Call for nominations – Student Innovation Award

Student Innovation Award

Compete in an open-forum innovation competition by answering questions related to:

COMMUNICATION, NAVIGATION AND SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS

Five finalists will be awarded $500 and will
pitch their ideas to the Sierra Nevada Corporation for the
grand prize of $2500 and the opportunity and resources to develop the idea.

interkn.com/innovation-challenge

Deadline for entries is Mar 30, 2015, 5 p.m.

Presented in partnership by the:
University Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
Sierra Nevada Corporation
University of Nevada, Reno Foundation
Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship
InterKn

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Call for Undergraduate Research Highlights: Summer 2015 issue of the CUR Quarterly on the Web

Submissions for the “Undergraduate Research Highlights” feature of the Summer 2015 issue of the CUR Quarterly on the Web are being accepted until March 15, 2015.  Highlights consist of brief descriptions of recent (past six months) peer-reviewed research or scholarly publications in scholarly journals, book and book chapters, web-based publications, and juried performances. These publications must be in print and must include one or more undergraduate co-authors. To be considered for publication as an Undergraduate Research Highlight, the following information must be submitted to be considered for publication as an Undergraduate Research Highlight, a submission should include the information listed below and MUST CONFORM TO THE FORMAT OF THE EXAMPLE PROVIDED BELOW.  Submissions must be sent via the electronic submission form available at the following link:http://cur.networkats.com/members_online/submissions/substart.asp?action=welcome&cid=164.

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REU program, Grice Marine Lab

Grice Marine Lab, College of Charleston

NSF-REU Site: Resilience and Response of Marine Organisms to Environmental Change

The Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a 10-week internship that combines independent research with field trips, ethics training, career development and science communication skills.  Up to 10 interns will investigate a broad range of environmental topics–including impacts of environmental variation, climate change, natural disasters, pollution, and coastal development on the health of marine organisms, populations and communities—using a variety of laboratory and field techniques.  Interns will also engage in a science communication workshop series led weekly by Carolyn Sotka, an environmental writer and educator.

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NSURJ Call for submissions, junior editors, and referees

Notification Message to Faculty and Students:

Attention to faculty or undergraduate students registered in the NSHE system,

The Nevada State Undergraduate Research Journal (NSURJ) would like to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its second issue!  NSURJ is open to all undergraduates in all fields of research and hopes to promote civic engagement amongst students. This research journal is driven towards undergraduate researchers in the Nevada school system to showcase the brilliance of students, the integrity of­­ programs, and the quality of a Nevada education.

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Mechanisms of Evolution – Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at UNLV

Undergraduate projects funded by the REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution will focus on biological processes, such as mutation, genetic drift, migration, non-random mating and natural selection that drive heritable change. The inspiration for this proposal is the celebrated essay, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution by Theodosius Dobzhansky. Professor Dobzhanky provided the following unambiguous explanation of the process, the environment presents challenges to living species, to which the latter may respond by adaptive genetic change and the potential outcomes allowed a species to occupy a formerly empty ecological niche or to resist the environmental change if it is unfavorable. The Light of Evolution essay did not address specific evolutionary mechanisms, but Dobzhansky recognized their significance by stating, the mechanisms that bring evolution about certainly need study and clarification. The goals of this proposal are to provide undergraduates with hypothesis-based projects that investigate one or more mechanisms of evolution, promote careers in science, reinforce the connection between genetics and evolution and highlight the accomplishments of evolutionary scholars. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research results at a scientific colloquium. Students will receive a $5,000 salary, housing and a travel subsidy.

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Summer 2015 REU Raptor Research Site

We are excited to announce a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in the area of Raptor Research at Boise State University for Summer 2015. We ask that you share this information with your most promising students that may have interest in biology, ornithology, ecology, evolution, behavior, conservation biology, or wildlife management.

The goal of the REU-Raptor Research site is to engage undergraduates in biological research using birds of prey as model systems. Though partnerships among the Raptor Research Center at Boise State University, The Peregrine Fund, Inc., Intermountain Bird Observatory, College of Western Idaho, and the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, undergraduates will spend 10 weeks conducting field and/or laboratory research under the guidance of research mentors that include senior scientists, early career investigators, women, and international scientists from academia, government, and non-governmental organizations. Students also participate in a core program that includes workshops on the biology of birds of prey, endangered species restoration, and raptor informatics, as well as development opportunities focused on responsible conduct of research, applying to graduate school, and communicating science. The summer research experience culminates with a statewide interdisciplinary research conference that provides participants the opportunity to communicate their work to a diverse audience of scientists.

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Paid Summer Research Internships Available – UVA 2015

Dear Undergraduate Researcher,

Ten week summer research internships are available for qualified undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. The University of Virginia can offer a generous stipend to program participants ($4,683 in 2014).  In addition, round-trip travel and free housing is provided to those accepted.

We are supported by peer-reviewed NIH grants sponsoring research in the areas of Cardiovascular Disease and Biodefense. We also receive support from numerous extramural organizations like The Endocrine Society, The Leadership Alliance, and The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

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