Research Days, a series of events showcasing University research, scholarship and creative activity, took place April 17-19. The events included faculty panels, tours of research facilities, and a keynote speech from NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam. The Friday celebration in Old Union Hall recognized more than 30 student researchers and their faculty mentors.
Another highlight of Research Days was two student poster sessions held April 19 in the Mandela Room. The work of more than 90 undergraduate and graduate students was represented during the sessions.
The Undergraduate Research Center offers awards to support the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, a student's project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and be receiving Binghamton University independent study credit or honors thesis credit. Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $300. Proposals from all academic disciplines are welcome.
Application Deadline: October 18, 2013.
Additional information and application instructions are available on the Undergraduate Research Center website. For more information contact Janice McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are sought for the President's Awards for Undergraduate Student Excellence.
Nomination Deadline for Juniors: Feb. 22, 2013
Note: Nomination Deadline for Seniors was Dec. 14, 2012.
The Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship provides funding to undergraduate biomedical engineers and bioengineers for a semester or one academic year to pursue coursework in their field in an international setting. Scholarship amounts range from $7,500 for one semester or academic term, to $10,000 for one academic year.
To be eligible for the award, an applicant must:
- have U.S. citizenship or be permanent residents of the U.S., and
- be enrolled as a Sophomore (2nd year), Junior (3rd year), or Senior (4th or 5th year), with at least one semester remaining, in an undergraduate BME (or related major) degree program with good academic standing.
Students who already have the cost of the program fully covered may not apply for the scholarship and receive duplicative funding. However, if the program is only partially funded by another source, the applicant may apply.
A student may apply to attend any overseas academic institution that is endorsed by the student's study abroad advisor. The advisor must certify that the program is approved and the student will receive academic credit at the home institution. The advisor must also certify the student's financial aid need.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2013
The US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to go to the United Kingdom on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program.
Participants in these programs get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK university, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.
There are nine summer programs available for US students in 2013:
- AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare's Globe
- Durham University Summer Institute
- King's College London Summer Institute
- Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
- Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute
- Scotland Summer Institute (NEW!)
- University of Bristol Summer Institute (NEW!)
- University of Exeter Summer Institute (NEW!)
- Wales Summer Institute
The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance.
Application Deadline: March 11, 2013 by 5pm (UK Time)
Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and to recruit and prepare students for careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science government agencies, and to prepare students for careers as educators in oceanic and atmospheric science. Recipients receive up to $8,000 per academic year for two years and $650 per week for a ten-week summer internship. Application is made in the sophomore year; only US citizens with a GPA of 3.0 can apply.
Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2013
FOR SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS:
These merit-based scholarships are awarded to students planning careers related to the environment. They support students in many fields including, policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. Benefits include a $5,000 scholarship and a four-day orientation in Arizona. Academics are important as well as community service and evidence of leadership. Application is made in the sophomore or junior year; applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident with a 3.0 GPA. NOTE: University nomination is required for the Udall. If you want to apply, please contact Janice McDonald, email@example.com. She must register you so you can access the on-line application.
Campus Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York
This program runs from June 10, 2013 through August 16, 2013 and is intended for students who are finishing their junior year and are good prospective candidates for careers in biomedical research. This program is designed and funded to attract students into PhD or MD/PhD training, not into MD programs. Each fellow receives a $3,000 stipend plus free on-campus housing.
Binghamton University and SUNY Upstate have an agreement that they will hold one slot per year in this SURF Program for a Binghamton undergraduate who plans a biomedical research career. This includes students who will eventually seek a PhD or MD/PhD in fields such as Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Cell and Developmental Biology, Microbiology and Immunology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; or Physiology. Applicants must have at least a 3.70 GPA. If you would like to be considered for our nomination, please contact Janice McDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible, but at the latest by February 1st.
Confirmation of Interest in Nomination: Contact Janice McDonald (email@example.com) by Feb. 1, 2013
Application Deadline: Feb. 15, 2013
Seniors planning a career with USAID Foreign Service should consider applying for the 2013 Payne International Development Fellowship. The fellowship provides recipients with up to $90,000 in benefits over a two-year program for graduate school funding, internships and professional development and support activities.
Application Deadline: Jan. 23, 2013
Seniors planning a career with the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Services Officer should consider applying for the 2013 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State.
Application Deadline: Jan. 18, 2013