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Preprofessional Opportunities

George Washington University


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: Washington, DC Washington D.C.
Deadline: Mid March


Bonnie Yiu Ho

Department of Biological Sciences 2023 G St. NW, Lisner Hall Rm. 340 Washington, DC 20052



Candidates must be in their senior year of undergraduate study or have graduated within the last twelve months from an accredited US college or university. Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in medical, law, or graduate school programs.


The Research Experience for Undergraduates, a program sponsored by The National Science Foundation, starts with a week-long hands-on introduction to molecular biology techniques and then a ten-week mentored research internship in laboratories.  The research is aimed at fundamental questions in Biology that cut across the disciplines of Anthropology, Biology, Computer Science, Materials Physics and Materials Chemistry.  Students will be engaged in interdisciplinary ideas through discussions with participating faculty about their on-going research, scientific career options and ethics.

A total of 4-5 students, selected from community colleges and universities from across the country, who aspire to pursue research careers in the life, computational, and physical sciences will be selected.