Summer 2019 Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM) course at USC is now accepting applications

The Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), headquartered at the University of Southern California (USC) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is offering an all-expense paid, three-week, intensive introductory microbiology course called Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM).

We are recruiting early career undergraduates from 2- and 4-year colleges

to join us at the University of Southern California and Santa Catalina Island

from June 9 through June 28, 2019

for lectures, discussions, labs, fieldwork, networking, career panels and more

focusing on aquatic microbes and their ecology

led by Drs. John Heidelberg and Eric Webb

paid for by C-DEBI, including travel, room, board, and course expenses.


For more information and a link to our application, please visit our webpage:

We strive to recruit participants that reflect the diversity of students at the community college and university level with varied science learning and life experiences. We encourage students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields and first generation college students to apply.

Application Opens:  Thursday, November 1, 2018

Application Deadline:  Thursday, February 7, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Gwen Noda at


Summer Research Program for Cancer Prevention and Control

STEP-UP Summer Research Program

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate and Master’s Level Students in Cancer Prevention and Control – STEP-UP is looking for outstanding junior and senior undergraduates and Master’s level students from diverse backgrounds to participate in a paid, 12-week transformative research experience in cancer prevention and control science. For more information and to apply, please visit STEP-UP. Applications open now – Due Feb. 1, 2019.

For more info please contact: Karen Dickeson, program coordinator,, 520-626-2639

STEP-UP summer research experience (for Summer 2019)

Undergraduate lab position available – must be available in summer as well as academic year



Our lab investigates the genetics and evolution of developmental plasticity using nematodes as models.


We are currently looking for an undergraduate Research Assistant to oversee our nematode stocks, although there is the potential to develop an independent research project in addition to performing regular duties.


Responsibilities include media preparation, feeding (transferring) the stocks, cleaning cultures, and establishing frozen vouchers. Good organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.


Pay is $10.50/hour, and workload is about 10-15 hours/week. Availability during the summer and academic year is required. The ability to join the lab for several years is preferred, especially for candidates interested in pursuing a research project.


Please contact Erik Ragsdale ( to apply.

Reminder: Deadline this Friday, 3/23/18, to apply for grant for undergraduate student research in environmental sciences

Grants are now available for undergraduate or graduate student research in the environmental sciences to be conducted at the Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve (RTP) properties.

Up to three awards of $2,000 each will be granted on a competitive basis (and odds are good; last year, all proposals submitted were funded). Proposals are due by midnight this Friday, March 23, 2018. The request for proposals is linked here.

YOU are invited to participate in undergraduate research symposium

The Hutton Honors College presents the

Annual IUB Undergraduate Research Symposium and Poster Fair

Saturday, April 14, 2018


The Hutton Honors College invites all IU undergraduates from any discipline to participate in the annual Research Symposium and Poster Fair! This is a great opportunity to let others see the valuable work you have accomplished, and to see what other students in a variety of fields are exploring here at IU.  It is also a great chance for you to perfect your presentation skills and receive valuable feedback from faculty and interested colleagues. Don’t miss this opportunity for professional experience!

Whether you choose to present a paper or a poster, or would like to participate in both events, we welcome one page abstracts by Sunday, February 25, 2018. Continue reading “YOU are invited to participate in undergraduate research symposium”

Have Your Researched Published in IUJUR!

Priority Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2017

Final Deadline: February 15th, 2018

Biology, Microbiology, and Animal Behavior majors are encouraged to submit research papers to the IU Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR), which is currently accepting submissions for its 2018 issue. You have the exciting opportunity to publish your work in any area of research as a full-length paper, review article, or research snapshot. Quality research done for a current/previous class is also acceptable. IUJUR accepts submissions on a rolling basis, and those who submit by the Priority Deadline (12/1/2017) will either be accepted straight away or receive individualized feedback and have the chance to resubmit. If you are interesting in submitting your work, you can consult our submission steps. Feel free to contact with any questions or meeting requests with student editors for further guidance.

IUJUR Info - Fall 2017