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Paid and Unpaid Undergraduate Research Opportunities. At University of Maryland, the surrounding areas and around the country By Dr. Michele Dudash Department of Biology mdudash@umd.edu Web site: http:// www.life.umd.edu/biology/dudashlab/dudashlabpage.html 29 January 2010.

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paid and unpaid undergraduate research opportunities
Paid andUnpaid Undergraduate Research Opportunities

At University of Maryland, the surrounding areas and around the country

By

Dr. Michele Dudash

Department of Biology

mdudash@umd.edu

Web site: http://www.life.umd.edu/biology/dudashlab/dudashlabpage.html

29 January 2010

umd undergraduate research opportunities
UMD Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • UMD:
  • http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu/

Paid and Unpaid opportunities

undergraduate research opportunities
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  • UMD Howard Hughes Medical Institute, HHMI:

http://www.clfs.umd.edu/hhmi/

  • National Institute of Health undergraduate paid internships:

http://www.training.nih.gov/student/

mcnair scholars program
McNair Scholars Program
  • UMD McNair Scholars Program:
  • http://www.aap.umd.edu/mcnairprogram.html
national science foundation research experience for undergraduate students nsf reu programs
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (NSF REU programs)
  • http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
  • This a nationwide program with opportunities in many disciplines and locations throughout the USA.
  • With your mentor, you design a research project by preparing both a written and oral research proposal, conduct experiments and gather data, presenting a poster and/or giving a presentation on your research at the completion of the program.
  • Also, they take care of your travel and expenses while in the program and provide a stipend of ~$4,000-$5,000 depending on the program.
generic how to apply
“Generic”: How to Apply
  • Good GPA 3.5 (or better but if you are over a 3.0, you never know, until you try)
  • Resume - including academic and research experience
  • Statement of interest
  • Unofficial transcript
student conservation association
Student Conservation Association
  • Paid Internships
  • http://www.thesca.org/
  • They have internships in wide-ranging fields and locations.
ecolog
Ecolog
  • Ecologhttps://listserv.umd.edu/archives/ecolog-l.html
  • Listserv of the Ecological Society of America
  • Volunteer and paid internship positions are posted here
evoldir
Evoldir
  • Evoldir
  • http://evol.mcmaster.ca/evoldir.html
  • Another posting site for evolutionary and ecological research opportunities (volunteer and paid internships).
back to campus and our surrounding metropolitan areas
Back to campus and our surrounding metropolitan areas
  • UMD BEES concentration area list of faculty and their research programs:

http://bees.umd.edu/

  • College of Chemical and Life Sciences faculty information: http://chemlife.umd.edu/facultyresearch/facultydirectory
si edgewater research center
SI Edgewater Research Center

http://www.serc.si.edu/

si national zoological park
SI National Zoological Park

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/UndergradInternships/Research/default.cfm

si conservation research center
SI Conservation Research Center

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/conservationandscience/default.cfm

si laboratory of analytical biology molecular systematics
SI Laboratory of Analytical Biology (Molecular Systematics)

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/conservationandscience/default.cfm/

national cancer institute nci lab of genomic diversity
National Cancer Institute: NCI Lab of Genomic Diversity

http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/cancertraining/atnci/programs

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The Biotechnology Institution of the University System of Maryland

Computational and Analytical Molecular Evolution Lab

  • Evolutionary history of introns
  • Mutation bias as an orienting factor in evolution
  • Innovation at the molecular level
  • Bioinformatics tools

http://www.umbi.umd.edu/home.php