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Student Opportunities Elsewhere

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2016 Undergraduate Research and Visitation Day at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

They  are accepting applications until September 25th.

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NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in the Evolution of Biodiversity across the Tree of Life

Applications close April 22, 2016

We are looking for 8 undergraduate students to participate in hands-on research in biodiversity science and receive training in cutting-edge techniques and analysis in evolutionary biology for 10 weeks during the summers of 2016-2018.

Students will learn research techniques that include DNA sequencing and computational analysis of genetic and genomic data, morphological measurements and phylogenetic analysis, and microbiology and next-generation microbial sequencing.  Scientific projects to be conducted by the students include the evolution of morphological variation in extinct therapsids, tropical bird biogeography, population genetics of sharks, influence of disease on bird genetic diversity in urban environments, quantitative analysis of meteorites, the influence of hydrostatic pressure on morphological diversity in octopuses, and co-diversification of ants and their gut bacterial communities.  In addition students will receive career mentoring in a diversity of STEM fields, gain experiences in public outreach and science communication, receive training in ethics/responsible conduct of research, and participate in a diversity workshop to help overcome bias in science.

Students will be provided a stipend, dormitory housing, and assistance with travel costs.

Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and an undergraduate during the entire period.  We especially encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science to apply.

To apply, please send complete the online application:

Applications close April 22, 2016.

Please direct any questions to Jonathan Hense (


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Public Science Intern: Bio-Monitoring at the Community Science Institute

The Community Science Institute (CSI),, is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt environmental organization based in Ithaca, New York. Our mission is to foster and support environmental monitoring in partnership with groups of volunteers with the goal of understanding local and regional resources, particularly streams and lakes, and supporting their sustainable management.  CSI operates a New York State and EPA certified water quality testing lab, and we partner with some 200 volunteers to monitor streams draining over 2,000 square miles in the Finger Lakes and Upper Susquehanna River regions.  Monitoring results are posted in our free, interactive data archive together with interpretive maps and graphs at  

The bio-monitoring public science intern will assist in the collection and processing of stream benthic macroinvertebrate samples within the Cayuga Lake watershed (and occasionally nearby watersheds) as well as help with the development of resources related to the sampling, sorting, identification, and data reporting of stream organisms for use by bio-monitoring volunteers. There may be some data entry involved with the internship and other projects related to intern’s specific interests are possible

Dates and compensation: Summer 2016. This is an unpaid internship.

Required qualifications: Strong interest in stream ecosystems and water quality; familiarity with stream macroinvertebrate families or willingness to learn.

Preferred Qualifications: Background in biology and/or freshwater ecology ideal but not required.

To apply submit a resume and cover letter to: Maribeth Rubenstein, Outreach Coordinator/Public Science Educator.

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Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. We are looking for globally conscious and socially active students who want to spend their summer exploring some of the most complex and beautiful countries in the world! 

If you're into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, apply by our early bird deadline on February 29th! Space is limited.

*Financial assistance is available for all students on five- and six-week programs.

Summer programs are open in the following countries and regions:

  • India – Education or Gender Rights
  • Southeast Asia – Conservation or Youth Empowerment
  • Middle East – Human Rights
  • Ghana – Global Health
  • Tanzania – Social Innovation
  • Uganda: Development or Youth Empowerment
  • Guatemala – Fair Trade Justice, Human Rights, or Peace & Conflict
  • Peru – Environment

Can’t travel in the summer? Join us for our alternative breaks in the spring!

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Program overview:


The mission: to support historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups from New York State who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, engineering, technology and health-related STEM fields.



·         Financial support for  KAPLAN courses, internship and research opportunities, and other financial assistance

·         Assistance with securing externships/job shadowing, internships, and research opportunities

·         Peer and professional tutoring

·         Student recognition reception

·         Career development

·         Supplemental academic consultation

·         Laptop/Notebook Lending Program 

·         Faculty connections for mentoring, internship, and research opportunities

·         Collaborative programming with Office of Admission, Career Services, Higher Education Opportunity Program, Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs , Student Accessibility Services , Academic Advising , and Tutoring Services

·         Increase motivation, enhance self-esteem, and foster student empowerment  

·         Student Leadership Retreats

·         ALANA Career Connections

·         CSTEP Day of Service (local, state, or national program)

·         CSTEP Academic Achievement Awards and Senior Celebration

·         2016 Student Advocacy Day/Lobby Day in Albany, NY    


Eligibility Requirements: /osg/cstem/

  •          African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native OR economically disadvantaged *  from any race;
  •          Full time student
  •          Enrolled in a major that leads to NYS professional licensure , national credential, certification, or careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields. 

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