Chemistry Summer Research - U of TN, Knoxville

It is our pleasure to inform you of the 2018 NSF-funded REU Program in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. This program offers a 10-week intensive research experience spanning the field of chemistry. While research opportunities across all traditional chemistry disciplines are available, the focus of our REU site is on the development of advanced materials for energy and sensing applications.

In addition to the research experience, participants in our REU program will engage in a range of activities designed to develop complementary skills that are beneficial for success in graduate school and scientific research careers. These include professional development programs such as enhancing presentation and writing skills as well as site visits to local research institutions including Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Eastman Chemical. REU students will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week program, free housing on campus and up to $500 of reimbursement on eligible costs for travel to and from Knoxville.

We would greatly appreciate any help you could provide in encouraging students to apply to this program. Further information as well as the online application for the program can be found at the website below.

Application deadline: February 1st, 2018

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WVU Rural Health Day - April 14

Studying medicine at West Virginia University isn’t only about getting a degree. It’s about pursuing passions that make a difference. To real people. In the real world.

Join us April 14, 2018, and learn more about medical school and rural practice. Participate in hands-on workshops, eat lunch with other future medical professionals and talk with current medical students about the real WVU. And be eligible to win great prizes!

WHEN: April 14, 2018. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Closing remarks end at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: WVU Health Sciences Center, Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506

Register online at starting February 1, 2018.

Questions? Email Christie Zachary, Program Coordinator for the WVU Institute for Community and Rural Health at

WVU Rural Health Day is cosponsored by the WVU Institute for Community and Rural Health, the WVU School of Medicine, the WVU School of Medicine Rural Track, West Virginia Area Health Education Centers and the WVU Pre-Health Professional Development Office.

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CUR Psychology Travel Award - Submissions Open

The Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel awards (up to $200 each) for undergraduate students presenting original psychological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster, to complete a short evaluation in either written or video form about their meeting experience within 30 days of completing travel, and to submit a PDF file of their poster. Minority students are encouraged to apply. Visit the link for further information.

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Applications Open - 2018 WVU SURE

Undergraduates are encouraged to apply to carry out scholarly activity (research/creative work) via the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. Applications for the 2018 SURE program are now open (Feb. 28 application deadline). SURE is a paid undergraduate research experience for students interested in GRADUATE SCHOOL and research/creative work within their discipline or a related discipline. 2018 SURE program dates are May 29-July 27, 2018.

More information and link to applications? Contact and see

Note: Due to limited funding, participation in the funded portion of WVU SURE may be limited to once per undergraduate student.

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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

 Interested in teaching with a STEM field? You might want to consider the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship opportunity. Applicants must be college seniors, graduates, or career changers who have completed an undergraduate or graduate major in science, technology, engineering, or math with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

All Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend toward completion of a master's degree program at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Georgia, including a full year of rigorous coursework plus classroom experience in a high-need school. In turn, Fellows commit to teach for three years in high-need urban or rural secondary schools with mentoring throughout the entire process. Learn more at

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Extension-Outreach at Mississippi State

Greetings from Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension!

We are pleased to offer eight (8) unique summer apprenticeship opportunities in 2018 for qualified juniors and seniors through our MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program. Each paid apprenticeship offers an integrated research and Extension experience, in which the student works directly with a faculty specialist to assist with ongoing research and help develop a related educational product or process that successfully translates into relevant outreach to key stakeholders.

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Pasteur Foundation Internship in Paris - Applications due Jan 26!

The 2018 Summer Internship application link is active and available for sharing and distribution:

 For over 15 years, the Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program has provided U.S. college undergraduates, entering their Senior year, with a rare opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur. The Foundation's goal is to encourage and inspire students in the pursuit of a scientific career within the context of an international laboratory experience.

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