University of Utah Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) Next-Generation Materials for Plasmonics & Organic Spintronics in Salt Lake City, Utah

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

June 5 – August 4, 2017

$5000 stipend, travel allowance and campus housing

Potential majors: physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering (chemical, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical), applied math.

Apply online by February 12, 2017 at:

Open to U.S. citizens & permanent residents obtaining an undergraduate degree December 2017 or after. Women & minority students are especially encouraged to apply. Students from non-research institutions may be given priority. Supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. DMR-1121252 CFDA NO. 47.049

The 2017 Yale Undergraduate Research Conference is seeking student applications from national colleges and universities from which the 90 undergraduate poster presenters and 10 plenary speakers will be chosen.

Research spanning the humanities, social sciences, and STEM is welcome!

Application portal open until Dec. 8, 2016.

In addition, the two-day conference will feature keynote speakers from the Yale community and panel workshops on continuing education and careers after college.

The conference will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12th, 2017 at the Omni New Haven Hotel and will run from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.

Middlebury students selected to present can apply to the Academic Conference Travel Fund (go/atf) for trip expenses.

Conference website:

Apply for the Udall Scholarship!

For Sophomores and Juniors committed to careers related to the environment. The Udall provides up to $7,000 for tuition, fees, educational expenses.

Eligibility: GPA 3.5 and up; U.S. citizen; demonstrated commitment to work with environmental issues through academic study and activities.

Scholarship requires nomination from Middlebury—nomination deadline is January 23, 2017 at noon.

Visit the Udall Foundation website and go/udall for more information and application instructions for nomination. Questions? Contact Professor Chris McGrory Klyza ( or Dean Lisa Gates (

VT EPSCoR paid summer internships ($5,000) working in Vermont’s beautiful Lake Champlain Basin studying resilience to extreme weather events.

Opportunities for students interested in the sciences and/or social sciences:

Lake and Stream Ecology
Water Chemistry and Microbiology
Soil Nutrients
Environmental Policy and Management
Land Use Management
Computer Science and Modeling

See the VT EPSCoR website for additional information:

The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly-selective summer institute for rising college juniors, offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of George Washington. 

This six-week program includes housing at George Washington’s estate, transportation, meals and a $500 weekly stipend. Students are paired with a mentor to learn how to turn a personal passion into a blueprint for action. Students will network with successful Washington, DC professionals and participate in unique experiences in our nation’s capital.

Deadline to apply: January 11, 2017

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