TGIF Happy Hour!

Fridays, 4 pm, CNS 1st floor foyer

Come and meet/socialize with your fellow students and professors.  Regular, theme happy hours are sponsored by research labs and department clubs. It is sure to be a great time!  

Don't miss out -- keep checking for updates. 

Opportunities Elsewhere

The Roswell Park Summer Research Experience Program in Cancer Science. This is a ten-week funded opportunity for college juniors to conduct a mentored research project in a topic of their choosing. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is located in Buffalo NY.  The deadline is January 17, 2020.

More summer internships and research experiences outside of Ithaca

Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID) is accepting applications for the NSF-funded Microbial Friends & Foes Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program (  Applications are due February 1, 2020.

Operation Groundswell announces their Financial Grants & Early Bird Pricing for Experiential Travel.   Backpack with a purpose.  They go behind the scenes to connect you with their friends in faraway places: Farmers, artists, educators and activists who are making meaningful change in their communities.  The discounted price deadline is November 22.  

The Green Corps application process is now open for their year-long paid fellowship 2020-21 program! Participants will learn grassroots organizing skills from some of the top practitioners in the country while working on three to five different campaigns, from overseeing campaigns for Sierra Club, promoting rainforest protection on a global scale or protecting local places from Lake Tahoe to Appalachian forests. 

The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP) at the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, is accepting applications for 10 funded Summer Research Scholar positions for our Summer 2020 program.  NSURP offers opportunities consisting of laboratory-based, translational, and clinical biomedical research projects.  Online applications: accepted December 1, 2019 through January 15, 2020.  

Oceans Research Institute is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students across different universities to join its team of researchers in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

DANTA's  2019/2020 field courses in tropical biology.  Courses are intended for undergraduates students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

Gotoco: Interested in traveling abroad this summer--All FREE and FUNDED. Join Gotoco in China to gain a TEFL certificate and useful work experience in teaching, education and activity leadership. No prior experience in China, Chinese or teaching is required—just a passion for education and travel.

Education after IC

Many institutes forward information to us with opportunities they have, such as:


Andy Smith was recently interviewed for an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about a new reversible adhesive inspired by snail glue. This wasn’t based on his research; instead he was interviewed as an expert in the field to provide context for the development. Here is the link:

You will see on his webpage, his research has been in many different social media formats.


John Confer continues to work in retirement.  He is the co-author of this poster:  Behavioral interactions between nest-parasitic Merlins (Falco columbarius) and nest-building Fish Crows (Corvus ossifragus) in a new zone of overlap.  Presented by Connor O’H. Loomis1, Anne B. Clark, John Confer, Kevin McGowan. International meeting of the Animal Behavior Society. University of Illinois at Chicago. July 2019.