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UGR Seeking Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR) is currently seeking to fill a limited number of positions for its Undergraduate Research Ambassador program. Please read the details below, and if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please click on the button at the bottom of the page to apply.


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Researcher Needed: Community-Based Research Studies in Chronic Pain and Fall Prevention (Paid Position)

Position starts early January (the week of Jan 13th at the latest) and runs through the Spring semester 2020.

Looking for students who are organized, efficient, and detailed-oriented and can work 10-20 hours per week in the Spring 2020 semester. Students will be required to complete the WVU online ethical training in order to work on the studies. 

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NIST SURF - Now Accepting Applications (Due Feb. 3!)

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking enthusiastic undergraduate students to apply to the agency’s premier Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners.

The mission of the SURF Program is to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission.

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FDA Drug Safety Research

A research opportunity is available in the Office of New Drugs/Office of Drug Evaluation I, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) located in Silver Spring, Maryland.  If you are interested please apply on www.zintellect.com under the advertisement number FDA-CDER-2019-0469.  Additionally, please submit your CV to belay.tesfamariam@fda.hhs.gov

This project is a collaboration between the Office of New Drugs/CDER and the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories/CDRH. The agency receives submissions on newly evolving bioresorbable polymer-based drug formulations for endovascular interventions, open vascular wraps, and hemodialysis access grafts. To better understand the suitability of bioresorbable polymers, a rapid assay will be developed to determine cytocompatibility of bioresorbable polymer formulated drugs. The proposed study will identify predictive biomarkers of biocompatibility that include prothrombotic factors, proinflammatory mediators, proadhesion molecules, and prooxidant species. The results of the proposed study will provide 1) a rational basis for the assessment of safety of polymer carriers and 2) requirements for biocompatibility testing.

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Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship (Jan 30 application deadline)

Outstanding teachers can make a world of difference for students—particularly in high-need schools. Know anyone eager to share their math and science knowledge with young people in Pennsylvania? The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship might be the right fit for them.

The Fellowship offers:

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2020 Ole Miss Chemistry Summer REU

2020 Ole Miss Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Program: The Ole Miss Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2020. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who will not have graduated as of Fall 2020 can participate fully in "Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Summer Research Program" activities and work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a housing and meal plan for ten weeks, and travel assistance. 

Eligibility:
 Undergraduate student participants must have completed their freshmen year of college but not yet graduated, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and first-generation college students. 

Key Dates and Deadlines: 
02/20/2020: applications due 
05/28/2020: experience begins
08/6/2020: experience ends

For more information, including a printable flyer, research projects and how to apply, see http://reu.chem.olemiss.edu or contact program director Dr. Nathan I. Hammer at nhammer@olemiss.edu

The Ole Miss PCHEM Summer Research Program REU is supported by The National Science Foundation (CHE-1156713, CHE-1460568, CHE-1757888).

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Request for Undergraduate Research Articles & Creative Projects

WVU students engaged in undergraduate research activities or creative endeavors are encouraged to submit research articles and publishable creative projects to the student-led Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR). Students of all majors who are enrolled through spring 2020 are invited to apply. 

To have your scholarship considered for publication, please review the following information and click on the button at the bottom of this page to submit your works.

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