Summer STAR Program at The Medical College of Georgia School of Graduate Studies

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Summer STAR Program at The Medical College of Georgia School of Graduate Studies

Campus Operator: (706) 721-0211


Applications accepted: Novermer 1, 2004- February 18, 2005


¬≥The academic year STAR program is designed to provide research experience for undergraduate students during the academic year while enrolled in Augusta State University or Paine College.  This program provides opportunities for highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to develop skills as young scientists and to explore further their interest in biomedical research.  Students arerequired to commit to working a minimum of 10-12 hours per week, in a biomedical research laboratory under the guidance of an MCG faculty mentor.  Students may receive academic credit from their home institution for their participation in the program.¬≤


2005 UC Riverside Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program

(951) 827-3680


Deadline: February 14, 2005


³Graduate Recruitment and Outreach is a vital component of the Graduate Division (and the campus as a whole) and strives to diversify and increase our graduate student population by facilitating the recruitment of quality prospective students into UCR¹s 43 graduate programsŠ.A combination of programs and activities are conducted to prepare students with the tools for success in graduate studies. Students: 1) are exposed to the research environment (under the supervision of faculty mentors); 2) participate in a variety of graduate school-related workshops (financing, applying, graduate student experience) and leadership development seminars; and 3) network with their peers, graduate students and faculty mentors in various venues.²


Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy

(615) 343-2573


³The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy offers biomedical research opportunities to undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, and promising high school students who want to pursue a career in the biomedical sciences. Although each participating program operates independently, the academy unites students and provides them with opportunities for academic and social interaction. Participation in any one of the Summer Science Academy program is a valuable learning experience that enhances a student's skills and makes them more competitive for acceptance to frontline graduate programs.²


The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy offers a variety of programs within different scientific fields for graduates and undergraduates. Please refer to the website for more information.


National Security Agency


¬≥The Research Associate Directorate conducts leading-edge research to support our signals intelligence and information assurance missions. Our work is exciting, intellectually challenging, and essential to the security and welfare of the United States of America. Since 1952, NSA has been the world expert on cryptology and electronic communications systems. Our early interest in cryptanalytic research and flexible storage capability led to the first large-scale and solid-state computers and the development of the tape cassette. Today, our work takes us to the worlds of knowledge discovery, advanced mathematics, quantum computing, nanotechnology, networking technologies and, of course, computer systems security¬ä.We seek our nation¬πs best technical talent to join us in solving some of our country¬πs urgent intelligence problems—problems that we¬πre encountering today, and problems we¬πre anticipating in the future. We especially need computer scientists, system engineers, and industrial designers¬ä.If you are a student majoring in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, or Biotechnology, and a United States citizen, you can receive tuition assistance while you work on our exciting challenging problems. In addition, we offer special exchange programs for visiting professors and industry experts.¬≤


The National Security Agency offers various summer and other programs to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Please refer to the website for more information.


University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

(734) 764-8119   


Deadline: February 28


³What is SROP? The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates the chance to work closely with faculty in an intensive summer research experience. SROP gives undergraduate students first-hand exposure to the graduate school experience and faculty life by placing them with faculty whose work is closely related to their academic interests and career goals. Students work under faculty mentorship either on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Research teams may also include graduate students, research scientists, and other SROP studentsŠ.Students work under the mentorship of experienced faculty members as part of a research team that may also include graduate students, research scientists, and other SROP students. By the end of the eight week program, participants have been exposed to a variety of research skills and contributed to projects and research that is a vital part of the academic experience.²


The Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

(301) 496-5332


Deadline: Please call for informationŠ


³The Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences offers a unique opportunity for academically talented high-school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students to receive first-rate training in neuroscience research. Students get hands-on experience working with leading scientists in the Institute¹s Division of Intramural Research, the "in-house" research component of the NINDS. The NINDS¹s purpose in awarding student internships is to provide students with a highly stimulating and rewarding summer research experience, with a view towards encouraging students to pursue advanced education and training in the biomedical sciences and future careers in scientific investigation, particularly basic and clinical research in the neurological sciences.²


Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summer Research Program

(617) 253-9462


³The MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) began in 1986 as an institutional effort to address the issue of underrepresentation of African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and Puerto Ricans in engineering and science in the United States. Today, this program seeks to identify talented sophomores and juniors from a broader array of backgrounds and from around the country who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT's campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers, who are MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. Students who participate in this program will be better prepared and motivated to pursue advanced degrees, thereby helping to sustain a rich talent pool in critical fields of scientific investigation.²


³The program runs for ten weeks, from early June through mid-August. Participants receive:


  • a weekly stipend

  • round trip travel expenses

  • university housing (students are responsible for their food expenses)

  • access to campus facilities (library, athletic, and health facilities)

  • a certificate of merit and attendance in the program¬≤


Please email or call for more information.


Stony Brook State University of New York Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU)

(631) 632-4378


³The Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University is hosting a ten-week program for qualified undergraduates majoring in chemistry. The program will provide ten promising undergraduate students with the opportunity to experience hands on research in major areas of molecular science.²


³REU participants will be assigned to a faculty mentor and become fully integrated into active research groups using state-of-the-art facilities. Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with their faculty mentor, attend weekly seminars, participate in workshops and present their research results at a student symposium at the close of the program.²


³Participants will be placed in one of the following areas:


  • Biological Chemistry

  • Chemical Physics

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Materials Chemistry

  • Nuclear Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Polymer Chemistry

  • Theoretical/Computation Chemistry¬≤


For more information, please email Karen Kernan at or call (631) 632-7114.



ECO (Environmental Careers Organization) Paid Internship



³Every year, ECO places more than 750 students in paid internships, at 98 organizations, in 35 states and 3 US territories. The majority of our internships begin in the summer, though internships are available throughout the year. Application deadlines are typically within 3 weeks of posting.²


ECO¬πs internship listing is constantly being updated, so check their website often or subscribe to their available email service for more information.



Summer Research Program at CCMR (Cornell Center for Materials Research)

607 255-4272


³The Cornell Center for Materials Research is offering a special summer research program with a stipend, room in one of Cornell's on-campus dorms and additional funds for travel (non-CU students only). During the ten-week period from June 6th to August 13th, students will work with Cornell faculty on interdisciplinary materials research projects involving chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering disciplines. Students will also participate in an organized program of lectures, mini-courses (e.g. electronics, microscopy), laboratory visits and a variety of recreational activities.


Other Program FYI:


¬∑               Open to Fall 2005 undergraduates who are US Citizens or permanent residents.

¬∑               Selection will be based on academic standing and faculty recommendations.

¬∑               Minority and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

¬∑               All chemistry, physics and engineering majors are welcome to apply.


Please refer to the program website above for more information.






³The goal of STARS, a federally funded program, is to increase the numbers of underrepresented students in doctoral science programs. STARS offers an exciting research internship for undergraduate students, recent graduates and masters students in the sciences (physical, life, behavioral, marine and ocean), engineering, and math. The academy provides an opportunity to participate in an ongoing UCSD research project and experience the rigors of doctoral programs. Domestic travel, on-campus housing and a $2500 stipend is provided. In the rigorous STARS eight week summer program students will:


¬∑               Gain research experience with a faculty mentor's research project

¬∑               Attend a GRE preparation course

¬∑               Attend graduate school preparation workshops

¬∑               Attend scientific lectures on current research in science, engineering, or math

¬∑               Present research at the UCSD Summer Research Conference

¬∑               Complete a 10-15 page scientific research paper


Federal funding requirements:


¬∑               Ethnicity: African-American, American Indian, Filipino/a, Latino/a, Mexican-American, Native Pacific Islander, Puerto Rican

¬∑               U.S. Citizens, Nationals or Permanent Residents

¬∑               Dedication to enroll in a Ph.D. program

¬∑               University sophomore, junior, senior, recent grad or Masters student at time of application

¬∑               GPA of 3.3+¬≤


Please refer to the program website (above) for more information.



Purdue University MARC/AIM Summer Research Program



³The MARC/AIM Summer Research Program has the goal of enhancing diversity in academic, government, and industry positions that require graduate degrees. It is our aim to encourage talented undergraduate students from social and economic backgrounds that are underrepresented in research careers to pursue graduate education, and to enhance their preparation for graduate study. This program involves intensive research experiences with faculty mentors. All qualified students, including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American, are encouraged to apply. Participants will be selected on the basis of their interest in pursuing a doctoral degree, relevant college coursework and grades, letters of recommendation, a resume, and their ability to contribute to the goal of the program.²


³Undergraduate students are eligible for consideration if they: 1) are currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university; 2) will have completed their sophomore year (but not graduated) by June; and 3) are considering future graduate study. Preference will be given to students who have graduated from an accredited U.S. high school.²


Program Components include:


€ Round trip transportation

€ University housing for 8 weeks

€ Research Stipend

€ Research with a faculty mentor

€ Workshops on preparation for GRE

€ Big Ten Research Conference

€ Poster and Oral Research Presentations

€ Evening meetings

€ Access to Recreational Facilities, Libraries, Research Labs, and Health Center

€ Weekend fieldtrips

€ Recognition Banquet


³Questions regarding this program may be addressed to Dr. Coolbaugh or Ms. Toyinda Wilson, Program Coordinator, by email:, phone: 765-494-0842, or fax: 765-496-1188.² (Or refer to the website above for more information.)


UCI NSF-AGEP Summer Research Program for Undergraduate and Masters Students

(949) 824-9169


³UCI¹s Summer Research Program is a combination of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) program, and the California Pre-Doctoral Program (CPDP).²


³What is SURF? UCI's unique Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program offers undergraduate diversity students with outstanding academic potential an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The program provides students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree and enter academic careers with the tools needed to facilitate the application, admission, and enrollment process for graduate school. The program is open to all academic fields (e.g. arts, humanities, social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences, engineering, computer science, physical science, etc.).²

For more information, please visit


³What is UC LEADS? The University of California recognizes its responsibility to educate California's future leaders and continually seeks to attract to its graduate programs individuals having a broad range of socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, and geographical backgrounds. UC LEADS is designed to identify educationally or economically disadvantaged undergraduates pursuing courses of study in science, mathematics, or engineering who are likely to succeed in graduate school. This program provides students with educational experiences that prepare them to assume positions of leadership in industry, government, public service, and academia following the completion of a doctoral degree, preferably, at the University of California. UC LEADS Scholars participate in two summer research experiences. The initial experience takes place on the student's home campus. The second summer research experience occurs at another UC campus.²

For more information, please visit


³What is CPDP? The California Pre-Doctoral Program (CPDP) is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of CSU students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Each of the selected California pre-doctoral scholars works closely with a California State University faculty sponsor while at their university to develop an overall plan ultimately leading to enrollment in a doctoral program. Each of these plans is tailored to the specific goals and educational objectives of the student. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California institutions. CSU students are placed at various UC campuses for their summer research experiences.²

For more information, please visit


³What is NSF-AGEP Summer Research Program? UC Irvine's National Science Foundation-Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NSF-AGEP) Summer Research Program, is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program is designed to prepare African American, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander students for graduate education. The program offers juniors, seniors and master¹s level underrepresented minority students in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields an opportunity to work closely with UCI faculty mentors and graduate students on exciting research projects during an eight-week summer research program.²

Please visit the [new] website during late 2004 to obtain the online application for this programŠ