Seattle Pacific University
Undergraduate Research Opportunities (outside of SPU)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center - SURP provides opportunities for undergraduates to conduct independent research in biomedical research, with a particular focus on basic and cancer research. The deadline for Summer 2013 research is Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
- National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates - The National Science Foundation is one of the largest supporters of undergraduate research, providing funds to universities to develop and operate undergraduate research opportunities. This link will allow you to search their database for all NSF-funded opportunities around the country. Most of these programs have winter deadlines, but check each program's website for specifics.
- Co-ops/Internships on the Web - Tom Frederick at Rochester Institute of Technology maintains an amazing list of research opportunities available to undergrads in many scientific disciplines. Some programs have application deadlines as early as November, while other programs have winter deadlines. Be sure to read each program's website for eligibility and application requirements.
- EDEN: Evo-Devo-Eco Network - EDEN is supported by the National Science Foundation, and provides funds for undergraduates to do research in the areas of Evolution, Developmental Biology and Ecology. It is not a research institute. Rather, you identify a lab in which you would like to do research, and in conjunction with your research mentor, develop a proposal to request funding from EDEN. Although more work is required on your part to identify a specific lab and develop a proposal, you will gain valuable experience in articulating research questions, planning a set of experiments to address those questions, and writing a proposal that convinces others that your research plan is worth supporting. The application deadline is March 11.
- NIH Summer Internship Program - The National Institutes of Health, one of the largest funders of biomedical research in the world, provides support for undergraduates interested in conducting research at one of NIH's campuses throughout the country (but primarily in Maryland and Washington, D.C.) Their website provides information on how to identify a research mentor/lab, and how to compile a competitive application. Application deadline is March 1.
- NIEHS Summer Internship Program - The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, located in Research Triangle Park, NC (near Raleigh), offers summer research opportunities for students interested in environmental health sciences (the role that environmental factors play in human health). Application deadline is March 1.
- Tardigrades - master resource page for Hypsibius dujardini, maintained by Dr. Bob Goldstein.
- Tardi-whats? - article about Dr. Bob Goldstein's research in tardigrades (if you look hard enough, you'll see a fleeting reference to Dr. Tenlen!)
- Tardigrada Newsletter
- Tardigrades (Tardigrada) - a nice site devoted to tardigrade microscopy
- Il Phylum Tardigrada by G. Ramazzotti and W. Maucci, 1983. Clark Beasley's English translation of the epic, 1014-page magnum opus to all things tardigrades. The first 200 pages is about general tardigrade biology, while the remaining 900+ pages catalogs every species known in 1983.
Fun with Tardigrades!
- C. elegans Movies - great collection of normal and mutant C. elegans embryos and adults, curated by Dr. Bob Goldstein (UNC-Chapel Hill).
- WormAtlas - everything you ever wanted to know about C. elegans anatomy and more! Lots of images, movies, tutorials, etc.
- WormBase - master database of nematode genetics, genomics, phenotypes, reagents, etc.
- WormBook - online, freely-accessible encyclopedia of nematode biology
- Worm Breeder's Gazette - free newsletter for the C. elegans community.