University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
At the UCAR in Boulder, Colorado, employees go home at night feeling the satisfaction that comes from knowing that the work they do supports an important scientific mission. UCAR has many job and internship opportunities available. If you are interested in learning more, visit their website.
Urban Water Innovation Network Undergraduate Research Program
Ten students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas. Students will work with mentors in one of five study regions in the Network: Mid-Atlantic, South Florida, Phoenix-Tucson Sun corridor, Front Range of Colorado and California. The goal, where possible, is to pair students – one in the social sciences and one in environmental science or engineering – to tackle an urban water problem from different perspectives.
Eligibility: Students that are current freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors that will still be undergraduates in fall 2016, who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories.
Award: $4,000 participation stipend, room and board (or $400 food stipend); travel to kick-off meeting and then to research site. Some assistance is available for travel at the end of the program.
For more information or to apply, visit this website. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 5.
Amgen Scholars Program at Caltech
Caltech’s Amgen Scholars Program is geared toward students in biology, chemistry and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering and chemistry.
Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the U.S., and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.
Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6,000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing and a food allowance.
Application: Online applications are due Feb. 15.
Volunteer Research Assistants Needed: Study Big Cats in Africa
If you have ever dreamed of doing field research in Africa, the Big Cat Research Project may be perfect for you. Open to only a few participants each summer, this unique program offers hands-on opportunities to witness exciting scenes like lions on a kill, leopards on the hunt and cheetahs gazing across wide-open expanses. All big cats across Africa are in serious decline and under great pressure. The Big Cat Research Project is an on going study with the goal of creating a comprehensive photo identification catalog and behavioral record of all big cats inhabiting a 7,000 square mile area. Additionally, elephant, rhino, zebra and many more South African species will be encountered as we search for big cats throughout Kruger National Park. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Learn more by visiting their website or with this flier.