Biochemistry

  • Undergraduate Program Opportunities

    Bowen Science Building 3

    The Department of Biochemistry regularly gets announcements from organizations outside the University describing opportunities for undergraduates. These include opportunities for research experience (including summer research programs), education, or professional development. This message board lists these announcements as we receive them. For more information, please contact the website or individual listed.

    Latham Fellowship Opportunity

    The Latham Fellowship is a new opportunity for undergraduate student researchers sponsored by the Latham Science Engagement Initiative.

    Latham Fellows develop skills to convey complex concepts effectively to varied audiences:
    - Communicate science in the public sphere
    - Work in interdisciplinary settings
    - Demonstrate the "broader impact" of scientific research
    - Strengthen future career and/or award application

    Students selected for the Latham Fellows program will complete two courses, design and implement an outreach project, and participate in a year-end event that will highlight their achievements. Upon completion of the program, fellows will receive $500 in recognition of their efforts.

    Requirements:
    - Rising sophomore, junior or senior standing
    - GPA > 3.0
    - Interested in the importance of communicating science in the public sphere

    For more information and to apply, visit http://latham.uiowa.edu/

    Priority application deadline is May 15th.

    The Latham Science Engagement Initiative and Fellowship Program was established through the generous donation of Robert J. and Sue B. Latham, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The program is based in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and will enhance research opportunities for selected undergraduate students.

    Free Webinars on Professional Development, Mentoring, and Diversity Topics for Students

    The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is offering free webinars this spring and summer, covering a variety of topics.  Please register for each webinar separately to ensure you receive webinar connection information.

    Funding your Graduate Education 
    Information for students on different funding options for graduate school including fixed and portable funding sources, tips and strategies for applying to funding opportunities, and an overview of the basic differences between the undergraduate and graduate experience. 
    June 17th 3pm Eastern 
    Click here to register: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/webinarregistration.aspx?eventID=EVE-20150617-01

    How to Succeed in your Graduate Program 
    Information for students on making the most of your graduate program including key strategies for academic success, developing a support system, mentoring and professional development resources and preparing for a postdoctoral position. 
    July 15th 3pm Eastern 
    Click here to register: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/webinarregistration.aspx?eventID=EVE-20150715-01

    Fellowship applications and personal statements 
    Tips on completing successful applications including personal statements and research statements, with examples of strong and weak statements, and advice from guest speakers. 
    August 5th 3pm Eastern 
    Click here to register: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/webinarregistration.aspx?eventID=EVE-20150805-01

    Summer Research and Graduate Funding Opportunities 

    In an effort to promote resources for students in STEM, the Institute for Broadening Participation provides current information on education and career training opportunities. This includes paid summer research experiences for undergraduates, graduate fellowships, mentoring, professional development opportunities, and post-doctoral opportunities. To learn more about these opportunities and to sign up to receive information on funding programs, please visit www.pathwaystoscience.org.  
     
    For Undergraduates: 
    Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:
    Over 800 programs - REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads
    http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

    For Financial Support in Graduate School: 
    Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines:
    http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

    For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships: 
    http://intern.nasa.gov

    For tips on applying and associated resources: 
    http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/toolbox.aspx

    For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences: 
    http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/oceanscience.aspx

    For opportunities specifically in Engineering: 
    http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

    Tutoring Opportunity

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    • Are fantastic teachers and have experience teaching others.
    • Are academically curious and intelligent.
    • Attend or have graduated from University of Iowa as either an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student.

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    Interested in Working Abroad? Check out Going Global

    Going Global is an online international employment resource offered by Pomerantz Career Center for student use. If you are looking for a job or internship abroad, utilize the country and city guides and jobs/internships search feature. If you are an international student seeking information on employment in the U.S., use the H-1B database to research companies that have filed for employment visa sponsorship in the past year and check out the U.S. country guide. Note: You must create a personal account while on campus (click on the link in the upper right corner of the Going Global homepage), then you can log in to use it anytime, anywhere. https://online.goinglobal.com/ or through your HireaHawk.com account.  

    Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine

    Faculty at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed an extensive compilation of internships in scientific research and medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-doc and gradaute students, which can be accessed at the link above.

    Postings on this website are not necessarily endorsed by the Biochemistry Department or the University of Iowa. They are intended for the use of Biochemistry Majors at the University of Iowa.