Assistant for Sierra Work 2015

Summer research assistant needed for work in the Sierras located near Independence Lake. This is the first year of a research project looking at the dispersal distance, foraging range, and genetic isolation of bumblebee populations and their relationship to floral resource availability. I am hiring an intern interested in plant taxonomy to conduct botanical surveys of the research meadows. The ideal hire should be interested primarily in plant ecology research, and self motivated to conduct an independent research project that I will facilitate. The position requires either living in a cabin, a rural town or camping, so preferred applicants will view this as an exciting opportunity to combine solid work experience with weekend adventuring opportunities! Must have reliable transportation!

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Add comment May 26th, 2015

McNair Scholars Program Seeks Faculty Nominations for Students

The McNair Scholars Program is seeking faculty nominations for talented undergraduates to join our Fall 2015 cohort. The program is looking for students with a strong interest in undergraduate research as well as motivation to attend graduate school. Nominations are accepted online at http://www.unr.edu/mcnair/nominate-a-student year round. Nominated students will be contacted by the program and encouraged to apply by the September 18th deadline.

The mission of the McNair Scholars Program is to provide research opportunities and other related academic experiences that promote the acquisition of a doctoral degree for first-generation, income-qualified, and underrepresented undergraduates. McNair Scholars is a federally funded TRiO program which admits students on a competitive basis each fall.

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Add comment April 28th, 2015

Call for nominations – Student Innovation Award

Student Innovation Award

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


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.


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

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Add comment February 24th, 2015

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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Add comment February 6th, 2015

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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Add comment January 20th, 2015

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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Add comment January 13th, 2015

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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Add comment January 5th, 2015

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