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LUCERNA Journal | http://cas.umkc.edu/honors/lucerna.asp
Lucerna, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, is the only undergraduate journal at UMKC, publishing articles by students in the social sciences, sciences, and humanities. Established in 2005 by the UMKC Honors Program, Lucerna's purpose is to cultivate and showcase high-caliber scholarship from the entire UMKC undergraduate community. Any UMKC student may submit a research paper between 1000 and 6000 words, written anytime during their undergraduate academic career.
Responsible Conduct of Research Certification Requirement
NSF requirement for RCR Certification as of January 4, 2010:
»RCR Training site: https://www.citiprogram.org/Default.asp? [Register (free) then follow the instructions for the RCR training and certification.]
ALL students and postdocs who are, or will be funded by NSF, directly and indirectly, must be RCR certified. This means that any graduate student, undergraduate student and any postdoc who uses an instrument that was purchased with NSF funding, may not use such equipmentunless a RCR Certificate is on-file.
UMKC has arranged for RCR Training and Certification with CITI (see UMKC Implementation Information link above)
NASA LARSS (Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars) Program
LARSS is a paid, year-round (3 sessions -- Fall, 15 weeks, Spring, 15 weeks, and Summer, 10 weeks), highly competitive, research internship for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). LARSS is also a nationally recognized, award-winning, internship program. The fall session is 15 weeks * September 4 - December 14 * Application Deadline: May 25, 2012 * http://www.nianet.org/LARSS-2012/index.aspx.
2012 Physics and Astronomy REU program at Texas A&M
Eight community college students will be selected nationally to participate in this NSF sponsored 10-weeks REU program from June 4 through August 10, 2012. Participants will • Collaborate on a research project with faculty mentors, graduate students and other REU students • Develop skills in giving research presentations and writing scientific papers • Receive $4500 stipend, free housing on campus and travel support to/from Commerce, Texas • Participate in field trips to Texas industry and research institutions, and have access to the library, computers and recreation facilities. Deadline is March 31. To download the application click here.
Rutgers Summer Research Program- Research in Science and Engineering (RiSE)
Seeking sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors with strong academic credentials, a passion for research in the STEM disciplines or social sciences, and an interest in graduate school. They particularly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities and students from disadvantaged or first generation college families. The RiSE advantage includes: CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE in over 30 programs in the sciences, math, engineering, and social & behavioral sciences. In the biomedical sciences, students can choose among 200 labs at Rutgers, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. In addition, we offer exciting interdisciplinary opportunities through our NSF IGERTs and REU partnerships -- sustainable fuels (biofuels, synfuels), nanotechnology for clean energy, stem cells & cellular bioengineering, and pharmaceutical engineering. Rolling admission is open, apply now at http://rise.rutgers.edu.
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences NSF-REU 2012 Program
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences has received National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 4-8 fellowships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during the 2012 fall* semester (DATES: arrive on August 29, 2012 - depart on November 25, 2012). Students will design and conduct independent projects under faculty supervision within several research areas including
• Biology, chemistry and physics of the open ocean
• Biology, physiology and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems
• Aspects of the molecular biology of marine organisms
• Environmental chemistry of Bermuda's atmosphere and inshore waters
• Effects and consequences of global environmental change
For more information and an application email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Historically Black Colleges and Universities Research Participation Program
The HBCU Research Participation Program introduces faculty, graduates, and undergraduates from HBCUs to the research and development activities of the federal government through research, education, and training activities. Duration is usually 10 to 12 weeks for summer appointments; some part-time appointments of one year. Applications as accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information visit their website at: http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10050.