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October 12, 2009
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In this issue:

  • Registry of Undergraduate Researchers
  • The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program
  • IAESTE Has Exciting Programs!

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Everyone is invited to attend the Annual Fall Research and Internship Forum Wednesday, October 28, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., in the Boyd Science Center lobby.
This is a poster presentation of science students' research and summer internships. Stop by and see the interesting and professional research being done by our Science Muskies!

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Registry of Undergraduate Researchers

The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physics/ Astronomy, Mathematics/Computer Science, Economics, Geosciences, Engineering, Psychology, Sociology, Humanitiesand Anthropology/Archaeology.

Any undergraduate may go to to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form. There is no charge to the student and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools that contract with CUR for this service. Organizations or companies seeking the students’ information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access. Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.

We hope that students who are currently in their junior or senior year will register now. Juniors will be able to update their listing at the end of the summer and during their senior year, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores.

CUR believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match. So if you are interested in graduate school, please take a moment to register now. Be sure to include a statement of your research interests, as this will be important for making the match.

Please contact Robin Howard for more information

Robin Howard
Senior Director, Membership Services
Council on Undergraduate Research
734 15th St NW
Suite 550
(202) 783-4810x203
(202) 783-4811 fax


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The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program

Emerging infectious disease. Antimicrobial resistance. Agents of bioterrorism....It's just another day in the public health lab.

A career in a public health laboratory is an adventure filled with investigation and discovery. Analyzing and identifying public health threats impacts your community. Our one- and two-year fellowships train and prepare scientists, just like you, for careers in public health laboratories nationwide.

The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program prepares laboratory scientists for careers in public health. The two-track program (training and research fellowships) emphasizes the practical application of technologies, methodologies, and practices related to emerging infectious diseases. The program trains qualified candidates to support public health initiatives and conduct high priority infectious disease research in public health laboratories. The program is co-sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Up to 45 fellows are recruited each year for assignments at state, local, and CDC public health laboratories.

For more information go to

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IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience)
Has Exciting Programs!

IAESTE United States has logs of exciting programs and activities planned for the 2009-2010 academic year.

  • Internship Program: Opportunities for students to intern in more than 40 countries.
  • United States memberships: Available to students across the U.S.
  • National Conference: February 12-14, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Work Permit Service: Assists students in obtaining work permits in 50+ countries.

Internship Program

The IAESTE Internship program places university students into paid technical internship opportunities in over 40 countries within the IAESTE international network. Internships are usually 8 to 12 weeks in length during the summer. but programs can be extended for up to one year.

Applications for the 2010 cycle are now being accepted. To be eligible to apply for an IAESTE internship, students must be enrolled in a technical field of study (engineering, science, technology, mathematics, architecture, etc.) at a U.S. university, be between the ages of 19 and 30, have at least sophomore level standing, and be a member of IAESTE United States. Language skills are not required, but are preferred.

The application deadline is January 11, 2010. To learn more about the program or to apply, please click here.

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