Harvard University is one of ten U.S. institutions that again will be offering a ten-week Amgen Scholars Program in the summer of 2017.

The Harvard-Amgen program, with an emphasis on biotechnology research, affords a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work in the laboratories of faculty across the Harvard universe, including the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. In addition to an engaging, formative research experience, Harvard-Amgen Scholars will live among the 400 undergraduates residents of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village community in one of the historic Houses along the Charles River.

The deadline to submit complete applications is Monday, February 1, 2017.

More information about the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, including profiles of last years cohort, along with eligibility criteria and instructions to apply may be found at uraf.harvard.edu/amgen-scholars.

The Amgen Scholars Program website, which includes information about all of the U.S. and international programs available this coming summer may be found at www.amgenscholars.com.

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: www.mrsec.utah.edu/reu

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: http://yura.yale.edu/conference

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 (klyza@middlebury.edu) or Dean Lisa Gates (fellowships@middlebury.edu).

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
Climatology
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: www.uvm.edu/epscor/undergrad.

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