Project Opportunities

INBRE Biomedical Research

Alaska INBRE Undergraduate Research Assistantship Award

The INBRE Undergraduate Research Assistantship provides support for outstanding undergraduate students in the biological and physical sciences or mathematics at the University of Alaska to work in a biomedical laboratory environment building skills and gaining knowledge. UAF or UAA undergraduate students may apply for this student employment position with support from a UA mentor who will supervise the research. Up to 10 Undergraduate Research Assistantships will be funded through this solicitation. Up to 5 at UAA and up to 5 at UAF. Note: UAS undergraduate students have already participated in a round of applications and review to fund summer research projects at their campus.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2015 (by midnight AKST)

For the full announcement, instructions and application, please click HERE.

Mathematics

Summer Research Program Opportunity

The UAF REU program allows undergraduate students to enrich their mathematical foundation through research. This eight-week long summer program strives to take in-school studies and apply them to real world aspects, creating a bridge from the classroom to everyday occurrences. Students within the program are encouraged to work with one another sharing their knowledge and learning together.

For more information, contact Project Leader Dr. Alexei Rybkin by email at arybkin@alaska.edu

Fisheries

Research Opportunity

Participants will aid in lab and field-based work investigating the trophic interactions among Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis), Arrowtooth Flounder (Atheresthes stomias), and Walleye Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) in the Gulf of Alaska. Specimens for this project will be collected from May to October 2015 and 2016. Participants will help with scientific literature reviews, outreach efforts to enhance collaboration among resource user groups, fishery -independent and dependent specimen collections (e.g., fishing from research vessels, gathering samples from fishing lodges and boat launch ramps), fish dissections, prey identification from stomach contents, and/or data recording. Additional tasks may be assigned, as needed. 

For more information, contact Cheryl Barnes at cheryl.barnes@alaska.edu or 831-515-8232

Earth System Science

The NCAT Collaborative Earth System Science Research REU program is accepting applications for REU fellowships (residential) at North Caroline A&T State University for the summer of 2015.

Deadline is April 1, 2015. Additional information and applications can found at:
http://www.ncat.edu/academic/schools-college1/cas/acadmic-departments/physics/reu/index.html

Mechanisms of Evolution

The Univeristy of Nevada, Las Vegas invites students to visit the UNLV REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution website. 

Undergraduate projects funded by the REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution focus on biological processes that drive heritable change. The inspiration for this proposal is the celebrated essay, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution by Theodosius Dobzhansky. The goals of this proposal are to provide undergraduates with hypothesis-based projects that investigate one or more mechanisms of evolution, promote careers in science and reinforce the connection between genetics and evolution.

Students from underrepresented groups and those that attend academic institutions with limited research opportunities, including two-year colleges are strongly encouraged to apply.The grant provides a travel subsidy, housing and stipend.  Visit https://faculty.unlv.edu/microreu for the application, a list of mentors and additional details. Program dates: May 26-July 31.
Application deadline: March 6, 2015

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