More Oak Ridge Opportunties

Become a part of the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Opportunities for qualified students, alumni, and faculty to participate in hands-on research in a real-world setting

  • Experience innovative research or technical projects at a cutting edge national laboratory and network with prestigious scientists, researchers, engineers, and laboratory staff
  • Collaborate with international experts in fields that interest you
  • Contribute to the U.S. technical prowess that will enhance living standards and set the nation at the top of a global community
  • Assist in finding solutions to pressing scientific and technical problems

 Highlights of the program

  • Open to Undergraduates, Recent-BS and AAS, MS, PhD and Faculty – Appointments are primarily for Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) majors but all majors can apply
  • Applications are accepted year-round
  • Appointments can start and end at any time during the year based on your availability and the requirements of the ORNL mentor/project
  • Full-time and part-time appointments
  • Minimum GPA  – 2.5/4.0
  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)
  • Stipend based on academic status
  • Limited travel and housing allowances (if eligible)
  • Professional development activities

 Visit or contact ORNL Science Education Programs at for more information!

DISCLAIMER:  As always, we post these opportunities as a courtesy for St. Edward’s University students.  Note that their appearance here does not constitute any endorsement of the program by St. Edward’s.

Oak Ridge Laboratories Summer 2017 Research Opportunities

Engineering and Science Research Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN

Appointments for Spring and Summer 2017! 

Apply NOW to the Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Spring or Summer 2017

Must apply at
by December 31, 2016 for Spring term

Must apply at
by February 28, 2017 for Summer term

  • Current AAS, BS, MS, and PhD students – Majors related to Engineering, Earth and Geosciences, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, International Relations, Political Science, Government, Policy, Risk Analysis, Science Writing, Public Affairs, and Computer Sciences
  • Stipend based on academic status – range from $529/week to $935/week for full-time; pro-rated for part-time
  • Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)
  • Professional development activities
  • Minimum GPA  – 3.0/4.0
  • Open to U.S. Citizens, Legal Permanent Residents (LPR) and Eligible International Citizenship

  • Visit or contact ORNL Education Programs at for more information!

DISCLAIMER:  As always, we post these opportunities as a courtesy for St. Edward’s University students.  Note that their appearance here does not constitute any endorsement of the program by St. Edward’s.

AAAS Minority Science Writing Internships for Summer 2017





More Summer Research Opportunities

It’s not too early to begin preparing your applications for paid summer research experiences and graduate programs!  

584 different paid summer research programs for undergraduates

355 different graduate programs in STEM

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Institute for Broadening Participation  

IBP’s mission is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching underserved communities and diverse underrepresented groups. makes it easy for faculty and administrators to access resources that can assist them in their efforts to reduce barriers to participation, create environments rich in the positive factors that support student success on the STEM pathway, and conduct outreach to underserved communities and underrepresented groups by implementing recruitment and retention strategies that broaden participation and increase diversity.


 Andrés Santana, M.Sc.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Organization for Tropical Studies
San Pedro, Costa Rica. 676-2050
(506) 2524-0607 ext. 1511
twitter: @ots_tropicaledu

REU at University of Utah

reu-2017Research Experience for Undergraduates

University of Utah MRSEC Next-Generation Materials for Plasmonics & Organic Spintronics – Salt Lake City, Utah

June 5 – August 4, 2017

$5000 stipend, travel allowance and campus housing

Potential majors: physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering (chemical, electrical, mechanical, metallurgical), applied math.

Apply online by February 12, 2017 at:

Open to U.S. citizens & permanent residents obtaining an undergraduate degree December 2017 or after.

Women & minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

Students from non-research institutions may be given priority.

Supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. DMR-1121252 CFDA NO. 47.049

Note:  The program described above is provided for your information only and its presence on our website does not imply any endorsement from St. Edward’s University.

Shared Studios “Channel” Arrives in JBWS

The Shared Studios Channel arrives in JBWS lobby.  Stop by and "Take On Your World" by talking with someone at a similar Channel in countries around the world.

The Shared Studios Channel arrives in JBWS lobby. Stop by and “Take On Your World” by talking with someone at a similar Channel in countries around the world.

The School of Natural Sciences will proudly host the Shared Studios Channel in the JBWS lobby for the next several months.  The Channel is the follow-on technology to the Portal (the gold shipping container that has been between Andre Hall and the Munday Library since late August) and will connect our lobby space with other such Channels around the world.  We’ve already been linked to Afghanistan, where several students and I met a dental student who was up very late at night to chat with us!

The Channel is a 90″ monitor with a webcam and microphone attached.  We anticipate the Channel to be active for most of the day, but we are uncertain at present to where we will be linked.  If a schedule becomes available, I will post that information here.

Stop by JBWS and “Take On Your World!”

Test of the SEU Alert System, Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Office of Campus Safety will conduct a full system test of the SEU Alert system on ThursdayNovember 17th. This test will include the activation of the SMS text and email communication methods via TopperText.  

This TEST is required by law and assists the University in evaluating the performance of our emergency notification system. The test lasts approximately 1 minute and all messages will clearly state, “This is a test of the SEU Alert emergency notification system. This is only a test.  No further actions are required.”  

Please make sure your contact information is correct to ensure you receive messages during a campus emergency. Log into myHilltop and click the TopperText (Campus Emergency Notifications) button under Quick Links and follow the prompts. Contact us at if you need further assistance.   


Info: Office of Campus Safety512-448-8444

Kozmetsky Center Guest Speaker Dr. Dianne Barton Dec. 5th, 2016

On Monday December 5, the Kozmetsky Center will feature a lecture offered by Dr. Dianne Barton who is currently responsible for managing water quality, environmental toxics, and regulatory processes at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC).

Her lecture entitled “Native American Perspectives on Science, Spirituality, Nature, and the Environment” is scheduled for 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM in Mabee Ballroom A.

Dr. Barton helps restore fish in the ancestral homeland of the CRITFC tribes and also serves as Chair of the National Tribal Toxics Council (NTTC) which advocates for tribal interests in toxic policy decisions. Previously, Dr. Barton was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She holds a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Arizona.

If you would like to read the Kozmetsky’s Information Sheet on Dr. Barton click the link below:


For more information about the event:

The Kozmetsky Center

2017 Summer Program in Cancer Research – MD Anderson Cancer Center

For over twenty-five years, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park has sponsored a Summer Program in Cancer Research (SPCR) for undergraduate students majoring in math or science.  The program is designed to allow students to work on an independent, hypothesis-driven, research project in a biomedical research environment.  For many interns, this experience is very helpful in making subsequent career choices.

Please review the announcement flyer for the 2017 program.   Minority students are encouraged to apply. Interested students can get more information and download the application on our website at (scroll down to ‘Our Educational Programs’). Please note that the deadline for receipt of the completed application packet is February 1, 2017.

The professional research staff includes junior and senior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and research scientists.  All members of the faculty are involved in education programs, which include training at the postgraduate, graduate, undergraduate and high school levels.  Thank you for your assistance in publicizing our program.  If you or an interested student have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact me or Chris Contreras, Program Coordinator.


David Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis
Director, Summer Program in Cancer Research
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Science Park/Research Division
1808 Park Road 1C
Smithville, TX 78957