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LSMRCE Internship at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory

Fermilab, in partnership with LSMRCE, is seeking current sophomores and juniors for the 2020 Summer Internship in Science & Technology (SIST) program. LSMRCE student mentors are available to help students apply! Application deadline is Feb 3, 2020Learn More...


UPenn REU Novel Techniques and Applications in Catalysis and Molecular Dynamics

Summer Research Experience opportunity in the area of catalysis and molecular dynamics at an Ivy-League institution. You will learn innovative methods associated with high throughput experimentation (HTE), while learning the fundamentals of success in science via training, mentoring, and industrial partnerships. Projects are available in catalytic method development, catalyst development, synthetic applications, and molecular dynamics. Duration: 10-weeks (May 26 – July 31) Stipend: $5000 plus housing and travel expenses Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Deadline is Feb 5, 2020.  Read More...


IQ BIO Internship for Undergrads in Puerto Rico

IQ BIO REU is a summer research and student development program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that offers opportunities for undergraduate students from universities and colleges that lack a strong research component and those from groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields. Read More...


Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (TAMU AGLS) welcomes applications for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer 2020 Program. TAMU AGLS REU is a 10-week summer research experience for students majoring in agriculture or life sciences. Students will conduct research under the direction of TAMU faculty and work as members of a laboratory research team investigating real world problems in agricultural and life sciences. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2020Read More...


NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The mission of the SURF Program is to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. As SURF participant, you can expect to train under the mentorship of international known NIST scientists and engineers, acquire lifelong leadership and analytical skills, build professional networks, and learn about a career in public service. Deadline is February 3, 2020 at 11:59PM ET. Read More...


SMART Polymer Composite Materials and Structures (REU) at Louisiana State University 

SMART Polymer Composite Materials and Structures, a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The 10-week program will run from May 25, 2020 to July 31, 2020 pending award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Students from historically underrepresented groups and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Participants in this program will receive mentoring from faculty in LSU's chemistry, mechanical engineering and civil engineering departments. Application deadline is February 1, 2020.   Read More...


Security and Privacy for Mobile Sensing and the Internet of Things at Columbus State University 

The TSYS School of Computer Science at Columbus State University is pleased to host an NSF CISE REU Site in Security and Privacy for Mobile Sensing and the Internet of Things. In our program, undergraduate students will participate in a 9-week research experience at Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) in researching problems and issues related to security, privacy, authentication, data integrity, and malware for Mobile Sensing and the Internet of Things. The application process will close on March 04 /2020. U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency is required. Women, minorities and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply  Read More...


Boise State University REU Program in Data-driven Security

TThe Department of Computer Science at Boise State University is seeking applications for a nine-week interdisciplinary undergraduate research program, Data-driven Security, focusing on applying data science and artificial intelligence to mitigate cyberattacks and other security risks and threats. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2020   Read More...


Georgia Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

SURE is a 10 week research experience that provides a $6k stipend (which covers the stipend, meals, ground transportation costs, baggage fees OR mileage and on campus parking costs). Students also receive on campus housing, roundtrip airfare, graduate student mentoring, and social events. SURE is an excellent way to experience the Georgia Tech campus, a research lab environment, and graduate school. Many of our SURE alumni are currently attending Georgia Tech or our peer institutions for graduate degrees in STEM. Application Deadline is Feb 28, 2020.


Engineering Summer Research Experience at UW-Madison

The College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Madison invites applications for the 2020 SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) program. Students selected to participate will spend ten weeks conducting interdisciplinary research mentored by College of Engineering faculty. Participants are invited to explore other research available on campus through weekly meetings and faculty seminars, and participate in social activities with current graduate students. Deadline for receipt of materials by February 15, 2020. Read More...


National Weather Center REU Program is now accepting applications!

The NWC summer research program pairs undergraduate students with research mentors to conduct a project in the wide-ranging meteorology, climate, radar engineering, geography, environmental sustainability, and interdisciplinary topics being researched here. Our mentors come from all of the University of Oklahoma's Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, as well as related organizations in and around the University Research Campus. Students are paid a stipend, have free housing, a travel allowance to/from Norman, OK, and travel allowance to present their work at the national conference that best suits them. Deadline for receipt of materials by February 10, 2020. Read More...


U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research (HS-POWER) Program for undergraduate and graduate students. HS-POWER is open to students majoring in a broad spectrum of homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines as well as DHS mission-relevant research areas. Applications due 3/2/2020. Read More...


Getting YOU in to IUPUI Graduate School

A multi-day graduate and professional student development institute is available for prospective applicants from underrepresented and under-served backgrounds with a demonstrated interest and eligibility in pursuing a doctoral or MFA program offered by Indiana University or Purdue University at IUPUI. All you need to apply to GU2IUPUI is a brief statement of interest, resume, and one letter of recommendation. APPLICATION DEADLINE is February 1, 2020! Read More...

FEB 28-29, 2020  |  Kentucky State University   |   Frankfort, KY

KY-WV LSAMP 12th Annual Research Symposium 

Online registration for the KY-WV LSAMP 12th Annual Research Symposium is now open. The symposium will be February 28-29, 2020, at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, KY. You must be an LSAMP or invited scholar/staff to attend Friday sessions and/or present on Saturday, but everyone is invited to attend Saturday sessions. The registration and abstract deadlines are Friday, January 31, 2020. Read More...

April 3-5, 2020  |  Washington University  |  St. Louis, MO

2020 MoLSAMP Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 2020 MOLSAMP Undergraduate Research Symposium is being hosted by Washington University in St. Louis. Agenda coming soon. Registration deadline is February 14, 2020 Read More...

JULY 15-18, 2020  |  St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Call for Proposals! 2nd Annual Mindsets for STEM Conference 

The Florida-Caribbean Louis Stokes Regional Center of Excellence (FL-C LSRCE) is a collaborative research-practitioner partnership between Santa Fe College and the University of the Virgin Islands to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by developing, testing and disseminating mindset intervention practices that enhance growth mindsets when encountering academic challenges. The FL-C LSRCE is requesting session proposals for the 2nd  annual Mindsets for STEM Conference. The conference will host educators and researchers interested in broadening participation in STEM through psychosocial, equity and student success interventions.. Read More...


In case you missed the live recording, here are links to the latest webinars:
  • "Application Packages for Internships and Graduate School" - presented by Dr. Ana-Rita Mayol, UPenn Recorded Webinar
  • "Translating Research to Practice: Exploring Hispanic-serving Community Colleges STEM Pathways" - presented by Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher and the research team from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Recorded Webinar
  • "Social Media Campaigns for Dissemination and Recruitment for LSAMP and Other Diversity Programs" - presented by Dr. Alec Gates, Executive Director and PI, Garden State LSAMP.  Recorded Webinar
  • "Evaluation Best Practices for LSAMP Alliances" - presented by Drs. Frances Carter-Johnson and Sarah-Kay McDonald, National Science Foundation  Recorded Webinar
  • "Broadening Participation Focus: Preparing a Diverse Generation of Community College STEM Educators" - presented by Dr. Ben Flores, Texas System LSAMP Director and PAESMEM (2008).  Recorded Webinar
All recorded webinars can be found on the LSMCE website:

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