Advanced Summer Research Scholarships

IU Undergraduate Research (IUUR) and the Office of Engaged Learning (OEL) invite applications for Advanced Summer Research Scholarships.
These awards are designed to allow undergraduate researchers to spend their summers undertaking original research or creative projects. Full-time IU students majoring in any field are eligible. Awardees will receive a stipend of up to $3,200.

Applicants will be evaluated on a) the quality, feasibility, and significance of their proposed projects and b) their preparedness to carry them out, as demonstrated in the cover letter and faculty support statement.
Recipients are expected to present their work at the Engaged Learning Summer Poster Session on July 25 at Wells Library.

Applications should include:
1. An overview (2-3pp) of the proposed research project, including: a. Project title b. Background information c. Research questions d. Overview of methodology/approach e. Timeline for completing the project, including projected hours applicant will commit to the project over the summer f. Description of research products (such as poster, draft of article, screenplay) to be completed by end of summer 2. A cover letter describing the applicant’s motivation, prior research experiences, and qualifications for carrying out the proposed project. 3. A statement of support from a faculty mentor.

Review for summer 2019 begins May 1.

Please send the above materials as a single .pdf file to with “application for Advanced Summer Research Scholarship” as the subject line.

Following the award period, we ask students to submit a) a reflection essay (750-1,000 words) describing how this experience has impacted their professional development and b) at least one photo of their experience. By submitting the above essay and photos to, recipients give IUUR and OEL permission to share their photos and quotes on our websites. If you would prefer not to have your story featured, please indicate that when submitting your essay and photos.

Undergraduate Student Job – Protein Chemistry and Automated X-ray Crystallography

The Biophysical and Biochemistry Instrumentation Facility (PBIF) jointly with the Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CAF) are seeking a highly talented and motivated undergraduate student preferably freshmen or sophomore to perform several tasks related to the daily functioning of both facilities such as: automated and manual dispensing of commercial screens, crystallography screenings, sample preparation and measurement, routine checking of instrumentation and general organization in both facilities. Students who aim to pursue either a PhD program or industry position after college are very encouraged to apply.

PBIF and CAF are located into Simon Hall building and they receive hundreds of users monthly. Both are equipped with state-of-art instrumentation facilitating research for many groups in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments. Experience in the instrumentation is not expected, however motivation and multi-tasks skills are very welcome. Also, some computational skills are preferred such as: Microsoft Office use and Dream Weaver experience. Working hours are completely flexible but a total of 10 hours per week are expected to perform satisfactorily the job. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

If you are interested in gaining experience in cutting-edge technologies in Protein Chemistry and Biophysical Instrumentation do not hesitate to apply.  A one-page resume summarizing your skills and motivation should be emailed to Dr. Giovanni Gonzalez-Gutierrez at For further information about the facilities visit the webpages and .

University of Wisconsin Graduate Program Preview Weekend

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Chemistry is hosting a graduate program early preview weekend on Sept 12-15, 2019 called CHOPs (CHemistry OPportunities), to showcase the exciting research, great facilities, and collaborative atmosphere of the Department of Chemistry, as well as the vibrant city of Madison. CHOPs is an all-expense paid trip that gives potential applicants an opportunity to visit Madison and the Department before applying to graduate school.

CHOPs weekend activities include the following:

·      “Life in Graduate School” presentation by current graduate students

·      Faculty research presentations

·      Facility tours

·      Individual meetings with faculty

·      Poster session with current graduate students

·      Presentation about applying to graduate schools

·      Tour of Madison

·      Interaction with current graduate students

·      Interaction with CHOPs program alumni

Please forward this information on to any students who would benefit from the CHOPs program. Preference for this program will be given to students from underrepresented backgrounds, from low-income homes, who are first-generation college students, and who will start the chemistry PhD program in fall 2020. Learn more about the program at


Please contact me with any questions or concerns at  I look forward to receiving your application on or before the May 18, 2019 deadline.

STEM Student Survey

Please consider participating in this research study to determine the climate in IUB Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) courses. The researchers are specifically interested in knowing whether students in these courses have experienced bias, microaggressions, or other behaviors that made them feel that they do not belong in STEM classes at IUB.

To participate, please complete this anonymous survey ( before May 1, 2019. It should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

AMWA Health Professionals Brunch

The American Medical Women’s Association is hosting a Health Professionals Brunch on April 20 from 11am-1pm in the IMU Georgian Room. The brunch will be with Dr. Dukes and Dr. Woods, who will be giving a talk called “Women in Medicine: Loving the Work We Do!” This event will be with them and fellow medical school students and is a great opportunity to network! For non-AMWA members, the cost of the event is $5. Dress is business casual.


When: Saturday, April 20 from 11am-1pm

Where: IMU Georgian Room

Link to RSVP:

Please contact or with any questions.

Calling all Undergraduate Women of Color!

Ever wanted to be a part of a community with other women of color who’ve decided to pursue a graduate or undergraduate degree in the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields at IU?

If yes, I’d like to invite you to participate in the 2019-2020 I CAN PERSIST STEM initiative. This comprehensive research-based program is designed to promote academic persistence among women of color enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programs in STEM programs at Indiana University.

At the core of this comprehensive year-long initiative is a belief in the old adage that “it takes a village…”. This program leverages the collective power of minority women at all educational levels, including those currently employed as STEM professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as high school girls. The ICP STEM Initiative aims to provide visibility to successful STEM professionals who identify as women of color, access to informal mentorship, invaluable educational and career resources, and above all else, a sense of community.

If you choose to participate in this program you will have the opportunity to gain a host of skills that would advance your professional and career development. Specifically, you will get the opportunity to:

·         Gain support and solidarity from other women of color who’ve chosen to pursue a STEM field

·         Skills and strategies to increase career preparedness

·         Enhanced Science Communication, Curriculum, & Design skills

·         Engagement in science outreach with high school girls of color

·         Access to models of resilience (i.e., STEM female professionals of color) who are willing to share their strategies of success (e.g., navigating microaggressions, owning your voice, networking, etc.)

·         Access to informal mentorship


Priority Deadline – April 22 at 5pm


We encourage you to apply before this deadline!

For more information, feel free to watch our Video, check out our website, or email me at with any questions.

Graduate Programs in Marine and Atmospheric Science

PhD and MS Opportunities at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School can be found here:  All opportunities may not be listed (check back for more updates throughout the semester). If interested in applying, some faculty will take students on without having an Assistantship listed. Always a good idea to contact faculty!

Master of Professional Science (take the same courses as Ph.D. and MS students, but instead of a thesis/dissertation, you do an internship/research in the field with organizations such as NOAA, NPS, NGOs, etc. and 94% of students have a job in the field 6 months after graduation) applications are open through July 1st for Fall 2019 start:


Degree Programs

o    Applied Remote Sensing

o    Aquaculture

o    Broadcast Meteorology

o    Coastal Zone Management

o    Exploration Science

o    Fisheries Management and Conservation

o    Marine Conservation

o    Marine Mammal Science

o    Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Analytics

o    Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management

o    Underwater Archaeology

o    Climate and Society

o    Weather Forecasting


Potential students can apply to both Ph.D./MS and MPS degrees (no extra costs). Just make sure to click the button inside the PhD/MS application. Applications can be found here: