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Cornell University 

Cornell University ‘s Center for Transportation, Environment & Community Health is looking for students interested in transportation/civil engineering as it relates to environment and public health for the 2019 REU Program.

The chosen undergraduates taking part in this ten-week program will receive hands-on experience through research, with applications to transportation/civil engineering! The research projects are designed and supervised by faculty and technical staff. Interns then work with their assigned faculty and graduate students on projects. A convocation is held in August to allow interns the opportunity to present their work to their peers in a concise scientific presentation. Interns also must complete a written report, akin to a research paper, summarizing the findings of their research project. These reports are published and distributed to the interns and sites, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and many others.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
MInimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Application February 13, 2019 (with Recommendations due February 20th)
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PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY

Program Description: Pepperdine University will host the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biology (SURB) developed specifically for students who are interested in pursuing a career in biological research, science education, environmental science, or biotechnology. Pepperdine biology faculty will work closely with selected students in diverse areas of biological research. Successful applicants will be provided a generous stipend, on-campus housing, a unit of biology research credit, funding for travel to Malibu, and a budget for the purchase of research supplies. The program will begin with a 14-day research orientation workshop, May 6 – May 17. During the workshop, students will be introduced to varied research tools and techniques and will partner with a faculty member to develop a project idea for their summer research.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 13, 2019
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University of California at Davis

The NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in the UC Davis Physics Department will continue in summer 2019. During the 10-week program students work alongside our faculty and graduate students on ongoing research projects, providing a view of physics very different from typical coursework.  Please note: APplicants must have completed at least one year of calculus-based physics

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: All students are invited to apply regardless of Citizenship Status Deadline to Apply: February 14, 2019
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Clean Energy Bridge to Research (CEBR) is a summer research program from the Clean Energy Institute (CEI) at the University of Washington (UW).  The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and UW’s Undergraduate Research Program partners with CEI to run the program. CEBR supports a select group of undergraduates and community or tribal college students and teachers to participate in authentic research in solar, energy storage, and grid technologies under the mentorship of UW’s world-class faculty and grad students.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
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BOISE STATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES IN MATERIALS FOR SOCIETY

Materials science is the enabling technology behind everything from modern electronics to fashion, safe and recyclable packaging, faster and fuel-efficient vehicles, novel energy generation and storage, aerospace propulsion systems, affordable housing, medical engineering, sensors, nanotechnology, and micromachines. One of the most exciting directions in science and policy-making is sustainability, with its emphasis on energy conservation, storage, and renewable productionThe objective of this Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Boise State University is to provide an intensive research-team experience with state-of-the-art facilities while exploring activities within the theme materials for society. Mentors from various disciplines work with students to develop skills needed to excel in academic and industrial research environments, where interdisciplinary teams are standard.  Students ultimately present their results at the annual summer research conference.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
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SUMMER HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH SITES INCLUDING HOWARD, UCLA, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

Levels: Freshman and Sophomores
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Citizenship Requirements: an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services OR a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident.
Deadline: February 15, 2019
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WOODS WHOLE OCEANIC INSTITUTION

Summer Student Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students who are completing their junior year at colleges or universities and are studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and marine policy.

Levels: Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA:  Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, International Students
Deadline to Apply: February 15th  
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The University of Washington (UW) Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM·C) coordinates research efforts among two colleges and five departments across UW’s campus and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to address major trans-disciplinary challenges in materials research.

If selected you will be embedded in one of the MEM·C labs for 9 weeks. You will work with a graduate student and faculty to develop a research project, gain training in relevant techniques and instrumentation, collect data and finally produce a poster and research abstract. Students participate in a weekly seminar on undergraduate research covering research ethics, writing a research abstract, making a scientific poster. Students participate in a weekly Materials Science special interest group in which they read scientific journals or tour other labs. Explore question such as how can materials research lead to new electronics that are super miniaturized, low energy consumption and reliable? How can new kinds of sensors be used to improve safety, efficiency, and effectiveness?

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 16, 2019
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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Program Description: CISTAR’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) held at Purdue University, is an 11-week summer research internship program for undergraduates majoring in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials engineering, ceramic engineering or science, environmental science, or economic analysis.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 15, 2019
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University of Wisconsin – Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering, through support from the National Science Foundation, host an annual Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on The Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy.  Selected participants will spend 10 weeks conducting research on a renewable energy project in chemistry, chemical engineering, or biological engineering.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citzenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
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NASA Johnson Space Center Opportunities

NASA is looking for well-rounded students who are self-motivated, passionate, and want to join the ranks as they lead human space exploration. These position provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful developmental work experience. Several announcements open on Monday, February 11, 2019, for positions with Johnson Space Center in either Houston, Texas or Las Cruces, New Mexico.

One important note: each job announcement will be considered closed at 11 p.m. CST on either the date that a specific number applications are received (“Cap”) or on the announcement’s closing date, whichever occurs first. The sooner you submit an application, the better chance you have of being considered for the position. Do not wait until the deadline to submit your application or you may miss out.

As you apply, please read the postings in their entirety to understand the unique requirements for each announcement.

NASA JSC Pathways Intern – Student Trainee (Mechanical Engineering)
USA Jobs Announcement JS19I0004, Cap of 300 Applications,
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering
Closes on/before February 13, 2019
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NASA JSC Pathways Intern – Student Trainee (Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering)
USA Jobs Announcement JS19I0005, Cap of 300 Applications,
Major(s): Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering
Closes on/before February 13, 2019
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NASA JSC Pathways Intern – Student Trainee (Computer, Electrical, or Software Engineering)
USA Jobs Announcement JS19I0001, Cap of 200 Applications
Closes on/before February 13, 2019
Major(s): Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science
Closes on/before February 13, 2019
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NASA JSC Pathways Intern – Student Trainee (Business)
USA Jobs Announcement JS19I0003, Cap of 100 Applications
Major(s): Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Law, Contracts, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, Supply Chain Management or Organization, Management, Communication, Journalism, Human Resources, International
Business, Math, and Public Administration
Closes on/before February 13, 2019
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For more information on NASA JSC’s Pathways program, please visit JSC Pathways Website: https://pathways.jsc.nasa.gov/

Interested in UAVs? Check out this REU at Cal Poly Pomona!

Cal Poly Pomona Research Experience for Undergraduates in UAV Technologies

Program Description: This REU program is designed to increase students’ interest in UAV technologies by means of first-hand experience on UAV research with direct mentorship by faculty advisors from various departments within the CPP Colleges of Engineering and Science. This REU Site offers undergraduates opportunities to conduct research during a 10-week summer program, on state-of-the-art technologies and advanced research projects in UAV flight dynamic and control, computer vision, artificial intelligence, embedded systems, and robotics.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0 & Above
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 10, 2019
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