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THE WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (WISE) PROGRAM
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014

Background:
Talented undergraduate women in mathematics, science and engineering programs at UC have a

unique opportunity to participate in summer research projects. The program is sponsored in part by the Offices of the Provost and the Vice President for Research, and the support and cooperation of several departments in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering and Applied Science, Pharmacy, Nursingand Medicine. The REWU Program is specifically aimed at encouraging the participation of talented young women in ongoing research. The goal is to expose students to various aspects of scientific and experimental research, and to encourage the pursuit of research. Participation in research projects is known to be a significant factor in enhancing the students’ learning experience, and in
encouraging talented students to excel.

Program Description
The undergraduate student will work closely with an experienced faculty advisor/researcher on ongoing research projects. In addition to carrying out the research, the student will be involved in interpreting the results of the research, deriving conclusions, and preparing and presenting a technical paper. The Program will begin with a Workshop for all the participating Mentors and Mentees, to train them for their respective roles, and prepare them for maximizing their benefits from the program. The students will also attend weekly workshops on topics such as leadership skills development, and  How to Read a Scientific Paper, How to Conduct Library Reviews and Bibliography Searches, How to Write an Abstract and a Technical Paper, How to Present a Scientific Paper, How to Write a Press Release, and prepare a written final report. The capstone experience of the program is a formal presentation equivalent to that at a national professional meeting, and is attended by top UC Administration and Distinguished Alumni as well as colleagues, friends, faculty and interested community. Thus, the totality of a research experience is encountered. For the engineering undergraduates, this program may constitute one of their normal co-op experience semesters.

Student Stipend:
Each participant for the summer program will receive a stipend of $4,500 for the twelve - week program, May 12- August 1, 2014 and will be expected to work 40 hours per week.

 

Application for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM) R.O.S.E Program is Now Open.

The R.O.S.E. program is part research internship, part early acceptance to medical school, and part mentorship.

This program is designed for sophomore and junior level students who are Ohio residents or who live in certain Indiana or Kentucky counties that receive Ohio reciprocity.  Only students who have successfully completed one year of college coursework as full-time, matriculated undergraduate students in a four year degree granting program will be considered. Students must be able to commit at least two consecutive summers to a research internship in Cincinnati.

For more information about the R.O.S.E program, including eligibility requirements and how to apply please visit our website at www.med.uc.edu/ROSE. Please keep in mind these important dates and eligibility requirements:

·         November 16, 2013—R.O.S.E. Application available online

·         February 3, 2014—R.O.S.E. Application deadline

·         Must be a resident of Ohio, or select Indiana or Kentucky counties (these can be found on our website)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Director of the ROSE Program, Dr. Abbigail Tissot at tissotam@ucmail.uc.edu  or by phone at 513-558-5581.

 

SPEP- Summer Premedical Enrichment Program

SPEP is a six-week residential summer program for 18 college juniors, seniors, and postbaccalaureate premedical students from the U.S. Students receive intensive exposure to medicine as a career through tours, speakers, seminars, and shadowing.

 

Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship Program

Announcement of RFP: December 3, 2013
Deadline to Apply: February 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

This program provides summer stipend support to outstanding undergraduate students. Stipend support of $1,500 will be provided.  All undergraduate students from UC who will not have graduated by May 2014 are eligible for this award. Students who have been accepted into other UC-sponsored summer undergraduate programs are eligible to apply for this fellowship. If awarded, the student will receive the higher of the two stipends and the URC funds will be used for all or part of that support.

 

UC Libraries Workshops

Build your resume or cv by attending a UC Libraries Workshop!!! UC Libraries offeres a wide variety of workshops to help you build your skillset and boost your cv/resume. Register today!

 

2 REU in environmental and Earth system science - summer 2014

The University of Arizona will be holding a 10-week Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program this summer in environmental and Earth system sciences at Biosphere 2 (B2 http://www.b2science.org/outreach/reu). Students will participate in a variety of activities that will help them pursue a career in environmental sciences. Students will conduct their own research under a mentor, interact with other participants and scientists, and present research findings in a formal symposium setting.  A unique part of the B2 REU experience will be the opportunity to interact with the public who visit B2 on tour and to obtain training in outreach related to their research topics.

Additionally, students will participate in professional development workshops, an ethics in science workshop, and field trips to local attractions.  Students in their Sophomore or Junior years from a wide range of disciplines and interests including biology, ecology, plant sciences, hydrology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or computer science are encouraged to apply.  Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for this NSF funded program.

Research at Biosphere 2 (www.b2science.org & http://leo.b2science.org/) aims to catalyze interdisciplinary thinking and understanding about the Earth, its living systems, and its future. Students in the REU program will conduct research in the Earth system and environmental sciences that examines some facet of soil-water-atmosphere-plant interactions. Improving understanding of these interactions is important in gaining insight into the impacts and causes of global environmental change and variation.  Key to research at B2 is the use of methods and techniques that allow linking across  scales. Additionally, some REU projects will be conducted in partnership with the southwestern Critical Zone Observatory (http://www.czo.arizona.edu/). Projects will focus on a variety of topics that include (but are not limited to): coupling ecohydrology and biogeochemistry, investigating abiotic and biotic contributions to ecosystem processes, integrating measurements across scales, using innovative tools to link climate and ecological function, and modeling of ecosystem and soil processes.

REU Students will receive:

$5,000 stipend
Lodging at Biosphere 2¹s student village Food allowance Travel to and from Tucson, AZ

Applications are due February 7, 2014, and application material can be foundat: http://www.b2science.org/outreach/reu

 

Apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

SURE participants participate in full time research for a summer (9.5 weeks) program, starting May 29 ending August 1, that provides laboratory, fieldwork and research skills in the broad area of biofuels research.

Students are paid a stipend of $5000 for the full summer and expected to work full time. Housing and tuition (if necessary, depending on location) are covered. All students will be participating in the poster session on August 1 in Pullman, WA.

More information and an application are available at the website: http://nararenewables.org/ed

 

Applications Now Being Accepted for the University Research Council, Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship Program

December 3, 2013: Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship Program from the University Research Council. The details for applying are on-line at: http://research.uc.edu/urcapply/ .

Purpose:  This program provides summer stipend support to outstanding undergraduate students. Stipend support of $1,500 will be provided.  Research includes not only intellectual activity designed to expand knowledge and understanding of people and their environment but also activities in the creative and performing arts aimed at interpreting and enhancing that environment.

Eligibility: All undergraduate students from UC who will not have graduated by May 2014 are eligible for this award.  Fellowships are limited to undergraduate students who are engaged for a total of 170 hours May – August 2014 on their research.  Students who have been accepted into other UC-sponsored summer undergraduate programs are eligible to apply for this fellowship.  If awarded, the student will receive the higher of the two stipends and the URC funds will be used for all or part of that support. Undergraduate students who have received URC funding previously are not eligible.

Funding Criteria and Priorities: Proposals will be evaluated primarily based on the scholarly merit of the proposed activities and secondarily on grades and other achievements.  Fellowships are competitive and each one is based on a written proposal prepared by the student.  The Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship Program award may be supplemented by other funding that supports the proposed project (e.g., funds for supplies or essential travel may be obtained from other sources).

Awards:  $1,500 is available for stipend support (payable $750 per month in May and June 2014). 

Due date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

Questions: Email Dawn.ONeill@uc.edu with questions.

 

SUMR-UC Undergraduate Student

The online application form for Summer 2014 will be available starting Monday, February 10, 2014. Applications are due Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The program spans June 2-August 6, 2014.
 

Overview:

Summer Undergraduate Mentored Research at the University of Cincinnati (SUMR-UC) is a 10-week, fully supported research opportunity for rising juniors and seniors sponsored by the Graduate School. SUMR-UC provides undergraduates with an interest in pursuing graduate education an intensive, mentored research experience. Students selected for the program will work on projects under the supervision of advanced UC graduate students. Projects are available in a broad range of fields.

Program perks:

  • $4000 stipend
  • Work full-time on research on UC’s campus
  • Access to facilities at one of the nation's premier research universities
  • Individually assigned graduate mentors who will closely advise on the research project.
  • Interact with UC's world-class graduate faculty
  • Social and professional  cohort of mentors and mentees
  • On-campus housing available if desired

Applicant Requirements: 

  • Junior or senior status in baccalaureate program by Fall 2014
  • US citizen or permanent resident status
  • A strong intent to pursue a graduate degree upon completion of your baccalaureate degree
  • A completed application submitted by the application deadline date includes: 
    • An indication of your top two choices of research or creative projects
    • A brief description of your educational and other qualifications for working on the projects selected
    • A statement of no more than 250 words on your intention for graduate study and likely professional goal thereafter
    • One recommendation letter submitted online from a faculty member in your baccalaureate program attesting to your academic progress and standing, and commenting on your abilities and potential to successfully participate in the summer research experience. Your recommender will be sent an email notification on submitting during the application process.
    • A copy (unofficial is acceptable) of your most recent transcript 

We are especially interested in applications from students belonging to groups underrepresented in graduate education.

 

If you have questions about the SUMR-UC program, please contact GSUM/SUMR-UC director Dr. Jonathan Kregor at jonathan.kregor@uc.edu. For technical help with the application process, please contact gradhelpdesk@uc.edu.

 

TAFT- Undergraduate Research Award

Application Deadlines: 03/24/2014

Undergraduate Senior Research Award

Consistent with the university-wide goal of increasing the amount and quality of undergraduate research and the Taft Research Center’s mission to provide competitive research support, this competitive program supports undergraduate research excellence by offering an award of $2,000 to outstanding undergraduate scholars. This advanced learning experience is designed to create incentives for advanced research opportunities at the undergraduate level and to promote both an undergraduate intellectual community and scholarship in the humanities, broadly conceived. All awardees will be required to participate in the Taft Undergraduate Club on a monthly basis. Senior undergraduates, directed by a faculty mentor, will develop substantial and creative independent research projects, apart from any other coursework, which is intended to culminate in a thesis or expository work presented at the Taft Annual Research Symposium in the spring.

 

Award Specifics

Upon the successful completion of the terms of the grant, awardees will receive $2,000 upon graduation from the University. Structured in this way, awards do not interfere with a student’s loan considerations. If the student’s project includes significant research costs, up to fifty percent of the award may be used to offset those costs, on a reimbursement basis.

 

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