Application Deadline: Monday, February 21, 2014
Who should apply?
Applicants are not required to have previous research experience.
This program is aimed at promoting diversity in the national biosciences workforce. Students who share this goal, especially from underrepresented minority groups, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or who are the first generation in their families to attend college are encouraged to apply.
About the NSF REU Biology Site in Berkeley
This program is designed to expose participating students to core Molecular, Cell, Developmental, Evolutionary, and Ecosystem Biology. The ~30 participating faculty provide a broad range of research options in these areas. They also share a strong commitment to working with undergraduates and promoting diversity in the biosciences community at Berkeley.
Under the direct guidance of a UCB faculty mentor, usually with a graduate student or postdoctoral co-mentor, students will gain first-hand research experience and training in state-of-the-art research facilities, working on individual projects. During the first week of the program, group tutorials will survey the interconnecting fields of cell, developmental and evolutionary biology. Through the remainder of the program, weekly seminars will further expose participants to the wealth of ongoing research in these areas. Professional development workshops and interactions with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and UCB undergrads will familiarize participants with the graduate school experience, including the application process, what to expect in graduate school and the career possibilities it opens up. Social events and excursions will permit students to explore the attractions of the Bay Area. In the course of the program students will prepare a short scientific paper on their project. During the last week, a mini-symposium will permit the participants to share their accomplishments.
Expectations for Participating Students
We expect that the students selected to participate in this program will be present for the full ten weeks of its duration and will participate in all scheduled parts of the program. The majority of time will be spent in the lab, but equally important are the seminars and professional development program. We would like this experience to be stimulating, rewarding, and fun. At the same time we expect that you will communicate to us about concerns which affect your ability to fully benefit from the program so that we may address them. We also expect that you meet with your mentor at least once a week and discuss you progress and needs with him or her. We look forward to welcoming you to Berkeley!
|Last Modified January 24, 2014|