Spend your summer doing research in the Big Apple!

Aside from being a cultural mecca New York City is also home to some amazing research in a number of STEM fields. Check out these opportunities to conduct meaningful research in one of the greatest cities in the world. Here are seven summer experiences to check out but don’t delay because before you know it these deadlines may pass you by in a New York minute…

Fun Fact: Columbia University, NYU, and Rockefeller University are ranked as some of the top universities in the world.

1. New York Institute of Technology


For students majoring in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and/or Computer Engineering New York Institute of Technology’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program provides opportunities for motivated and talented undergraduate students to collaborate with  faculty and graduate students in research on methods of securing mobile devices and wireless networks using both software and hardware approaches.

Levels: Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2
US CItizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2019
Apply

2. Columbia University

Students from ALL Majors are encouraged to apply to Columbia University’s Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training Diversity Program (BEST). The purpose of this program to to serve undergraduate students who come from backgrounds currently underrepresented in Biomedical and Public Health research. All eligible students are encouraged to apply regardless of major.
This program introduces undergraduates from underrepresented populations to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research. Students representing racial and ethnic minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and students with disabilities join the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health’s for eight weeks of research, training, academic and career planning, and social activities around New York City.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens & permanent residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2019
Apply

Fun Fact: The first pizzeria in the US was founded in New York’s Little Italy in the year 1905.

3. New York University

New York University Materials Research Science & Engineering Center
For students majoring in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Materials Science, Pre-Med and all Engineering Majors

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to and Engineering Center undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials – from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale!
Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
MInimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens & permanent residents
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2019
Apply

4. Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2019
Apply

5. Barnard College/Columbia University – Earth & Ocean Sciences

The Lamont Summer Intern Program for undergraduates from U.S. colleges and universities provides a summer research experience in Earth and ocean sciences. Lamont has world-class scientists in many scientific disciplines: climate modeling, atmospheric sciences, paleo-climatology, biogeochemistry, marine geophysics, marine geology, physical oceanography, seismology, marine biology, isotope geochemistry, etc. The internship at Lamont allows students to work one on one with these scientists, rather than as one of many students in a classroom setting.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 18. 2019
Apply

Fun Fact: Greenwich Village’s Washington Square Arch is modeled after the
Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

6. New York University – Center for Neural Science


NYU’s Center for Neural Science hosts a summer research experience program for undergraduates with a strong interest in neuroscience. This program is designed to foster entry into a neuroscience research-centered career. Students apply for positions in a 10-week summer program during which they actively participate in research projects in the laboratories of New York University science faculty.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens & permanent resident
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
Apply

6. Columbia University

AS supports outstanding undergraduates majoring in engineering disciplines, materials science, biology, chemistry, physics and related fields as Summer Research Fellows each year in a ten-week collaborative REU program between Columbia and City College of New York. Topics of research encompass two interdisciplinary research groups studying materials composed of atomically precise low-dimensional building blocks: two-dimensional atomic sheets and zero-dimensional molecular clusters.
Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 13, 2019
Apply

7. American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History hosts not one, but TWO, summer research opportunities to work with scientists in evolutionary biology or physical sciences.  Community College students are encouraged to apply!

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadlines to Apply: Evolutionary Biology Deadline is February 18, 2019
Physical Sciences Deadline is February 5, 2019



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