Saturday, January 9, 2010

Current Juniors! Summer Research Experience

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi is continuing its Summer Undergraduate Research Experience for undergraduates who will begin their senior year in the fall of 2010. This program is designed to allow undergraduate students from other universities with little or no research experience to conduct graduate-level research on the USM campus in Hattiesburg under the direction of a faculty member in the Department during the summer of 2010. Fellowship recipients will receive a $4,500 stipend for the 10 week summer session and paid on-campus lodging. Supplemental travel funds are available for those traveling long distances. The program is intended for students with an interest in chemistry or biochemistry as a career. Students interested primarily in medical, pharmacy, dental or other pre-professional schools are encouraged to look to those schools for summer opportunities. Please note also that the program is restricted to US citizens and permanent residents.The faculty of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at USM are involved in a variety of research activities in the areas of biochemistry, analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Research laboratories in the Johnson Science Tower and Chain Technology Center are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and the faculty are experienced in including undergraduate researchers alongside graduate and postdoctoral fellows in their research teams. Participants will attend weekly research meetings and make a formal presentation at the final minisymposium. Scheduled social activities over the summer will include the opening reception, a Saturday canoe trip, and the ending barbecue held the afternoon after the minisymposium. The students will be provided with an information packet by the Hattiesburg Visitors Bureau listing local and regional activities such as golf courses, Gulf Coast beaches and islands, New Orleans sites and activities, recreational sports, etc. In addition, participants will have access to the USM Payne Center , a nationally recognized fitness center.

For details, or to apply, click on this link to their website.

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