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Summer Research Opportunities


#1

I am in the process of applying to a couple of programs to do some undergraduate research this summer. I was wondering if anyone knew about any obvious ones I'd overlooked or had any other information to offer about the programs. Maybe even words of wisdom from people who've done it.

The one I'm most interested in is with the University of Texas Medical Branch, but there's others in New York and Ohio to name a couple.


#2

I could be mistaken, but I think Dave Barr might have worked at UTMB previously, you might want to check in with him on it.


#3

Thanks Kuz, I shot the Grizzle-Barr a PM.


#4

Don't know if you checked these all yet:

Here's a list of the NSF REU programs:
http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5047

NIH:
http://ugsp.info.nih.gov/

ASM:
http://www.asm.org/Education/index.asp?bid=4319 (note the deadline for this summer passed)


#5

Holy cow man, thanks! That's an outstanding an exhaustive list. An entirely useful post that I hope some other undergrads will take advantage of.


#6

I did a NSF REU program back in '03 (doing physics/astronomy related research), and it was a great experience, especially since you get paid! It really does look good on your resume if you plan on applying for grad school, or a job in research. NSF has money to give out, you just have to jump through the hoops to get it. In fact, I'm in the process of applying for grad funding from NSF...

And make sure you apply to many programs, because I applied to five and only got into one, and that was with a 4.0 GPA (I'm not bragging, I was a sophomore at the time, and they prefer juniors). Anyhow, definately do everything you can to get a summer research position, becuase it pays dividends in the long run.