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Science Career Digest: January 12th, 2012

SCIENCE CAREER DIGEST: JANUARY 12th, 2012

Internship Opportunities    

Space Studies Board (SSB)- Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships
The SSB is the principal advisory group providing independent scientific and programmatic advice to NASA and other government agencies on all aspects of civil space research and associated ground-based activities. The goal of the program is to provide promising undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space research policy in the Nation’s capital, under the aegis of the SSB.  Note: Berkner Summer Program 2012 is open for Undergraduate Students Only . The Berkner Autumn Program 2012 is for Undergraduates AND Graduate Students).
Deadline Summer Program: February 3, 2012
Deadline Autumn Program: June 1, 2012

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/ssb_052239

Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Public Interest Internship Program
CSPI focuses primarily on health and nutrition issues, disclosing deceptive marketing practices, dangerous food additives or contaminants, and flawed science propagated by profits. CSPI offers internships for a small number of qualified students in undergraduate, graduate, law, and medical schools each summer and during the school year. We also consider post graduates. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. Summer internshipsApplications considered in February/March.
Visit: http://www.cspinet.org/about/jobs/200801042.html for more program information.

Center for Biophotonics Science and Technology (CBST), Summer Internship Program
For a period of 8 to 12 weeks students get involved in on-going research projects in the following areas: Bioimaging, Molecular & Cellular Biophotonics and Medical Biophotonics. Work with scientists, postdocs and graduate students in a real laboratory environment. Interns will spend 40 h/wk under the direction of a CBST researcher. Students are awarded $500/wk for the duration of their summer internship. Deadline: March 10, 2012
Please go to http://cbst.ucdavis.edu/education/undergraduate/research for more program information.

Research Opportunities

Baylor College of Medicine, Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)
Unique program designed just for talented, motivated undergraduates whose idea of fun is to spend a summer learning about and participating in headline grabbing biomedical research. Your position is a real job, with a compensation package of approximately $4,000 for the nine weeks. Depending on funding source, your compensation will be all salary or a combination of salary and allocation for housing or travel. In addition to everything you learn about science through research, daily seminars, discussion groups and extra activities, the experience of getting to know the other participants and people at Baylor College of Medicine is extraordinary. Deadline: January 20, 2012 http://www.bcm.edu/smart/index.cfm?PMID=2987

Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Intern program
In addition to observing with the SARA 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona, the summer activities will include social events and excursions, workshops on observational techniques, data reduction, current events in astronomy, proposal writing, job opportunities in astronomy, and scientific ethics. Participants will present their research, the proceedings of which will be published in the Journal of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (JSARA, see www.jsara.org).
Students who have completed at least their freshman year in college and who will be registered as an undergraduate in the Fall term following the program are invited to apply (note: graduating seniors and more advanced students are not eligible).
Each participant will receive a stipend of $4500 for the summer.
All application materials should be received by February 3, 2012. For more information, click: http://astro.fit.edu/sara-reu/instructions.html.

REUfest- Research Experience for Undergraduates in Marine Science
Summer research program for undergraduates at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Student projects take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, including shallow bays, hypersaline lagoons, seagrass beds, estuaries, mangroves, and marshes. Conduct independent research projects on the causes, effects and consequences of coastal environmental change. Deadline: February 13, 2012 Visit: http://reu.utmsi.utexas.edu/about/

“Engineering Biological Machines” Summer 2012 REU
10-week Summer Research Program
The REU is a summer research program that will fund 15 undergraduate students assigned to EBICS labs at each primary institution: Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
-$4500 stipend per student.
-Grad school prep, faculty mentoring, professional development and social engagement with other students on campus.
-Scientific papers, oral and/or poster presentations at the end of the summer.
Deadline: February 15, 2012
http://www.ebics.net/engineering-biological-machines-summer-2012-reu

Scholarships

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
Competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers: Scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. Deadline: February 1, 2012. For more information, visit: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp.

Dartmouth Programs

Three Tuesdays Towards Academic Success In Science Classes
Wondering how to study more successfully for your Science Classes? Looking for tools to more effectively learn the material?  This will help you to:

  • Develop tools for the most effective ways to LEARN and to STUDY your science material!
  • Manage your time and daily structure
  • Match your goals and your efforts realistically
  • Learn practical skills, connect with your pre-health community, and engage in thoughtful conversations

WHEN: Tuesday Jan. 10th @ 6pm (Rocky 3), Jan. 17th @ 6pm (Rocky 2), Jan. 31st @ 6pm (Rocky 2).
**THOUGH an RSVP (to Sarah Berger) for the three sessions is not essential, it will help us know if we have enough space.  Attending all three will give you the best tools! All are welcome.**

WISP Summer Leave-Term internship Info Session
Date: Thursday, January 26, 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Location: Haldeman 041
To RSVP:  blitz WISP (wisp@dartmouth.edu)
College staff and student panelists will offer resources and provide tips and advice on finding the right internship for you!
Dessert will be served

 

 

 

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