuclear Nonproliferation and International Safeguards (NNIS).  Increasing costs for graduate education and a high demand for nuclear-related scientists and engineers with a bachelor’s degree have had a negative impact on the number of well-qualified students seeking advanced degrees in nuclear technologies and sciences.  This problem has been particularly acute in programs in nuclear materials, engineering, nuclear science and engineering, radiochemistry and health physics, which has resulted in the closure of several programs and declining graduate school enrollments over the past two decades. This fellowship seeks to build collaboration between the leading nuclear technology programs and the schools studying the policy aspects of nuclear nonproliferation. The primary emphasis of this fellowship is to produce doctoral graduates who are familiar with both the technical and policy aspects of nonproliferation and international safeguards. Read more and apply. Application deadline: February 1, 2016. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings scholarship program. The scholarship includes support for two years of undergraduate study and a paid summer internship at a NOAA facility across the country. Read more and apply. Application deadline: January 29, 2016.

AstraZeneca Innovative Medicines and Early Development Graduate Programme - Recruitment Intake for the Class of 2016. The IMED Graduate programme is a global initiative designed to provide high-calibre science graduates with a two-year placement in the company, with the potential for long-term career development. The programme was launched in 2013 and we have now successfully recruited and on boarded 75 graduates on the programme across IMED and who are directly contributing to our science and projects across our core R&D Sites in the UK/US and Sweden. The programme is very much focused on breath of experience and our graduates are encouraged to undertake broad scientific placements that will provide them with the solid foundations to be great scientists for the future. Each graduate will be required to complete 3 eight months rotations as part of the programme. Graduates are also provided with a mentor for the duration of the programme whose aim is to provide the career support and guidance to ensure that they are being developed to their full potential.  Read more and apply. Application deadline: January 29, 2016. Contact Robert Lusi '15 with any questions.

University of North Texas Chemistry Dept NSF-REU. The Chemistry Department, at the University of North Texas, invites applications for our Summer 2016 NSF-REU Program.  The ten-week program will begin on June 6, and participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located at the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Read more and apply. Application deadline: March 1, 2016.

 

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