Undergraduate Scholars Program
The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Undergraduate Scholars Program provides undergraduate students with an academic-year, for-credit*, undergraduate research training program to prepare them for graduate school and careers in research. The program equips undergraduate students with the kind of research and/or laboratory skills that cannot be gained merely in a classroom setting, while immersing students in cutting edge science and technology environments.
*Though our goal is to have all program participants enrolled in undergraduate research credits (4994 or 4994H), we are willing to work with students for whom academic credit is not a reasonable option. Please contact Tomalei Vess at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
VBI research mentors work in a variety of fields including:
Agriculture and Applied Economics, Applied Discrete Mathematics and Modeling, Bacterial Genomics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Cyberinfrastructure, Genetics, Functional Genomics, Instrumentation Development, Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics, Microbiology, Network Dynamics and Simulation Science, Nutritional Immunology, Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science, Physics, Proteomics, Phylogenomics, Simulation of Biochemical Networks, Statistics, and Systems Biology.
Deadline: August 01, 2014 at 11:59 PM EDT
Once your application is complete, we will forward it to the appropriate faculty members for review. Faculty will conduct interviews and make the final decision on your application. Initial review of applications will begin on April 18 and will continue until all research spots are filled. Our goal is to have as many USP students as possible complete paperwork, particularly for undergraduate research credits, before the end of this semester.
Please contact Tomalei Vess at email@example.com if you have questions.Requirements
Bridging the gap between physics, computer science, and K-12 education
This 10-week summer undergraduate training opportunity is centered around bridging the gap between physics, computer science, and K-12 education. During the summer program, 2 undergraduate students (one majoring in physics and another in education) will work together to produce various online content (including analyzing and exploring synthetic circuits that could be used to guide the decision of a dividing cell culture) that will be used in primary schools and on the Kids' Tech University website. A teacher manual and hand-outs will also be produced. This program is funded by NSF grant #MCB-1330180.