I am the co-director of the NSF-REU program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. I am reaching out to those of you that I have known over the course of my time at the University of the Incarnate Word (Biology) and those of you that I believe would have students that would benefit from an NSF-REU experience.
We are seeking to support students at the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior level of study who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees in STEM. NSF especially wishes to support students of underrepresented groups and students who have low research opportunities.
Our program is unique as students are immersed in an intense research environment at an active research institution with a long history of cutting-edge research. Students have an opportunity to conduct mentored research in the following areas:
•Molecular & Cell Biology
The student participants also have access to networking opportunities with the many world-renown scientists in residence over the course of the summer.
Please see the attached flyer. If any of your students are interested in applying and have questions, please do not hesitate to have them contact me directly. The early application deadline is February 15th and the later deadline is March 10th. The application link can be found here:
Dr. Veronica G. Martinez Acosta
Chair, Neuroscience Section, Texas Academy of Science
Treasurer-Elect, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
Biology Dept., School of Math Science and Engineering
University of the Incarnate Word
Biology Dept., CPO 311
San Antonio, TX 78209
Calling all incoming FRESHMEN enrolled in one or more LLCs! The School of Natural Sciences will be offering Freshmen Accelerated Research Workshops (FARM), a 3 day series workshop comprised of class and laboratory sessions that are intended to give you a head-start in your respective science disciplines. Interested? Click the link for more information!
Friday, March 10 is the deadline for applying for creative research awards from the Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund.
The Dr. Allan W. Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund offers awards up to $3,000 for creative research by students in the schools of Natural Sciences, Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Management and Business, and Humanities. The fund also offers research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from other institutions that are based at the university’s Wild Basin Creative Research Center and the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system.
The deadline for applications is Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 5pm. Applicants should review the fellowship guide and fill out the application form and submit it via email (or mail) to the Director of Wild Basin (Dr. Barbara Dugelby. Interested students should contact the Wild Basin Director or Wild Basin Research Director (Dr. Amy Belaire) if they have questions. Descriptions of past projects supported by the Endowment can be found on the Wild Basin website. We are happy to discuss project ideas and help students through the application preparation process. We look forward to receiving a diversity of project applications from many academic areas!
This opportunity is made possible by the commitment and generosity of Dr. Allan W. Hook and Rosemary Guzman Hook, who established the endowment to honor Hook’s life work and dedication to providing students with opportunities both in and outside of the classroom. His philosophy is that “one can learn more from the natural world than from the human-made world.” The fund will promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for the Wild Basin Preserve and the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system.