Science NewsletterNovember 27, 2006
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"The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program."
"I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops."
"The human race likes to give itself airs. One good volcano can produce more greenhouse gases in a year than the human race has in its entire history."
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The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience research in the planetary sciences. As a summer intern, you will work one-on-one with a scientist either at the LPI or NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in planetary science. The Summer Intern Program allows participants to experience a real research environment, to learn from top-notch planetary scientists, and to preview careers in science research.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2007
Areas of Research--
Applications are only accepted using the electronic application form found at the LPI's Summer Intern Program Web site:
For more information contact:
Undergraduate Science and Math majors are invited to apply for a research program held each summer at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health in Albany, New York.
Students selected into this program will do basic research for 10 weeks at the Wadsworth Center, the biomedical and environmental science institute of the New York State Department of Health. The Wadsworth Center is unique among public health laboratories for its state-of-the-art facilities and the scope of its research programs. Participating scientists are also faculty of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, a graduate program within the University of Albany's School of Public Health.
Students will directly participate in research on:
In addition to their research experience, students participate in workshops on research topics of interest, ethics, and graduate school/career options. At the end of the program, students submit a written report and orally present their research in a symposium.
The program provides a stipend of $3,400, full support for travel, housing, and a food allowance. Students are housed in a local college dormitory.
Applicants are sought who are majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science, who will complete their second or third year of study next spring, and who are interested in attending graduate school in the biological sciences, with the goal of pursuing a research career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1, 2007.
Interested students should submit an on-line application at: www.wadsworth.org/educate/molecul.htm. A resume, official copies of college transcripts, letters of recommendation from two faculty members, and a one-page statement describing why the student wants to participate in this program and their field of interest should be submitted directly to the following address:
Department of Biomedical Sciences
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