TCU 2014 REU – Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Dear Student Researchers,

Below find information on the TCU 2014 REU Astronomy and Physics program. The Research Experience for Undergraduates program is a 10 week program running from May 27th to August 1, 2014. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2014.

For more information and to apply go to


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Weil Undergraduate Research Award

Dear student researchers and faculty mentors,

Below find information on the Weil Undergraduate Research Award from the CUL

“Thanks to the generous gift of Larrie Weil and his wife Bobbi, members of the Library Executive Board and Friends of the SMU Libraries, Central University Libraries is pleased to announce the Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award for excellence in library research.  All undergraduate students are eligible, based on a research project completed during the preceding calendar year.

Members of the faculty, in reading and grading undergraduate research papers, will choose papers for nomination.  Nominated papers should demonstrate depth and breadth in the use of library research materials and clear evidence of thoughtful command of these resources.  Faculty members should notify students of their intent to nominate papers.  To be eligible, students must be registered for the semester in which the award is presented.   Any papers from the spring 2013, summer 2013, or fall 2013 semesters are eligible for the award, which will be presented at the 2014 honors convocation. Submissions should include the studentʼs name, class for which the paper was submitted, and faculty memberʼs name and contact information.  Submissions may be in either paper or electronic form.  To submit a paper copy, mail the paper via campus mail to Mary Hollerich, Fondren Library Center 109; to submit an electronic copy, attach the paper as a Word document and send to, with ʽWeil research award submissionʼ in the subject line.  Papers will be accepted for consideration if received on or before Friday, January  31, 2014. The award committee, consisting of SMU faculty members and a librarian, will meet to review submissions and determine the winning paper.

The winning student will receive a $500 cash prize. The winning paper will be placed in the SMU Archives in DeGolyer Special Collections Library, and an electronic copy of the paper will be available online through the CUL website.

Questions? Call or email Mary Hollerich at or 8-4960. “

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SMU Research Fair – Fri, Feb 26

Dear student researchers,

Research Day is almost here! February 26 has been designated as Research Day, and it will begin with a presentation session by Undergraduate Research and McNair scholar students from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the HT Forum. After that there will be a poster session in the Promenade Ballroom from 2 – 4:30 pm. Come learn all about the exciting research going on at SMU!

For more information visit:

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Spring Engaged Learning Week – Feb 5, 6, 7

Dear student researchers,

Engaged Learning will have a whole week of events starting on Feb 5 and ending on Feb 7. The kickoff event on Feb 5 will include a free coffee event at Cafe 100 with a few students spotlighting their projects in a show and tell format. Additionally, on Thursday, Feb 6, there will be a Symposium where students will have the opportunity to present their research or other types of work to their peers. The week will conclude with an open house with free lunch and workshops. Come join the fun!

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TSGC Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate STEM Scholarships

Dear STEM students,

I want to make you aware of scholarship opportunities for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) students offered by the Texas Space Grant Consortium in partnership with NASA. The scholarship program was established in memory of the Columbia Space Shuttle crew and is intended to recognize and encourage high quality students in the STEM fields. Application deadline is March 21, 2014. More information at the link below.




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Northeastern University Research Opportunities in Biology and Chemistry, Deadline Mar 28

Dear students,

Below find a link with information on the Summer 2014 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at Northeastern University. The program offers interdisciplinary research opportunities in Biochemistry, Organic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry labs with a focus on the theme of Catalysis. The deadline to apply is March 28 and the program runs from June 2 – Aug 8.

For more information visit:

You can also contact Carla Mattos at

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2014 SAO Summer Intern Program, Deadline Feb 3

Dear Students,

Below find a couple of links with information on the SAO summer intern program at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The program takes 10 weeks, from June to August, and includes great opportunities for research in astronomy and astrophysics, special seminars, fields trips, and more. The deadline to apply is Feb 3.

For more information visit:

For additional internship opportunities at the SAO visit:


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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Research Opportunities! Deadline Feb 3!

Dear students,

Below find a link with details on how to apply for the opportunity to conduct research in solar physics for 10 weeks at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The program goes from mid-June to mid-August, 2014. The deadline for the application is February 3rd, and it can be found at the link.


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MIT Research Opportunities through AMGEN-UROP Program, Deadline Feb. 3

Dear students,

Below find a link with details for an opportunity to be involved in MIT’s Amgen-UROP Scholars Program. The program is designed to provide strong science research experience and to cultivate a passion for careers in the science fields. The application deadline is on February 3rd.

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SRA students shine in Fall 2013 Engaged Learning Symposium

Kristina Lackey, 2013 Fall Engaged Learning Symposium

Junior biological sciences major Kristina Lackey shows her work at SMU’s 2013 Engaged Learning Symposium. Lackey received a Summer Research Assistantship from the University to investigate Polycomb-group proteins linked to highly aggressive forms of cancer.

Undergraduate student researchers took center stage during SMU’s 2013 Family Weekend as part of the University’s Engaged Learning Symposium.

The students presented findings from their 2013 Summer Research Assistantships, which allow them to earn up to $4,000 pursuing their research interests full-time during the summer months.

For its second fall symposium, the Office of Engaged Learning wanted to include student engagement that happens across campus programs, says Director Susan Kress. “We are delighted that our colleagues in Undergraduate Research accepted our invitation to host their students’ work.”

Presenting SRAs, projects and faculty mentors included:

  • Adam Gannon, junior biological sciences/economics major, “The Role of Peroxiredoxins in Conferring Resistance to Various Environmental Stressors in Drosophila melanogaster.” Faculty mentors: Sveta Radyuk and William Orr, Biological Sciences.
  • Eugene Kim, sophomore biological sciences/chemistry major, “Redesigning Carbapenem Antibiotics to Evade beta-Lactamase Mediated Bacterial Resistance.” Faculty mentor: John Buynak, Chemistry.
  • Kristina Lackey, junior biological sciences major, “De novo Establishment of Polycomb-mediated Repression.” Faculty mentor: Rick Jones, Biological Sciences.
  • Ryan Tanner, junior computer science and engineering major, “Iris Recognition and Biometric Security.” Faculty mentor: Delores Etter, Computer Science and Engineering.
  • Maria Villamil Rodriguez, senior computer science and engineering/mathematics major, “Collecting and Analyzing SEC-mandated Cybersecurity Disclosures.” Faculty mentor: Tyler Moore, Computer Science and Engineering.
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