31 January 2008

Danforth Plant Center summer research

Danforth logoI'm going to start this set of posts describing research opportunities at other institutions with one that had a UTPA student in it last year. See, people from here do go elsewhere get accepted in other programs!

The institution: The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, Missouri

The program:
  • Focus on plant biology research, including bioinformatics, plant diseases, stress responses, genetics, and structural biology

  • Pays $5,400

  • 27 May to 8 August 2008

Deadline: 11 February 2008

More information: http://www.danforthcenter.org/internship/

17 January 2008

Info session

Student catZen Faulkes, UTPA REU director, will be doing a little chittin' and chattin' on all manner of summer research programs. Learn:
  • Who to turn to for recommendation letters

  • What research programs are looking for in their students

  • When applications are typically due

  • Where to look for summer research programs

  • Why UTPA students are in high demand for summer programs

  • How competetive the programs are
The focus will be on biology, but the tips should apply to almost any research program. UTPA's own REU program will also be discussed.

Learn all about it by coming to SCIE 2.288 on Thursday, 31 January 2008, at noon.

09 January 2008

Mark the calendar!

The deadline for this year's REU cohort will be Friday, 29 February 2008. There will be an application form online sometime in early February.

07 January 2008

SICB 2008

REU students at SICB
L to R: Maria Calagui, Tracy Muniz, Natali Meijia, Cassie Rivas, Mike Torres. Absent: Claudia Tamez.

And a good time was had by all!