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Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Our PIRE grant, along with the UNLV REU in Environmental Microbiology, provides 10-week summer opportunities for undergraduates. All students participate in a one-week intensive culture and language preparatory course at UNLV prior to traveling to China. Students may participate in a PIRE meeting and field trip to Tengchong but will spend the majority of time working hand-in-hand with Chinese collaborators on PIRE research at one of our partner institutions. Students will participate in weekly meetings with their Chinese advisor and Skype meetings with a US PIRE advisor. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research at a scientific colloquium such as the UNLV Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) annual meeting. In addition, all students will be strongly encouraged to present their research at a national or international conference. Students will receive a $5,000 stipend. Housing and travel will be covered by the grant. First generation college students and members of an underrepresented group are strongly encouraged to apply. This opportunity is normally only open to researchers in PIRE labs.

Applications are OPEN for summer 2014. Applications are due January 12, 2014. Decisions will be made within four weeks.

Download the application.

For more information, contact Dr. Kurt Regner at kurt.regner@unlv.edu.