Application for the 2015 Summer IBS REU program are currently being accepted which will be held May 25-July 31, 2015. Application deadline is March 1.
The Tuskegee University Integrative Biosciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IBS-REU) site provides a research program for undergraduates. The program was initiated in Summer 2009 as a result of funding by the National Science Foundation. Since its inception, over 40 undergraduate students from across the country have participated in this ten-week research program in the area of integrative biosciences.
Tuskegee University IBS-REU site offers undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors in the STEM majors, but particularly in Biology, Chemistry, Animal Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences, Agricultural Economics, and other bioscience majors) a novel approach to conduct research by integrating multiple areas in the biosciences. We define “integrative biosciences” research as any research where the continued integration of two or more science disciplines is requisite, for example, determining the consequences of genetically-modified sweetpotato (Plant Genomics, Plant Sciences) on soil microbial biodiversity (Soil Science, Soil Microbiology, Genetics).
Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, which is 40 miles east of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and 20 miles west of the city of Auburn, Alabama. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Tuskegee is an Historical Black College and University and an 1890 land-grant institution that enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approximately 900 faculty and support personnel.
Planning to Enter the 2015 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge?
Deadline for Entry: February 22 (Late entries not accepted.)
Click here to register and upload your 5-7 page Business Summary. (IMPORTANT: Register all your team members in the competition website)
- Judges will select the top 21 teams to advance to the Challenge on April 2.
- Business Summaries from previous years are available for preview in our office and a few business summaries are online.
- Judging Criteria
Mark Your Calendars:
BPC/EIC Resource Nights: “Insights from Past EIC/BPC Participants”
Thurs. Feb. 19 (TONIGHT!), 6–7:50pm
Paccar Hall 192
Learn from those who have gone before you. We’ll have a panel discussion with past BPC competitors giving insider tips and advice for getting the most out of your experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from previous winners!
EIC/BPC Office Hours for all Student Teams
Tues. Feb. 24, 3–5pm (30-minute appointments)
Dempsey Hall 211, Herbold Innovation Lab
Get professional feedback and advice on your prototype, business plan, intellectual property issues, marketing, engineering, and more from experts in their fields. Learn about available mentors and sign up for one or more 30-minute appointments on the Buerk Center’s MentorConnect site. (Office hours are open to teams from all schools!)
EIC/BPC Intellectual Property Workshop with Ryan Dodge, IP Attorney with COJK
Tues. Feb. 24, 5:30-6:30
Dempsey Hall 211, Herbold Innovation Lab
What questions should you be asking, and what do you need to know about intellectual property? Come find out. (Open to all student teams, no RSVP necessary.)
Contact Pam Tufts: firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-685-3813
Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge
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- Demystify research culture and develop research skills?
- Discuss research papers with a diverse community of undergraduate researchers?
- Develop a research proposal and increase your competitiveness for research scholarships and graduate & professional programs?
- Present your research in oral and written formats & improve your science communication skills?
Seattle MESA is having an Open House!
We are actively looking for dynamic UW students that would like to work with local middle school and high school students. Our mission is to engage a diverse group of students in STEM activities that connect mathematics and science fundamentals to real world examples, provide hands – on experience, and demonstrate a range of professions and career paths that students can chart through college and in their respective careers. We are recruiting UW graduate and undergraduate students who would like to volunteer to work with us. Use this link to RSVP for the Open House: http://goo.gl/forms/nOa0srXz0F
Seattle MESA Open House Invitation
Come see what we are about. You can learn about our MESA programs, meet with some of our past and present volunteers and partners and sign up as a Seattle MESA Volunteer.
When: Tuesday, February, 24, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 pm
Where: Schmitz Hall, 1400 Northeast Campus Parkway
University of Washington – Room 580
Refreshments will be served