Undergraduate Research News and Deadlines – January 14, 2010

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Undergraduate Research News and Deadlines – January 14, 2010

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. 5th Annual GT Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium and Awards – Applications due February 1st!
2. SABUR Research Seminar Series – Dr. Robert Berry – Thurs, Jan 28th 11am
3. ACC Meeting of the Minds 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference – Applications due February 8th!
4. Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference (gtRIC) – February 8th.
5. Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities – General Information
6. Summer Undergraduate Research Ops – Multiple Listings
7. International Research Opportunities – Multiple Listings
8. Fulbright Information Session – February 11th
9. Georgia Tech’s Chapter of IAESTE looking for research internships
10. 2010 MIT Clean Energy Prize business plan competition

1. 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium and Awards – Applications due February 1st!

Share your research work with other students and faculty from all over campus.
Learn about research in an informal atmosphere.
Gain valuable skills and experience in presenting your work.
Make an impact on other undergraduates who may be wondering what research is all about.
Apply to present your work in either poster or oral presentation at the 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium and Awards to be held Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Applications are due February 1st! For additional information visit: http://undergradresearch.gatech.edu/SpringSymposium.php

2. SABUR Research Seminar Series – Ethically Contentious Research and Innovation
Student Activities Board for Undergraduate Research (SABUR) will be hosting Dr. Roberta Berry from the School of Public Policy. Dr. Berry will be addressing some of the contentious research and innovation surrounding embryonic stem cell research, neuroimaging, use of DNA identification in criminal investigations, human genetic engineering, and human reproductive cloning. The Research Seminar will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2010 in the Student Center, Room 319 from 11 AM to 12 PM. Please join us for an eventful afternoon. Food and Refreshments will be provided. If you are interested in joining SABUR, please send an email to gt.sabur@gmail.com.

3. ACC Meeting of the Minds 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
April 16-17, 2010
Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center

Georgia Tech will be hosting this year’s conference! Apply to represent Georgia Tech’s outstanding undergraduate research at the 5th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research Conference. Join students from our fellow ACC schools as they gather to share their work in a variety of disciplines. Oral presentations, posters presentations, and exhibits/models will all be accepted modes of presentation at the event. Georgia Tech will be choosing 10 students to present their work. Applications, which are due Monday, February 8, 2010, are available on-line at: http://www.undergradresearch.gatech.edu/documents/ACC-conf-2010-application.pdf. Questions? Email urop@gatech.edu.

Interested in helping out with the conference? Email urop@gatech.edu.

4. Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference (gtRIC)
Monday, February 8th
Posters 5-7pm — Georgia Tech Hotel
Reception and Awards 7-8pm — Global Learning Center Atrium
Interested in what graduate students are researching at Georgia Tech? Want to find out more about research in general? Then, drop by the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference (gtRIC) — the premier graduate event showcasing original posters and innovations at Georgia Tech. For additional information visit: http://www.sga.gatech.edu/graduate/gtRIC

5. Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities
It’s not too early to consider your plans for Summer 2010. Full-time research experiences at federal labs and other universities can provide experiences in the culture and practice of research in other geographical areas and also provide opportunities to work in research areas not readily available at Georgia Tech. International opportunities are also available during the summer months. Applications for many undergraduate research programs across the country are usually due in January and February, so don’t procrastinate! For ideas on possible programs visit: http://undergradresearch.gatech.edu/research_opportunities.php. Students can also stay at GT over the summer working for credit or pay with their regular advisor.
Also check a short listing of programs below.

6. Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (Multiple Listings)
A) Paid Summer 2010 Undergrad Research Placements!!!

Over 400 programs -Undergraduate REU and Other Summer Research Opportunities: See http://www.PathwaysToScience.org/SummerResearch.asp

B) The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Juniors & Seniors, and Graduate students, under the guidance of a mentor, at a participating Navy Laboratory. The stipend amounts for the program are $7500 for undergraduate students and $10,000 for graduate students. U.S. citizenship required; Permanent residents accepted at certain labs. The online application is currently open at http://www.asee.org/nreip and must be completed by January 8, 2010. All accompanying documents (official transcripts and reference letters) are due by January 11, 2010.

C) NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) offers undergraduates across the United States mentored internship experiences at NASA Centers and research support facilities. Students work on practical problems that will see real applications in aerospace or on future NASA missions. These immersive NASA opportunities combine scientific research with professional hands-on engineering. The NASA-USRP will consist of a 10–15 week research experience at a participating NASA Center under the supervision of a NASA technical mentor. Applications for Summer 2010 are due January 22, 2010. For additional information visit: http://usrp.usra.edu/

D) NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research: The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at the NIH provides an opportunity to spend the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Application deadline for all participating NIH Institutes and Centers is March 1, 2010. For additional information visit: http://www.training.nih.gov/student/sip/

E) National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates (NNIN REU) – Deadline Feb 10: During the summer of 2010, the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates (NNIN REU) Program. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply. The chosen undergrads will receive hands-on nanoscience and technology experience through research with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences. Interns work with faculty and grad students on projects using the unique resources offered at their award site. To apply, visit http://www.reu.nnin.org.

F) NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: You and your school are invited to participate in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. SURF is a partnership, supported by NIST, NSF, and the participating colleges/universities. Applications for the program located in Gaithersburg, MD are due February 16, 2010. For additional information visit: http://www.surf.nist.gov/surf2.htm

G) Oak Ridge National Labs Summer Programs
Use the search engine to check out several programs sponsored by Oak Ridge at: http://see.orau.org/AcademicStatus.aspx?type=Undergrad. Programs include the Higher Education Research Experiences program, Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), or the Nuclear Engineering Student Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program, among others. Visit http://see.orau.org, the gateway to many of the education and research experiences offered through ORISE. The web page has links for faculty, recent graduates, graduates, and undergraduate students.

H) Drexel University Sensors REU

An undergraduate summer research program at Drexel University dedicated to sensor research from science to application. For additional information visit: http://www.mse.drexel.edu/programs/sensors/

7. International Research Opportunities – Multiple Listings

A) RISE summer research program in Germany
RISE gives students in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and physics the chance to spend a summer working with doctoral students at German universities and research institutions on serious research projects. The doctoral students help integrate the undergraduate directly into the lab work and serve as personal and professional mentors. Application deadline is January 31, 2010. For additional information visit: http://www.daad.de/rise/en/11632/index.html

B) 2010 ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships
We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2010 ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships! For the fourth consecutive year, ThinkSwiss will select 15 talented and motivated U.S. students from all fields of study who apply for a research project at a Swiss university or research lab. The awardees will receive a monthly stipend of $1000 for a period of up to three months. Become a fan of ThinkSwiss on Facebook and you will receive more information about the scholarships, events and Switzerland. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2010.

8. Fulbright Information Session
Thursday Feb. 11th, 11:00am-12:00 noon
Crescent Room, Student Center

One-year awards are available in @ 140 countries. Awards can be for research, graduate study, or English Teaching Assistantships. The information session is geared to all students. Students who will be seniors and graduate students next fall are eligible to apply this year. Campus deadline Sept. 17. Contact Campus Adviser: Dr. Karen Adams (karen.adams@provost.gatech.edu) for additional information.

10. Georgia Tech’s Chapter of IAESTE looking for research internships!
IAESTE (the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) is a global organization with presence in over 80 countries. IAESTE’s mission is to develop global skills in tomorrow’s technical leaders by providing internationally focused programs here and abroad, including internships abroad, conferences, and short-term programs.

The Georgia Tech chapter of the organization is looking for research opportunities present in your department for an international intern. If you have any interest in hosting such an intern in the future or are interested in hearing more about IAESTE, please contact Christopher Kim at ckim8@gatech.edu. For more general information on IAESTE United States visit: http://www.iaesteunitedstates.org/index.htm.

10. 2010 MIT Clean Energy Prize business plan competition
Open to both undergraduates and graduates of all US universities, this business plan competition offers a platform to:

– Make a Difference -Have an idea to change our energy future? Prove it!
– Generate Exposure – VC’s, industry leaders, engineers, scientists, media
– Win Money – $200,000 for the grand winner plus another $300,000 in prizes
– Launch a Business -Turn an idea into reality

For more information, visit: http://www.mitcep.org. Applications are due February 25, 2010.

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