undergraduate research experience right here at UMM?
The Math and Science Division will be starting a new summer research program thanks to the HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) grant that was awarded to UMM.
The HHMI Undergraduate Summer Research Program will give
students the opportunity to engage in more in-depth research projects and prepare
them for graduate schools and research careers.
Students will be expected to work up to 37 hours a week
for up to 10 weeks during the summer.
You may also be required to attend instructional sessions or informal presentations and participate in a journal club. There will also be social events.
Students will be encouraged to share their research with the UMM community by presenting at the annual UMM Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Students will also be encouraged to continue their work, within the academic year, by applying for research funding from other sources and presenting at regional and national professional meetings. Travel grants could also be made available for those students presenting at conferences.
Students accepted in the summer research program will be
supported by a $9.50 an hour stipend (up to $3500), plus a housing allowance of
$700. Funding may also be provided for supplies and travel to field sites if
The student selection is a competitive process, there will be 16 spots made available for Summer 2013.
All students are encouraged to
apply, though priority will be given to students who are a) part of the first
generation in their family to go to college, b) from families with high
financial need, or c) a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in the
Students will be notified mid-March if they have been accepted into the research program.
If you have questions about the summer research program or application process please contact Amanda Flinn firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about a research project please contact that faculty member directly.
Application deadline is Friday, March 1st, 2013