RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Office of Undergraduate Research works with departments across campus to provide information about student research opportunities. Below is a brief list of programs to consider as you expand your research experiences.

Students who participated in Tuskegee University's Integrative Biosciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IBS-REU) present their research at the end of the program

Integrative Biosciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IBS-REU) 

The Tuskegee University Integrative Biosciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IBS-REU) site provides a research program for undergraduates.  The IBS-REU site offers undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors in the STEM majors, but particularly in Biology, Chemistry, Animal Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Agricultural Economics, and other bioscience majors) a novel approach to conduct research by integrating multiple areas in the biosciences. Please CLICK HERE for application. 

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)  

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education. The goal of the program is to increase the number of domestic undergraduate students who pursue graduate study and careers in teaching and research at colleges and universities. SROP is offered collaboratively among several midwestern universities with the goal of preparing undergraduates underrepresented in their field for advanced studies in a PhD-granting program. Participants typically are outstanding undergrads who want to conduct intensive research across a variety of disciplines. Students must complete at least two years at their home undergraduate institution before taking part. Participating institutions include Michigan State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Applications are available on the Michigan State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign websites.

Engineering Biological Machines REU

EBICS announces its "Engineering Biological Machines" REU program for the summer of 2012. 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.  Applications are available on the EBICS websites.

 

Warm-water Aquatic Ecology REU

This REU Site is a novel, collaborative effort involving Auburn University faculty mentors specializing in diverse but complementary disciplines, including community ecology, fisheries management, aquaculture, evolution, limnology, molecular biology,  microbiology, invasive species, fish behavior, outreach, physiology, parasitology, and conservation.  Together these disciplines provide the education basis for undergraduate students to learn about techniques and tools to study aquatic communities, specifically warm-water systems such as reservoirs, farm ponds, streams, and brackish estuaries.  The primary objectives of this project include exposing participants to different scientific hypotheses, research techniques, and ecological habitats and conditions in an engaging, interdisciplinary atmosphere that fosters a strong interest in aquatic sciences by the next generation of water experts.  Applications are available on the Warm-water Aquatic Ecology REU websites.   

     

Summer Training and Research (STAR)

The University of Maryland School of Public Health Summer Training and Research (STAR) program is designed to provide traditionally under-represented undergraduate students with two consecutive summers of a 10-week research training and career development program to enhance their potential to apply for and complete graduate degrees in biomedical and behavioral science relevant to preventing and treating cardiovascular disease. Applications are available on the University of Maryland websites.

Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology (TECBio) 

The University of Pittsburg, School of Medicine offers a Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology: Simulation and Visualization of Biological Systems at Multiple Scales (TECBio).  It is a 10-week summer REU program that provides a challenging graduate-level research experience in computational biology. Applications are available on the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine website.