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Butler University’s Undergraduate Research Conference is Now Accepting Submissions!

Butler University invites undergraduate scholars

to share innovative research, scholarship, and creative endeavor

with hundreds of their peers at the 30th Annual

Undergraduate Research Conference

April 13, 2018

at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana

The registration system is now open and

submissions are welcome through February 15.

We look forward to seeing you in April,

Conference Director: Dr. Dacia Charlesworth
Conference Coordinator: Melissa Friedman

Visit www.butler.edu/urc for more information.


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9th annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference | Call for Papers

I wanted to take a moment to invite you and your undergraduate students to participate in the 9th annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference.

It takes place April 18 & 19, 2018 on the Spring Creek Campus (2800 East Spring Creek Parkway. Plano, Texas, 75074) and is open to all undergraduates from all disciplines.

The call for papers is attached here.

Visit our website at: http://www.collin.edu/conference/studentresearch/

You will find the call for papers, FAQs, maps, past programs, etc. You can also watch an 8-minute video on the conference background and submission process which can be accessed here: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cblrFp28sX

In a nutshell, students that have conducted or are currently conducting research (experiments, social science research papers, art displays, etc.), are encouraged to submit. If accepted, you will present on either April 18th or 19th, 2018 in whatever format they prefer (roundtable, panel, performance, poster board, etc.).

The Top 6 (competed) papers will receive “Top Paper” honors. Four of those winners will receive a $1,250.00 scholarship!

The event is free, open to the public, fully catered, and an exceptional way for Undergrads to experience an academic conference. In fact, even if you are not presenting, we encourage you to attend as audience members!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at jwarren@collin.edu or StudentConference@collin.edu


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University of Nebraska Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities

We are now accepting applications for the University of Nebraska’s 2018 Summer Research Program, and we’d like to encourage your students to apply.

Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.


Summer 2018 research programs include:

  • Applied Plant Systems
  • Bioenergy Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Integrated Agronomic Systems
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Nanohybrid Functional Materials
  • Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
  • Redox Biology
  • Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments
  • Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Virology

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Thursday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Thursday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Summer Research Program »

Feel free to forward this to your students, as well. If you have any questions about our program don’t hesitate to contact me.


Alisha Hanshaw
Director, Graduate Enrollment
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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Horizons Fellowship Program


I hope you’re having a great week!

By way of a quick introduction, my name is Will. I am a current student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an alum of The Horizons School. I recently joined the Horizons team to help identify candidates for our fully funded Horizons fellowship program.

The Horizons Fellowship is a fully-funded technology immersion fellowship for top university students from around the world. As technology continues to play a larger role on the world stage, whether it be in business, politics, art etc., we have been reaching out to various Southern Methodist University clubs to encourage students to gain a solid technical foundation.

Past Horizonites have come from schools like Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, and more. We’ve had engineers, business students, liberal arts majors and designers take our program – they’ve gone on to receive product management, engineering, and venture capital offers from firms such as Google, Zappos.com, Yelp, Optimizely, Redfin, Insight Venture Partners, and Slack. Others are winning global hackathons and building their own startup ideas.

I would be thrilled and honored if you could forward out this opportunity to interested members of your club. Our programs are open to students of any year and any major – we encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests to apply!

Thank you,
Will Yoo

Will Yoo
S’16, Horizons School of Technology
Class of 2019, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


The Horizons Fellowship
The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background!

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have hailed from Southern Methodist University, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more.

Interested students can start an application here!

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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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