Cornell University Paid Summer Research Opportunity

Posted by on December 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Cornell University LSAMP REU is accepting applications!

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

12 June – 12 August 2016

Program Description

CU LSAMP-REU is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons.
Undergraduate students interested in gaining a deeper understanding in an engineering-related field have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week duration under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor.

Through this one-on-one partnership, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. CU LSAMP-REU was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).



CU LSAMP-REU Offers:   

  • A research stipend of $4,000
  • A round-trip travel stipend up to $300 for students living outside of Ithaca, NY
  • A double room in a residential hall
  • A campus bus pass or a campus parking pass
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computer/study lounges, etc.

Application Deadline:

15 FEBRUARY 2016

Visit CU LSAMP REU for more information about the program and to apply.



1) Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Native Pacific Islander

2) Must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

3) Have completed at least two (2) semesters of college

4) Have at least two (2) semesters remaining of undergraduate education at the start of the summer program
Note: Participants may not take courses during CU LSAMP REU.


The Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition

Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Benjamin and David Scharps Legal Essay Competition is open to juniors and seniors at state-operated campuses who are interested in legal issues, or are interested in pursuing a career in the legal field. The topic of this year’s essay competition is “A Constitutional Conundrum: Search Drones and the Fourth Amendment.”

One award SUNY wide of $1,500 will be presented to the student who has written the best 2,000 word essay describing the role and relevance of law in dealing with a current legal issue. A second award of $1,000 will be presented to the runner-up.

The internal UB application deadline is January 4, 2016. 
To be considered, contact Elizabeth Colucci, Coordinator of Nationally Competitive Fellowships & Scholarships, for an application at





SURC SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary event hosted each spring semester by a different SUNY institution. SURC brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (ranging from panel presentations, artistic displays, and poster presentations), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Graduate School and career fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty.

All undergraduate students engaged in research and their mentors across SUNY & CUNY are invited to attend!

Submit your research proposal online by February 5, 2015 Find applications here!