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UMBC Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
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PLEASE NOTE: This is list has been created for informational purposes only.
It is each student's responsibility to check the details for any programs of interest. ***Please make a note of any comments posted (indicated by the small orange triangle)
**Freshman (Rising Sophomores) should not feel limited to only applying to these opportunities. These are programs that clearly indicate that limited research experience is required.
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Program NameProgram HostApplication
Deadline
Opportunity for Freshmen**Open to international studentsSuggested MajorsDate contents were updatedEditor Comments
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Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE) REU University of Buffalo2/27/201511/24/2014Award ends Apr. 30, 2017
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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) in Nanoscale Science & EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst (REU)2/28/201511/24/2014
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National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for UndergraduatesCentral Michigan University3/2/201511/25/2014Waiting to receive funding
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Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) ProgramSLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University1/8/2016 2/18/2016
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TRUST REUUniversity of California Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)1/31/20162/18/2016
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Summer Undergraduate Internship Program Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)1/31/20162/26/2016Program will start again for summer 2018. Check back fall 2017 for details
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REU-Research Experience for UndergraduatesWilliam & Mary Arts & Sciences (Physics)2/1/2016x - not eligible for funding)1/5/2016Currently not accepting applications for 2017
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Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP)Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School2/1/20161/15/2016
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Undergraduate Summer Internship ProgramHarvard University, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology2/1/20161/22/2016
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Ifugao Archaeological ProjectIfugao Archaeological Field School 2/1/20162/11/2016Award ends May 31, 2017
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Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain EcosystemRubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, University of Vermont2/5/2016x2/5/2016
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Stevens' Summer Research FellowshipUniversity of Missouri2/15/20161/15/2016
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Physics, Astrophysics, and Optics REUDepartment of Physics & Astronomy, Rochester University2/15/2016x2/5/2016Rolling admission after deadline until spaces are filled
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New-Generation Power-Efficient Computer Systems DesignWashington State University, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science2/15/2016x2/11/2016
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Coral Reef Biodiversity and Resilience Little Cayman Research Centre, 2/15/20162/12/2016Application open Jan 2017
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LAKES Undergraduate Research ExperienceUniversity of Wisconsin Stout2/15/2016x2/12/2016Awaiting funding renewal. Check back FEB 2017
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Summer Research Program in Computational Biology and Biostatistics (CBB)University of Wisconsin-Madison2/15/20162/18/2016
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Building Digital Tools to Support Endangered Languages and Preserve Environmental Knowledge in Mexico, Micronesia, and Navajo NationSwarthmore College, Department of Linguistics2/18/20163/10/2016Currently not accepting applications for summer 2017
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MAPS-REU Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park 2/26/2016x1/29/2016
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Sam Houston REU Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sam Houston State University2/26/20162/5/2016
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RTNN REU ProgramResearch Triangle Nanotechnology Network 2/26/20162/18/2016
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Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology REUThe Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology2/28/2016x2/5/2016Not hosting summer 2017 program. Check back fall 2017 for the 2018 program
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Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship ProgramArt Institute of Chicago 2/28/2016xVisual Arts, Art History, History2/18/2016
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REU in Physics and Astronomy University of South Carolina, Department of Physics and Astronomy2/29/20162/12/2016
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SUMaR Math REU Kansas State University, Department of Mathematics3/1/2016x1/28/2016No formal deadline, but the site says it's best to have everything in no later than mid March (or best by early March);
2017 Information coming soon. Program will run from 5/30/2017 to 7/25/2017
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Integrative Computational Education and Research Traineeship (ICERT)Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin3/1/20162/5/2016Award ends May 2017
Not accepting applications for Summer 2017.
Contingent on funding, the application period for Summer 2018 is expected to open in December 2017.
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Multidisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates in Internet of Things (REUIOT)Department of Computer Science, Texas State University 3/1/20162/5/2016
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Nanotechnology REUCenter for Nanoscale Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign3/1/2016x2/5/2016
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CenUSA Bioenergy Research Internship ExperienceIowa State University3/1/2016x2/12/2016Info for 2018 coming in winter 2017
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REU in Mathematics & Computational ScienceFairfield University3/4/2016xx-(not eligible for funding)1/5/2016
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Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior Oklahoma State University 3/4/2016x3/10/2016
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Cradle to the Grave - C02 Opportunities and Challenges University of Southern Carolina, College of Engineering and Computing 3/11/20162/11/2016
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Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STREAMS)Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine3/15/2016x1/15/2016Application info available JAN 2017
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Undergraduate Research into the Social Psychophysiology of Compassion Northern Arizona University, Department of Psychological Sciences3/15/20163/10/2016Award ends May 2017
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Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the EnvironmentStony Brook University3/18/20161/5/2016Awaiting funding. Check back winter 2017 for updates
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Leveraging Computational Tools for Enhancing Engineering InnovationCollege of Engineering, University of Alabama 3/18/2016x1/28/2016
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"The Value of Snow": Drought Resiliency and Natural Resources Issues in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin RegionOffice of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Research, University of Nevada3/18/20163/10/2016Award ends Oct 2016
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Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaelogical (BAKOTA) Field SchoolBAKOTA, Quinnipiac University 3/18/2016x3/10/2016No program for summer 2017
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Fieldschool at Rock Art Ranch University of Arizona, School of Anthropology 3/18/20163/10/2016Award ended Oct 31 2016
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REU ProgramUniversity of Houston Cullen College of Engineering3/24/20161/5/2016Application info available JAN 2017
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Physics REU at Howard UniversityDepartment of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University 4/1/2016x2/5/2016
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Nanoscience and Microsystems (NSMS) REU ProgramCenter for Micro-Engineered Materials, University of New Mexico4/15/2016
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics.
12/22/2016
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Investigating the Behaviors of Middle Stone Age Humans in the Horn of AfricaDepartment of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin5/15/2016x11/15/2016Applications for the 2017-2018 field season will open February 2017.
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Baja Basins REU Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City 9/30/16x
Geoscience, Geology, Environmental Science, Biological Sciences
10/7/2016
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Science Intern, Laboratory Based ResearchDow AgroSciences11/1/2016x
Biological Sciences (biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, entomology, microbiology, molecular biology, plant pathology, or plant physiology), Chemistry (analytical, organic, or physical), Engineering (agricultural, biological, or chemical), Informatics (bioinformatics or chemical), Any agriculture-related majors
10/21/2016Apply between AUG 15 - NOV 1, prior to the summer you would like an internship
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Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC)National Cancer Institute 11/16/201610/11/2016Application Open: September 1
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Model-based Reasoning in STEM Education Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Science11/30/16x
STEM, Mathematics and Statistics, Math Education, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Science Education, Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, etc
10/20/2016
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IAESTE International Exchange Program International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences 12/1/2016x
STEM and Applied Arts including Architecture
10/11/2016
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Fostering Undergraduate Talent - Uniting Research and Education (FUTURE) in BiomedicineUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine12/2/201611/4/2016
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DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program Department of Homeland Security12/7/201610/7/2016
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Booth School of Business Summer ResearchUniversity of Chicago Booth School of Business 12/9/16Economics11/11/2016
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DOE Scholars ProgramU.S. Department of Energy (DOE)12/15/201610/7/2016Applications accepted Oct 3, 2016
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International Summer Research Program in Gravitational-Wave PhysicsUniversity of Florida, Department of Physics12/15/2016Physics10/11/2016Application Open: Sept 15, 2016
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Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) ProgramChristian Brothers University12/16/2016
Biomedical Science, Biological Sciences, Behavioral Science, Psychology, Environmental Science, Carnivore Conservation, HAPP
10/20/2016Priority: DEC 16, 2016
Regular: DEC 30, 2016
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Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP)Harvard University12/21/201610/21/2016
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Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) ProgramOffice of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy (DOE)12/30/16
Physics, Earth & Geoscience, Engineering, Life Health & Medical Science, Math & Statistics, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Environmental & Marine Sciences, Nanotechnology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Science Writing
11/22/2016
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Translational Research in Psychological Sciences: Human FactorsTexas Tech University1/1/2017xANY; Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, HAPP, Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Robotics, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Statistics12/22/2016Application open SEPT 15, 2016
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Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experiences for StudentsRice University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Nakatani Foundation1/2/2017xSTEM fields10/21/2016
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Summer Neuroscience Undergraduate Research FellowshipsUniversity of Vermont1/3/201710/21/2016
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Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) ProgramSchool of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan1/6/201710/20/2016
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SPIRE-EIT: Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education - Emerging Interface TechnologiesIowa State University, Virtual Reality Applications Center and Human Computer Interaction Program1/9/2017x
Interdisciplinary Studies, Physics, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and would consider others such as Psychology
11/18/2016
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Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) ProgramBaylor College of Medicine1/10/201710/21/2016
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DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory InternshipsU.S. Department of Energy Office of Science: Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists1/13/201710/7/2016
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Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science 1/13/201710/21/2016
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Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center1/13/2017check10/25/2016check the site for specific details on international eligibility
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Biomedical Optics Health Sciences and Technology Wellman Summer Institute, Harvard-MIT; Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital1/14/2017
Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Bionformatics and Computational Biology
11/17/2016
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CSHL's Undergraduate Research Program (URP)Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory1/15/2017x
Molecular Biology & Cancer, Genetics & Genomics, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences
10/7/2016
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Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramAlfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Willimington, DE)1/15/2017x10/21/2016
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Research Internships in Sciences and Engineering (RISE) GermanyDAAD Rise (Germany)1/15/2017x
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences/Geology, and related disciplines
10/21/2016
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Diversity Project - Marine Biodiversity The Diversity Project1/15/2017x
Marine Biology, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity, Marine Science
10/27/2016
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Nanoscale Assembly of Molecules and Materials Department of Chemistry, Indiana University 1/15/2017xChemistry11/4/2016
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REU: Center for Sensorimotor Neural EngineeringUniversity of Washington, Seattle1/15/2017x
Bioengineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience, Mechanical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Philosophy, Psychology
11/4/2016Sophmores and Juniors given priority
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Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) ProgramCornell University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics1/15/2017
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics, Population Genetics, Genomics, Biological Sciences, Biophysics, Biomedical Applications
11/18/2016
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Intelligent Multimodal Human-Computer InteractionHerbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida1/15/2017x
Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Human-Computer Interaction
12/22/2016
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Microbiome Data Science REUStatistics Department, Oregon State University1/15/2017
Statistics, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, STEM
12/22/2016
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Summer Undergraduate Research ExperienceCollege of Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison1/15/20171/17/2017Absolute program deadline 2/15/2017
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MSTP Research (SUMR) ProgramMedical Scientist Training Program (MD, PHD), University of Iowa1/17/2017x11/4/2016Must have prior research experience
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Health Management & Policy Summer Enrichment ProgramUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health1/20/2017HAPP, Economics, Medicine10/11/2016
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UM-SMART Undergrad Summer ProgramUniversity of Michigan1/20/201710/25/2016
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NORC Summer Internship ProgramNORC at the University of Chicago 1/20/201711/29/2016
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Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)Massachusetts General Hospital1/23/201711/29/2016
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Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)Stanford University1/24/201710/21/2016
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Arecibo Observatory REU Summer ProgramArecibo Observatory1/25/2017x
Physics, Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
10/7/2016Application open DEC 15, 2016
International Students: Must provide your own funding. See website for details
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National History Research Experiences (NHRE)Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History1/25/2017x
Earth Science/Geology, Biological Sciences, Anthropology,
11/18/2016
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Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship ProgramThe Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office1/25/2017
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, etc.
12/22/2016
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Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)Duke University1/26/201710/21/2016
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Summer Computing Research Experience in Data ScienceUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst 1/27/2017x
Computer Science, Math, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
10/21/2016Freshmen: Must have computer science experience
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Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)Department of Health & Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1/27/201711/29/2016Application open Nov 20, 2016
GEH and SUPEH Deadline: 2/3/2017
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Growing up STEM: Tracing the roots of undergraduate learning through discipline-based education researchNorth Dakota State University1/27/2017x
All STEM/Science disciplines, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering
12/2/2016
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Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science REUCenter for Energy Efficient Electronics Science1/27/2017
Engineering, Physics, Physical Science majors
12/8/2016
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The Ecology of Human Dominated Landscapes REUDepartment of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Miami University (Oxford, OH) 1/27/2017x1/13/2017Preference given to sophmores and juniors
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Research in Natural and Biomedical SciencesEmory College1/27/20171/13/2017
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Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore 1/29/201711/3/2016
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Public Health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) ProgramKennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore 1/29/201711/3/2016
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Cardiovascular Research: Engineering a Translational Experience (CREATE)College of Engineering, Penn State University1/29/2017
Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science
1/3/2017
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Biology and Brain & Cognitive Sciences Summer Research InternshipMIT Dept. of Biology and Dept. Brain & Cognitive Sciences 1/30/2017x
Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Computational Biology, Bioengineering, Microbiology
10/7/2016Application open: Nov 15, 2016
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