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MIT Amgen Scholars Program



November 29, 2017


We want you to be aware of an exciting opportunity for students to engage in research at MIT as part of our summer 2018 Amgen Scholars Program. Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA.

Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston.

Attached is a flyer about the program.

More information can also be found here

We hope you will share this opportunity with your students and we look forward to receiving their application!

Thank you,


MIT Amgen Scholars Program Staff

MIT Amgen Scholars Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


(617) 253-7306


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Amgen Scholars Program

Amgen Scholars Program

Amgen Scholars Program


December 5, 2017


Now approaching its twelfth summer, the Amgen Scholars Program continues to offer undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research at ten renowned U.S. host institutions.
Applications for the 2018 U.S. Amgen Scholars Program are now online.  Note that applicants do not need to currently attend one of the host institutions to participate. In fact, Amgen Scholars have represented over 680 colleges and universities to date.
We hope you will pass this information on to your undergraduates before the application close date of February 1, 2018 (February 15 for the California Institute of Technology). Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via amgenscholars.com.  Additionally, I invite you to circulate the attached items:
Learn more about our program alumni in science and medicine by reading Ten to Watch.
Thank you for sharing our information with your undergraduate community.  Any person requiring more information is welcome to contact me directly.
Kind regards,
Michael Bergren
Director, Amgen Scholars Global Program Office
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
(617) 253-2620
December 6th, 2017

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2018 NSF REU Program in Astronomy at Maria Mitchell Observatory


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Physics Research Opportunity – Undergraduates

Physics Research Opportunity

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Undergraduate Research Symposium | Rice University

Rice University is hosting the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Attached is a flyer for the symposium.

GCURS is a forum for undergraduate researchers to present original research discoveries. The symposium format is 10-12 minutes, individual, oral PowerPoint presentation. An additional 2-3 minutes will be allotted for a question-and-answer period. Our students report that giving formal presentations in a multi-institution event is more interesting and valuable than either an in-house presentation series or regional conference poster session. GCURS also fosters intercollegiate interactions among students and faculty who share a passion for undergraduate research.

Meals will be provided on the day of the symposium. To close the symposium, an interdisciplinary networking reception with heavy appetizers and hors GCURS 2017d’oeuvres will be held for all GCURS participants and visiting faculty.

A limited number of rooms at the Marriott Hotel are available for participants and visiting judges traveling to Houston.

Interested students should register online at gcurs.rice.edu and submit a one-page research abstract by Tuesday, October 10, 2017. We can accommodate 60 students in each section. In previous years we have been able to accommodate almost all registrants who wanted to speak, but if capacity becomes limiting we will select participants on the basis of submitted abstracts.   Advisors can also register online at gcurs.rice.edu.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer K. Hunter, Visibility Specialist
Electrical & Computer Engineering | Rice University
Abercrombie A203 | MS 366 | 6100 Main Street | Houston, TX 77005
P: 713-348-4212 | F: 713-348-5686 | hunterj@rice.edu

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Nebraska Summer Research Program

The Nebraska Summer Research Program is accepting applications in the research programs listed below.  The program provides a significant research experience and preparation for applying to and succeeding in graduate school.

For those interested in applying, please note:

For more information, please contact:

Alisha Hanshaw

Director, Graduate Enrollment

Office of Graduate Studies

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

1100 Seaton Hall

Lincoln, NE 68588-0619

402-472-2869 | alisha.hanshaw@unl.edu  | graduate.unl.edu

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Invitation: HUNTALKS 2017!

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NASA | Current Opportunities for Students — Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships

Many internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities are available from NASA.

Most deadlines are in February. Check the following web page often for new additions:

NASA Current Opportunites for Students

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Maria Mitchell Association NSF-REU | Application deadline Feb. 1, 2017

I am writing to let you know about the NSF sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program at the Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) in Nantucket, MA.

Our award winning program, the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, is currently soliciting applications for summer 2017.

The program offers paid, 10-week-long research experiences for six undergraduate students every summer. Student projects range from studies of extra-solar planets and observations of variable stars, to studies of galaxy formation and evolution, and encompass a mix of both observational and theoretical based projects.

As part of the program, the MMA provides free student housing, a student stipend, and paid travel to and from Nantucket. In addition, all students are encouraged to present their research at the annual winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in January 2018, also sponsored by the MMA.

I am attaching below a poster advertising our program. I would very much appreciate it if you would print out and hang this poster in a well-trafficked area within your department. I would also greatly appreciate your encouragement of any interested undergraduate students to apply to the program. Please note, the application deadline is February 1, 2017.

Maria Mitchell Organization REU 2017

I am grateful for your sharing of this information with your STEM-inclined undergraduate students and for your encouraging them to apply. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information, at rjorgenson@mariamitchell.org.

With thanks,

Dr. Regina Jorgenson
Director of Astronomy
Maria Mitchell Association

REU Information and Application
Online Application
Presidential Award

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TSGC Design Challenge – Spring 2017 | Registration now open

We are now accepting Design Brief applications for the Spring 2017 TSGC Design CHALLENGE program:

TSCG Design Challenge Spring 2017

Both 1- and 2-semester projects are available, applicable to many engineering and other science disciplines.

Topics from Fall 2016 are listed as reserved on our topics page. Open Topics are available for any new teams. We currently have 9 new topics available.

The program offers more than $1000 in team funding throughout the semester, plus competitive scholarships.

Please distribute the attached flyer to help advertise our program.


Design Brief hard deadline: January 30, 2017

Design Brief Application

Looking forward to another great semester.
Let us know if you have any questions.

Tim Urban, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Texas Space Grant Consortium Research Associate, Center for Space Research The University of Texas at Austin designchallenge@tsgc.utexas.edu

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