Volume 08| March 23 2021
Weekly Update | UROP @ Georgia Tech
The Georgia Tech Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is excited to share new on and off campus research opportunities with students to help get hands-on experience for their future careers.

Interested in learning more about Undergraduate Research Opportunities? Click here to visit the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program website.

On-campus Events and Activities
Interested in applying to present at the Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium? Wondering how to make a poster or oral presentation?

Come learn about the different ways researchers communicate their work with the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors! We'll be going over how to write an abstract for conference applications, examples of great research posters, and tips for oral presentations. This is a great workshop for anyone who's planning on applying to present at the 2021 Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium. Come by our workshop on Thursday, March 25th from 11am - 12pm!

We invite you to apply to present your research at the 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium. The deadline is Friday, March 26th. This is Georgia Tech's largest undergraduate research colloquium and is a great opportunity for you to share your research with classmates and faculty from all over campus.

Prizes and financial awards are given for the following:
  • Top poster and oral presenters from each college
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research (OUR) from each college
  • Top presenters who have participated or are currently in the Explore Living Learning Community Program
In addition, we will be hosting two workshops designed to help you showcase your work in the best way possible. You can register for either Tuesday, April 13 at 11 AM [VIRTUAL] OR Thursday, April 15 at 11 AM [IN-PERSON] by clicking here. At this interactive workshop with the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors, you will hear from your peers on how to best present your research.
The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (URA) are a group of dedicated and distinguished undergraduate students who are committed to providing mentorship by helping students find research opportunities, improve communication skills, and gain access to valuable resources for undergraduate research at Georgia Tech. URA also provides its members with a network of support within the research community, social activities, and connections to our growing group of alumni. 
If you are passionate about research and want to help other students find opportunities and improve their research skills, apply to be a Research Ambassador! Apply HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y47ykmgb

URA application is due March 28, 2021 11:59 PM
Recommendation letter for the application is due March 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM.
Funding Opportunities
The GTFWC Scholarship Program is pleased to award scholarships to deserving GT undergraduates who have a parent or guardian employed by Georgia Tech - the children of our Georgia Tech "family". For the academic year 2021-22, up to 6 scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded. In August of 2021, the Foundation will transfer the scholarship funds to the GT Financial Aid Office for disbursement to recipients for GT expenses: tuition, fees, books, and/or room and board.

Application Deadline is March 26, 2021
Internship Opportunities
The Van Andel Institute (VAI) offers a research internship program designed to provide medical students the opportunity to work closely with a research mentor on a project exploring the cellular, molecular, and genetic basis of human disease. The goal of this program is to introduce medical students to the concepts and practice of design, implementation, interpretation, and presentation of basic biomedical research.

Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from December 2020 through March 2021.
Research Opportunities
The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) fund promising undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology during the early part of their college careers. SURF recipients must present their research at ASPB's annual Plant Biology meeting in the year following the fellowship award.

Applications are due by March 28, 2021 (11:59 PM EST)
GTRI'S Advanced War-fighting Technologies Division in the Advanced Concepts Laboratory seeks qualified candidates for the position of Counter Biological Threat Researcher. The role of this position is to apply technical skills to support the development and assessment of technologies and concepts to detect, characterize, and mitigate biological threats.

The job involves leading and supporting research projects to deliver tailored solutions to project sponsors for both national security and public health applications

Applications close March 31, 2021
The Bioprocessing Summer Undergraduate Internship Training and Education BSUITE) program for undergraduate research in bioprocessing and bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, provides an opportunity for participants to obtain valuable experience through team projects based on bioprocessing for the production of monoclonal antibodies, enzymes, vaccines, and cell and gene therapy.

During this program, participants will learn about technical and regulatory considerations for biopharmaceutical production, including biotechnology and cell line engineering, cell growth, product purification, viral controls, and quality systems.

Application due March 31, 2021
The UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offer upper division undergraduate students with outstanding academic potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The programs are designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Opportunities are available in virtually all academic fields (e.g., arts, humanities, social science, life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, etc.)

All application materials and supporting documents must be received by March 31, 2021 unless otherwise stated in the program description.
The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) Systems Engineering Research Division (SERD) seek Graduate Research Assistants who are well-versed in systems engineering and strategic decision support for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position in the Methods and Analysis Development Branch (MADB) for summer 2021.

Resume submissions close April 1st, 2021.
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Click here to visit our website and find out about more research opportunities and the staff that make it possible!