December 13, 2013

Summer 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at UT-Knoxville will once again offer a special REU program for undergraduates interested in hands-on scientific research experience. The broad focus is on Sensing and Signaling in Biological Systems. The team of REU faculty represent multiple modern scientific disciplines including cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, physical chemistry, and computational biology.

REU Fellowships will be awarded to qualified students on a competitive basis. Each Fellowship will include a $5,000 stipend as well as an allowance for cost of living, travel (up to $500), and research supplies. Rising-sophomores and rising-juniors with science majors are strongly encourage to apply. Underrepresented minorities, women, and first generation college students are also strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a US citizen or a permanent resident. The application deadline for Summer 2014 is February 28, 2014.

For more information and to apply online, visit or email

December 6, 2013

Berglund Seminar: Screening of “Girl Rising” on January 23

Girl Rising, is being shown on campus on January 23, 2014, at 7 pm.  It will be shown in the new Academic Learning Center (room TBA).  ASPiRE will provide light snacks.  Local community partners working in the areas of education and empowerment of young women will be there to meet and talk to students after the film.  This event is free of charge and open to all students.  Honors students may attend this event for Berglund credit and should see the honors representative at the end of the discussion portion.

December 3, 2013

Deadline Reminder: Abstract Submissions to NCUR due December 6!

This is a reminder that abstract submissions to the 2014 National Conference of Undergraduate Research are due by this Friday, December 6, 2013.

Undergraduate students may submit abstracts for posters, oral presentations, and creative and performing arts presentations. NCUR is a multi-disciplinary conference for bright, motivated, and talented students, who come from all types of institutions including research universities, community colleges, comprehensive universities, and private liberal arts colleges. This conference is an opportunity for students to present research to peers, receive feedback from faculty from other institutions, network with graduate school representatives, and hear from inspiring plenary speakers. The 2014 conference is being hosted at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY.

For more information and to submit an abstract, visit

2014 Summer Internship with the U.S. Department of Energy

Apply today for a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the largest science energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Areas of research include materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology, and national security.

This 10-week, paid internships runs from June 2, 2014 to August 8, 2014. Students will be engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist or engineer. A $500 stipend per week will be provided, with limited travel reimbursement and/or housing allowance available for those who qualify. To be eligible, you must: be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S. institution AND have completed at least one year as an undergraduate (at the time of application; credits obtained in high school cannot be applied to meet this minimum); be at least 18 years of age; be a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident; have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Note: the internship requires a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) onsite at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The application deadline is January 10, 2014 at 5:00pm EST. Apply online now at email with questions or for more additional information!

Auctus is Looking for New Staff: Apply Today

Auctus is now accepting applications for staff and editor positions for the next submission cycle. You may apply for the following positions:

  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Managing Editor
  • Associate Managing Editor
  • Section Editors
  • Associate Section Editors
  • Copy Editors
  • Reviewers
  • Resource Editor
  • Lead Designer
  • Associate Designer
  • News + Noteworthy Editor
  • News + Noteworthy Editor for Social Media
  • News + Noteworthy Associate Editor
  • News + Noteworthy Staff

Applicants seeking editorial positions will be invited for interviews in early Spring 2014. The deadline to submit your application is January 15, 2014. For role descriptions and to submit an online application, please visit