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This conference is aimed at offering undergraduates the opportunity to gain experience communicating their research or creative scholarship while engaging faculty and other students.
REU- Microbiology is a 10-week summer research training program for undergraduates that focuses on a wide range of microbiological phenomena. The program integrates the application of state-of-the-art genome-based technologies for fundamental and applied research projects in microbiology.
The NSF-REU site Microbiology in the Post Genome Era provides an opportunity for students to perform independent research. Students can choose to work with a mentor from over 30 participating Virginia Tech laboratories. Student-run committees manage many of the on-site activities. Participants will receive assistance with the graduate school application process including GRE preparation. The site coordinates visits to companies and laboratories. Students will also give poster and oral presentations about their research.
Each of the students in the program will receive a $5,000 fellowship, round trip travel allowance to Blacksburg, VA, on-campus housing and meals. Students are expected to do full-time research as well as participate in all site activities.
Virginia Tech is offering competitive financial awards of up to $2,000 to support undergraduate research projects or creative works within any of the academic disciplines.
What Is Undergraduate Research?
According to the national Council on Undergraduate Research, undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.