Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Undergraduate Summer Program at Oklahoma State University

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring a brand new summer program in 2011.  The focus of the program is the biological basis of human and animal behavior.  The goal of this program is to provide 12 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of human and animal behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects.  Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D. level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research. The program will run from June 4 through July 31, 2011, and all needed information may be found at:  . The application deadline is March 15, 2011. Students will live in dorms and receive a stipend of $500 per week for eight weeks.  There will be 10 mentors who are eager to work with students on research; five mentors work with animals and five mentors work with humans. Students may contact mentors for more information about their research before they submit an application. Mentors are listed on the Web site.  Students who have any general questions can contact Sheila Kennison at