Monday, March 22, 2010

Biotech REU at Western Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University seeks talented science students to participate in its summer National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in investigative biotechnology.  Our preference is for rising juniors and seniors (younger students with research experience will be considered), who have completed core courses in the science curriculum at their home institutions and have demonstrated a curiosity and passion for science. 

Over 13 faculty members in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Computer Science will serve as mentors to accepted students. Students will be trained in research techniques, participate in exciting research (chose from over eighteen projects), and gain valuable presentation skills. Additionally, students will benefit from a series of workshops exploring ethics and preparing students to apply for and succeed in graduate school. 
Students will receive a stipend of $460 per week, free housing, meal and travel allowances, and lab supplies.  Those interested can can find more information and apply online at  Applications are due by 5 PM CST on April 5, 2010. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Dr. Shivendra Sahi (, Dr. Rodney King (, or Dr. Audra Jennings, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research (

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