Find Research Opportunities
Pathways to Science: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp
The Pathways to Science website has information to help you find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.
Undergraduate STEP-UP: https://stepup.niddk.nih.gov/ug.aspx
The Undergraduate STEP-UP (The Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons sponsored by Health and Human Services) provides hands-on summer research experience for Undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. The program provides exposure to the core NIDDK mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.
NASA internships, scholarships, fellowships, and other research experiences: http://intern.nasa.gov/
The National Science Foundation: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/index.jsp
The National Science Foundation offers Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) in these disciplines: Astronomical Sciences, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry,Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Cyberinfrastructure, Department of Defense (DoD), Earth Sciences, Education and Human Resources, Engineering, Ethics and Values Studies, International Science and Engineering, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Physics, Polar Programs, Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.
Council of Undergraduate Research: http://www.cur.org/resources/students/research_opportunities/
2nd Annual MSU Denver Undergraduate Research
Conference Award Winners
President Jordan’s Oral Presentation Award Winners
Best Oral Presentation
Sharon Wharton, Human Development
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Badanes
"Stressed and Depressed: The Role of Self-Compassion in College Students’ Well Being"
Outstanding Oral Presentation
Jennifer Jennings, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Hancock
"The Phototactic Response of Planktonic Marine Crab Larvae to the Wavelength and Intensity of Light"
Honorable Mention Oral Presentation
Nick Nelson, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Bonham and Dr. Douglas Petcoff
"Investigation of Extracellular Microenvironments and Small Molecule Chemistry for the Maintenance and Differentiation of Pluripotent Embryonic Stem Cells to Foster Neural Specification"
Provost Golich’s Poster Presentation Award Winners
Best Poster Presentation
Caitlin McConnell, Psychology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lesley Hathorn
"Reading Compensation: Reading Rate as a Predictor of Student Success"
Outstanding Poster Presentation
Jacob Paschall, Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mark Mazurek
"Reducing the Flash-Lag Effect Using Spatial Reference Cues"
Honorable Mention Poster Presentation
Jennifer Kane, Leslie Wall, and Kaitlin Hornbostel, Nutrition
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michelle Tollefson and Dr. Jennifer Weddig
"The effect of immediate and continued skin-to-skin contact on breastfeeding duration and exclusivity"