2015 NSF-REU in Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices at University of Kentucky

The program is an undergraduate summer REU program focusing on cell/protein interactions with materials and incorporation of these systems into devices. It involves faculty and graduate student mentors from University of Kentucky‘s various academic programs including Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Chemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

REU students will have the opportunity to learn about three cross-disciplinary research themes that form the foundation of the research in this area. They include 1) “Novel Bioactive Architectures”, 2) “Cell/Protein Interactions at Interfaces”, and 3) “Integration into Devices”.

View 2014 sample schedule.

Program Dates: Tuesday, May 26 – Friday July 31, 2015

Application Deadline: February 13th, 2015

Notification: Offers will start to go out on March 9th and will continue to do so until all positions are filled, usually about April 1st.

Stipend: $5,000, housing on campus, & up to $300 in relocation expenses.


Contact Information
Marlene Spurlock

For more information see: http://nsfreu.engr.uky.edu/

Internship Opportunities at APL

Check out APL’s SPUR program for undergraduates that was initiated this past spring and which is continuing this summer.

The attached brochure describes internship and professional development opportunities at APL for full time undergraduate and graduate students at Hopkins.

This year APL is particularly emphasizing opportunities in this program for MS students.

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DOE Summer 2015 STEM Students – Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program now accepting applications! – Deadline January 2, 2015

U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.  Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance.  For more information, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/.


  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) or had a Ph.D. conferred on or after January 2, 2014 in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree

 Application closes Friday, January 2, 2015 – click http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/ to get started NOW!

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PhD Program in Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology at Rice University

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This program trains students to combine principles from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in order to make transformative discoveries and advances in biological engineering. SSPB students are highly interdisciplinary, with strong foundations in the quantitative and life sciences. SSPB faculty members come from seven different departments across the Schools of Engineering and Natural Sciences. The curriculum includes a newly developed Fundamentals of Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology course that is designed to provide students from diverse backgrounds exposure to a breadth of biological and quantitative topics, at least two advanced courses in computer science, physics, applied mathematics or statistics, and two courses focusing on a biological subject within the area of a student’s dissertation research. Students joining the SSPB program are expected to have prior training in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or physics.

Students are also encouraged to visit our website, sspb.rice.edu, which has more information about the program and links for application, and to contact Professor Laura Segatori (segatori@rice.edu) or the SSPB program coordinator Dyani Banda (dbanda@rice.edu) should they have any questions.

Information Session: Genentech, Inc

Please join us for an information session Genentech, Inc. today, Thursday, November 13th, 2014 in Hackerman B17 at 7:00 p.m.

Genentech, Inc.’s mission is to be the leading biotechnology company, using human genetic information to discover, develop, manufacture and commercialize biotherapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs. We commit ourselves to high standards of integrity in contributing to the best interests of patients, the medical profession, our employees and our communities, and to seeking significant returns to our stockholders, based on the continual pursuit of scientific and operational excellence.


JUNIORS: the deadline for the Genentech Outstanding Student Award is TODAY NOV 11TH at MIDNIGHT. Make sure to send in your application!! The transcript that is part of the application does not have to be official.

If you are awarded this prestigious award, you get $5,000 AND an optional 3 month summer internship at Genentech’s South San Francisco location in California.