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Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (MARCH 6, 2020 DEADLINE)

The Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. The NFUSS program will be held at the University of Texas-Austin and will also include a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

 The application deadline is March 6th, 2020 at 3:00pm ET

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Mission to Mars Research Challenge (March 21, 2020 DEADLINE)

REAC/TS is an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education facility with the mission to strengthen the medical response to radiological and nuclear incidents. REAC/TS has recently partnered with NASA to provide specialized knowledge for the medical community and emergency planners in the area around the upcoming Mars Rover Launch. ORISE is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students to research a partner supporting NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 Launch, learn about the partner’s capabilities, and discuss why that partner is necessary for the mission. Your research could win you a $5,000 scholarship!

 The deadline for this competition is March 31st, 2020, and winners will be announced in early May.

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Opportunities at Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society (MARCH 15, 2020 DEADLINE)

Are you doing research in a chemistry-related field?

The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. The grants are made possible by designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences and from donations. Students may apply for funding from the program twice each year. 

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Student Workers Needed in Bioinformatics Core

Three to five student-worker positions are needed in the Bioinformatics Core under Dr. Michael Hu at the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology. The positions are expected to work 15 to 20 hours a week while classes are in session and paid at $10 an hour through the end of June 2020 with a possibility of extensions based on performance. Junior and senior undergraduate students in biology, computer science, engineering, mathematics or physics with programming experience are encouraged to apply. Students in the biology background but a strong motivation to learn programing will also be considered. Review of applications will start on Feb. 28

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PHD Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania (APRIL 1, 2020 DEADLINE)

This is an opportunity for your undergraduate students to learn more about PhD education and how to best prepare to apply for PhD programs. The Penn Honors Diversity (PHD) Symposium will be held from October 8-10, 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The Symposium aims to particularly attract underrepresented students, especially sophomores and juniors, at colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic states who are interested in learning more about graduate school. Students will have the opportunity to (a) network with faculty and current graduate students, (b) learn about cutting-edge research and PhD training opportunities at Penn, (c) present their work to faculty and students in a poster session, and (d) attend workshops and seminars about the admissions process, funding opportunities, life as a graduate student, etc.

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West Virginia University selected to host Beckman Scholars Program, receiving $156,000 in funding for student research

MORGANTOWN, W. Va.— Over the next three years, six WVU undergraduate student researchers will have the opportunity to conduct funded research thanks to the Beckman Scholars Program, which will provide up to $156,000 in funding and leadership development. Students should apply by March 2 at 11:59 p.m. and can learn more about the program and how to apply on the WVU Beckman Scholars Program website.  

West Virginia University is among 12 top research universities across the United States selected for the 2020 Beckman Scholars Program by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.  

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Summer Interns at NASA. (MARCH 8, 2020 DEADLINE)

Applications are now being accepted for summer interns at NASA! This year the NASA Headquarters Science Mission Directorate (SMD) plans bring aboard up to 15 students for paid internship opportunities.  Students will have the chance to work on exciting new projects and gain meaningful work experience within SMD. There are also opportunities at NASA Centers around the country. The deadline for applications for the summer internships is March 8.

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LSAMP OTS REU Program in Costa Rica has extended Deadline to February 15, 2020

With funding from the National Science Foundation’s LSAMP Program, OTS offers a research experience for students from NSF LSAMP Alliance member institutions. Students selected for the program will live at La Selva Research Station or Las Cruces Research Station for their eight-week program.

La Selva Research Station and Las Cruces Research Station provide undergraduate students with unparalleled access to tropical forest ecosystems, mentoring by experienced tropical ecology researchers, and training in field research methodology. Each student will work with an on-station (field) mentor as well as an on-campus (home) mentor from his/her home institution to ensure the integration of the summer research experience into students’ academic careers.

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