Scholarships to attend Grace Hopper!

The Anita Borg foundation’s annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing will take place October 1st to 4th in Orlando, Florida. Last year’s conference brought over 18,000 attendees celebrating the achievements of women in CS. With such a high demand its no surprise that this year’s conference is already sold out. But don’t worry here are a few scholarships that you can still apply for:

Twitter Grace Hopper Scholarship
Due JULY 21st!!!

Levels: Full Time Undergrads graduating in 2020 or 2021.
Interested in computer science, computer engineering, hardware, machine learning, network security, product management or data science.

Citizenship Requirements: Students must be studying in the United States including Puerto Rico, Canada, or Mexico.

Be sure that you are able to attend the entire conference before applying.
Deadline to Apply July 21st
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NetApp Grace Hopper Scholarship

Net App is offering scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Conference. Students must be able to attend the entire conference and be willing to share a room with another scholarship awardee.  Selected students will be invited to attend the NetApp candidate dinner and internal employee event at Hopper.

Levels: Full-time undergrads and graduate students.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply July 30th
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Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W)Conference Scholarships

Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students studying computer science to attend CS related research conferences  Students to do not have to be presenting to be eligible in order to apply. 
Deadlines correspond to the dates of conferences so if you’re applying to Hopper the deadline is August 15th.
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Maximizing Your Summer Research Experience

By now many of you have started your summer research experiences.  Whether you’re in a formal ten-week REU program on a different campus or you’re doing research on your home campus here are 10 tips on how to get the most out of your experience

1) Understand the culture in your lab. 
Your lab might be super laid back or more formal than you might be use to. In either case, always be professional and always on be time.  Don’t be that person who saunters in just when everyone else is leaving to go to lunch.

2) Understand that the first week or two might be boring. 
Are you spending the majority of your time downloading journal articles? Many times students get antsy because they feel like they’re not making meaningful contributions to the research project.  If you’re knee deep in reading journals and are starting to get bored don’t worry this is completely normal.  Believe me, in no time you’ll be fully immersed in data and will be too busy to be bored.

3) Go to Everything.

If your lab invites you to paintball on Saturday then go to paintball on Saturday! If your graduate mentor and one of the Post Docs ask you if you want to join them for Boba then go with them to get Boba.  An REU program is a networking opportunity like no other.  Be an active participant in the lab even if you’re not physically in the lab.  You’ll find that those social activities will be infused with conversations about the research

4) Communication is key so make it a habit to confirm things via email.
This is important for two reasons first, you may have completely misunderstood what you’ve been asked to do and second, there are times when you need to have something in written form particularly if you need something from folks outside the lab.  Here’s an example, I once had a student request card key access to a specific lab.  Her faculty mentor told her to request access because she wasn’t a student at the university. Her faculty mentor went out of the country so when she requested lab access from the school they asked her for something explaining why she needed access.  Without a “paper trail” aka an email from her faculty mentor she was forced to wait until her faculty member came back.  She lost valuable time and sometimes had to camp out in front of the lab waiting for someone to let her in! 

5) Make it a point to connect with at least two other faculty members. If you’re in an REU program and you don’t make it a point to meet with other faculty then it’s a missed opportunity.  Think of it like visiting San Francisco and not seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. You can attend lectures or schedule an office visit to talk to faculty about their research. If you’re applying to that specific graduate program in the future then you need to make it a point to let researchers know that you are looking for graduate programs.  Don’t assume that people will seek you out. They won’t. 

6) Ask your graduate mentors about the major conferences in your research area.
Learning about these niche conferences will be important. Having publications at these conferences will give you something to strive for particularly if you’re applying to competitive Masters or PhD programs.

7) Do not wait until the last minute to work on your poster.
Most REU’s require a poster presentation at the end. Give yourself a deadline that’s before the “official deadline” so that you are not frantically working on your poster. There’s nothing worse than seeing a poster that was clearly a rush job and doesn’t reflect the work that you’ve done over the summer. And if you don’t know what they mean by “poster” don’t worry here is a great resource that explains the purpose of the poster and some general tips on creating a scientific poster. http://www.csun.edu/plunk/documents/poster_presentation.pdf

8) Regularly ask for feedback. Make it a point to schedule times toask your graduate and faculty mentors for honest feedback. What are you doing well?  What are areas for improvement? Don’t assume that every “mentor” has been primed for the “mentor” role. 

9 If you’re applying to MS and PhD programs let your graduate and faculty mentors know. You’re going to want to get strong letters of recommendation so it’s important for your faculty and graduate mentors to be aware of what you’re hoping to achieve this summer and beyond. Even if your faculty member is not accepting new PhD or MS students (or doesn’t seem that they will accept you) you can still ask so they will prepared to provide you a letter.
Not so fun fact: Not having a letter from an REU that you’ve listed on your CV is a huge red flag in graduate admissions. 

10) Last but definitely not least, if you found your REU on REU finder, let us know so we can encourage others to apply for next years program.

Best of luck and enjoy your summer!

Texas Advanced Computing Center CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE (CI) RESEARCH 4 SOCIAL CHANGE

Texas Advanced Computing Center

The Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Research for Social Change Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at TACC is actively engaging 10 undergraduate students each summer for nine-weeks in solving real-world problems of national relevance, teaching them to not only be critical thinkers, but to be creative and reflective as well.

Students gain skills in advanced programming and problem solving and use the CI to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering, science, and computational medicine. Research projects emphasize advanced computing as a tool to power discoveries that will impact social change for future generations.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US CItizens & Permanent Residents 
Deadline to Apply April 8th 

Apply

The Art of The Thank You Note

By now you’ve probably heard back from some of your REU’s. Once you formally accept your REU offer you are likely to start looking at flights or maybe get to work on the journal articles that you’ve been assigned.  But before you do those things be sure to let your recommenders know that you’ve been accepted to the summer research program.

Although you might think getting an REU is the finish line it’s not the finish line at all.  In fact, its just one of the hurdles that you’ll encounter that will get you to the finish line.  Since you’ll probably be applying for REU’s for next year (or maybe even graduate school) you’ll want to be sure to keep your support system in the loop. Be sure to let your recommenders know that their letter made a difference. So how do you do this?

I remember several years ago a colleague saw a photo of a student with her research poster on the website of a well-known undergraduate research conference.  Not only did the student not thank him for writing the letter but he had no clue that she had even gotten into the program.  Although it might seem minor taking the time to give gratitude to those who have helped you out along the way can pay huge dividends. 

A GOOD Way

Send individual emails to all of your recommenders.  In your email specifically thank them for taking the time to provide letters of recommendation and let them know where you’ll be going this summer and what you’ll be doing.

A Better Way

Write handwritten thank you cards and mail them individually to all of your recommenders.  Although it might seem old-fashioned receiving a hand written card is a nice touch. 

Here’s an example:

Dear (Name of Recommender),

I’d like to thank you for taking the time to write me a letter of recommendation for my REU program.  I’m excited to let you know that I have been accepted to the (name of REU program) this summer. I will be at (name of school/site) working on (research area) under (name of PI).  I appreciate your support and guidance.


Sincerely,

Your First and Last Name

Attention Entrepreneurs Here’s an REU just for you!

University of Connecticut Entrepreneurship REU

Have you ever considered starting your own business, seeking a patent for one of your ideas, or are interested in cutting edge research and translating those ideas to the marketplace? If so, UConn’s Entrepreneurial REU is for you!

The aim of this E-REU is to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in entrepreneurial skills. As part of this REU, you will take part in cutting edge research on commercializable ideas with UConn faculty, as well as participate in an entrepreneurship program developed by Co-PI and UConn’s Entrepreneur-inResidence, Dr. Hadi Bozorgmanesh.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
Apply


Summer Programs focused on Energy

Whether you are majoring in Materials Science, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics opportunities in Energy related research are plentiful.  In fact, energy is a primary focus of the National Academy of Engineering ‘s 14 priority grand challenges for the 21st century. Check out these summer opportunities related to energy research.

Northeastern University
REU-POWER “Pathways Opening World Energy Resources

This Summer REU-POWER site will provide rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with a 10-week summer-based experience working with professors from across the College of Engineering, engaged in research on topics pertaining to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Energy Challenge, which represents one of the 14 priority Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. Topics of research will cover broad ranges of research, including making Solar Energy more Economical to creating Energy from Fusion, and there will be a particular focus on transcending the barriers and overcoming the challenges to providing ample clean energy to citizens throughout the world.

Levels: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2019
Apply

Arizona State University

The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, students will:

  • Have access to state-of-the-art facilities and gain experience directly relevant to industry, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate the commercial impact and relevance of their
    ideas by guiding them through the steps required to bring new ideas to commercialization;
  • Bridge the gap between the typical “research” devices and commercial solar cells, allowing fabrication and analysis of technologies on commercial-size devices and commercial equipment;
  • Work in a facility that allows new equipment or processes to be analyzed and assessed jointly with industry. Students will play a key role in this process.
  • Partner with a local student participating in the Fulton Schools’ Solar Energy Research program.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2019
Apply

University of Wisconsin – Madison

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
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2019
Apply

University of Houston

The Cullen College of Engineering (CCoE) at the University of Houston will host a Summer 2019 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program themed on “Materials for Sustainability in Energy and Manufacturing.” The program is designed to inspire bright and motivated undergraduates to pursue graduate education and careers in science and engineering research. Participants will work closely with leading materials scientists and engineers at CCoE and contribute to ongoing cutting-edge research in materials for sustainability in energy and manufacturing.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Rolling Deadlines Apply Early
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens and Permanent Residents 
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Rolling Deadlines Apply Early
Apply

SMART MATERIALS RESEARCH AT TULANE

The Summer MAterials Research @ Tulane (SMART) Research Experience for Undergraduates site is a multidisciplinary program across Tulane’s School of Science and Engineering, located in the heart of the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. Participating faculty are members of the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics and Engineering Physics. The scope of the summer research projects offered span a range of challenges in materials science and engineering focused on materials for Health, Energy, and Environmental applications.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 25, 2019
Apply

University of Washington
Clean Energy Research 

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
Apply

Binghamton University

Join an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers in new state of the art facilities at Binghamton University for a hands on summer research and professional development experience. This NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Renewable Energy Generation and Storage will address important scientific, technological, and training needs in the energy sector with research opportunities ranging from battery and supercapacitor materials to photovoltaics and energy efficient systems.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2019
Apply

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
Apply

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
Apply



Programs with January Deadlines

CORNELL UNIVERSITY (January 25th)

Cornell University: Center for Bright Beams Summer REU Program for Underrepresented Minorities

Description of the program: Students in the CBB Summer Program for Underrepresented Minorities can do Center for Bright Beams research through any of four REU programs and are guaranteed a Center for Bright Beams research project. The Center for Bright Beams is at the forefront of producing, accelerating and transporting the brightest beams of electrons for applications from giant particle colliders to electron microscopes. Center for Bright Beams advances promise new opportunities, such as imaging of biological molecules in action through ultrafast electron microscopy.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. Citizenship required
Application Deadline: January 25, 2019
Apply

URBAN WATER INNOVATION NETWORK (UWIN) MULTIPLE SITES INCLUDING ARIZONA STATE, TEXAS A&M , NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND (January 25th)

The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) offers its fourth Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for the summer of 2019. Participants will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas. Students with different research interests – social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – will be placed with a team of mentors at institutions in urban areas across the nation. The program will start and end at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, ​CO​. ​

Levels: Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline​ to Apply: January 25, 2019
Apply​

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY  (January 27th)

Program Description: The North Carolina State FREEDM Systems CenterSummer REU program offers a research opportunity to undergraduate students who are majoring in electrical and computer engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, computer science and related fields. The undergraduate student will spend 10 weeks during the summer conducting research at NC State, learning different aspects of university research, and presenting their work at symposia.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: January 27, 2019
Apply

UC SAN DIEGO SUMMER TRAINING ACADEMY FOR RESEARCH SUCCESS (STARS) (January 30th)

The University of California at San Diego Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) program is an eight week summer research academy for community college students, undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and masters students. STARS offers student participants a rigorous research opportunity with esteemed UC San Diego faculty, informative transfer and graduate school preparation workshops, and educational, cultural, and social activities in sunny San Diego.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: AB 540 or DACA students are eligible or US Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Deadline: January 30, 2019
Apply

DUKE UNIVERSITY  (January 31st)

Program Description: Research Experience for Undergraduates – or REU – brings students from around the world into the research laboratories of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering each summer. These students work with a faculty member and their research group to tackle an innovative research project. Students admitted to the program receive a competitive monthly research stipend as well as arranged on-campus housing and a travel allowance.
Levels: Sophomores and Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: Domestic and international students
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Apply

University of California at Berkeley  (January 31st)

Program Description: The goal of the SUPERB Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) program in EECS is to prepare and motivate a group of diverse, competitive candidates for graduate study. Our research focus is collecting and using Big Data for the public good.

Levels: Sophomores & above
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: January 31, 2018
Apply

Stanford University (January 31st)

Stanford’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery hosts the Science, Technology, and Reconstructive Surgery (STaRS) internship each summer free-of-cost to 15 – 30 selected undergraduate and high school students.  The interns spend 7-weeks mastering basic lab techniques, participating in research projects, and presenting their work all under the mentorship of experienced researchers. 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: All students are invited to apply regardless of Citizenship Status
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2019
Apply 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETICS OF CELL SIGNALING (January 31st)

This is a ten week summer program for ten students, focusing on diversity and funded as an NSF REU site. Each student does an intensive research project in one of the two dozen labs associated with the program. The research topics of these labs span molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, development, and structural biology. Students give poster and oral presentations at the end. The MBG REU Program has weekly meetings with discussions by faculty to give overviews of their research, with descriptions of the grad school application process, and with faculty critiques of students’ drafts of their posters and slides . Also included are several social activities with peer mentors who are current PhD students here.

Levels: Rising Sophomores and Juniors. 
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: January 31, 201
Apply

CAL POLY POMONA  (January 31st)

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
Apply

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