The Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) will sponsor 20 undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience located at TRUST partner campuses: UC Berkeley, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University.  These students will be working with graduate student and faculty mentors throughout the summer performing research and supporting activities in the area of information technology and TRUST related topics.

Additional information can be found at and SUPERB-IT details at

PROGRAM DATES:  June 7 – July 30, 2010



Paid Internship and Scholarship Opportunity

The USDA Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program provides combined scholarship and internship opportunities to college and university students leading to permanent employment with USDA upon completion of their degree.

Students selected into the program will receive:

* Full-tuition scholarship
* Paid internship leading to permanent employment
* Employee benefits, mentoring, career development, and leadership training and use of a personal computer

Career Tracks Available (details on each position available at

  1. Statistician (NASS)
  2. Civil Engineer (FS)
  3. Public Affairs Specialist (FSA)
  4. Farm Loan Officer (FSA)

Upon graduation, scholarship recipients become permanent employees of the USDA and must be prepared to work for USDA for one year for each year of educational assistance received.  For more information on how to apply and a details on available scholarships, please visit  

 The application deadline is March 15, 2010.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Cortez at (202) 720-6506 or

REU: The University of Texas Marine Science Institute


OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM: The Marine Science Institute (MSI) of The University of Texas at Austin announces an NSF-funded program during the summer of 2010 for undergraduates interested in marine coastal science research. Students will be trained in laboratory and field methods applied to studies of coastal marine environments and will work on independent projects under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Students will participate in a weekly research seminar series and professional development activities. Students will also participate in scientific excursions related to field research, including a 2-day research cruise along the Texas coast at the beginning of the program. You can expect that many activities will be outdoors and that some field trips may include camping.  

REU Benefits:   

  • 10 Week Program (June 2 – Aug. 11, 2010)
  • $4,500 Stipend
  • Free Room and Board
  • Travel Funds

Who Should Apply?  

  • Students in Sophomore or Junior Year of College
  • Majoring in biology, ecology, geological sciences, marine science, chemistry, or related disciplines
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Application Deadline: February 16, 2010

 Application and Contact Information for UTMSI REU 



REU: University of Texas at Dallas

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas and the National Science Foundation are offering a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. 

Date: June 1, 2010 – July 23, 2010

Focus: Verification and Validation for Software Safety


  • $3,600 Stipend
  • Housing Allowance
  • Travel Reimbursement
  • Field Trips

Application Deadline: March 15, 2010

Click Here for Flyer:  REU – UT Dallas

REU- University of Houston-Downtown

If you want to earn some money as well as gain some research experience during this summer, here is a great opportunity –  Undergraduate Research Experience at the University of Houston-Downtown.

The REU program at the University of Houston Downtown aims to academically prepare motivated and talented undergraduate students for graduate schools and advanced research careers through an intensive 10-week summer research program.  Funded by the National Science Foundation, this program will recruit eight students to participate in the full cycle of research activities, including problem analysis, algorithm design, implementation, evaluation, and publication.  Students will work closely with faculty and industry advisors. Field trip to NASA and University of Texas—Health Science Center.

  • $4,600 Stipend
  • Room, Board, Travel Reimbursement
  • Travel Funding to Conferences

For more information, please follow the link:  Houston REU

Summer 2010 REU at University of Michigan

The Interdisciplinary REU program will provide undergraduate students with a 10-week summer research experience in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, cheminformatics, computational chemistry, enzymology, marine biology, medicinal chemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceutical sciences and plant biology.  The research projects featured in this program all involve studies of the structure and function of proteins.

In addition to the research experience, students will participate in a series of weekly enrichment seminars focusing on scientific communication, graduate school admissions and scientific career options.  Rising juniors and seniors with a sincere interest in the pursuit of Ph.D. studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics are strongly encouraged to apply.  Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. 

Program Dates:  June 7 – August 13, 2010

Participant benefits include:

  • $4500 stipend
  • Free campus housing
  • $300 allowance for travel to and from Ann Arbor, MI
  • $1000 meal allowance
  • Scientific communication workshops
  • Graduate school preparation workshops, social outings and more….

Application Deadline : February 15, 2010

An online application along with further details regarding the program can be found at:

Any Questions:

Dr. Cherie R. Dotson

Dr. Ronald W. Woodard

NASA Opportunity for Student Airborne Research




NASA seeks highly motivated advanced undergraduate and early graduate students for participation in a summer 2010 research program in Earth system science using its DC-8 flying laboratory. The Student Airborne Research Program (SARP), is managed by the National Suborbital Education and Research Center ( 

Students will acquire hands-on research experience in all aspects of a scientific campaign, using a major NASA resource for studying Earth system processes, calibration and validation of space-borne observations, and prototyping instruments for possible satellite missions. Students will operate instruments onboard the DC-8 aircraft to sample atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands.  Applicants should have a strong academic background in disciplines relevant to the Earth system, including the physical, chemical, or biological sciences, or engineering. 

 Eligibility requirements

  1. Full-time student status at an accredited U.S. college or university.
  2. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  3. Successful applicants will be awarded a stipend for participation in the 6 week program, beginning June 20, 2010, in Southern California for classroom, laboratory, and aircraft experience. NSERC will provide travel to and from California and living expenses while in California.

 Application Materials: 

  1. 2 page personal statement describing the student’s interests in pursuing research in the Earth sciences and other special qualifications.
  2. Letter of recommendation from a professor or advisor familiar with the student’s abilities.
  3. Official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts.

 Selection Criteria: 

  1. Excellent academic performance
  2. Promise for contributing to nation’s future workforce as judged by career plans
  3. Evidence of interest in Earth system science and hands-on research
  4. Geographic, gender and ethnic diversity
  5. Ability to perform in teams


Submit to: 

Rick Shetter, NSERC Director 

Center for People and the Environment, University of North Dakota 

4149 University Avenue, Stop 9011 

Grand Forks, ND 58202-9011 

More information can be found at, or by telephoning Mr. Shetter at (701) 330-2126. 

 Or submit electronically to: