Truman State University has an excellent tradition of undergraduate research in biology. All biology faculty members are active scholars who value the partnership of students in research.
You can learn many lessons by doing research in biology—about the science itself, and also about close collaboration with others, time management, and taking personal responsibility to name just a few. And, of course, you will discover how well you like the research process—the joys and sorrows of the act of testing and deepening our understanding of the living world.
The research process is central to a number of careers in biology. If you are contemplating such a career, it is wise to explore the research experience in detail.
Research Opportunities for Biology Students
Biology students can conduct collaborative research with Truman faculty during the summer and may apply for funding through the TruScholars or Grants-In-Aid of Scholarship or Research. Our math biology minor provides students with biological research projects involving more complex mathematics.
Marine Ecology Research
Dr. LaRoy Brandt will host a research team focused on marine ecology along the Meso-American Barrier Reef in Belize in May-June 2014. For more information, contact Dr. Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
External Summer Research Programs
- National Science Foundation
Offers many undergraduate research programs in many subdisciplines of the life and physical sciences.
- Stowers Summer Scholars
Provides an invaluable laboratory experience for serious science students who are interested in learning more about graduate school and a future in academic research.
- Saint Louis University 2014 Doisy Undergraduate Biochemistry Scholar Summer Research Program
The application is now open.
- ATSU Clinician Researcher Development Program
Provides practical experience for careers in biomedical sciences.
- University of Missouri-Columbia Summer Research Internships
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- Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
- Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Internship Program
Provides opportunities for qualified undergraduate students to receive hands-on experience in a real-world setting that prepares them to become part of tomorrow's workforce.
- University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Summer Research Program
Students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.
- University of Iowa Undergraduate MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program)
The MSTP selects for talented students who plan to obtain the PhD degree while in medical school.
- DOW AgroSciences
R&D internships are available in several chemistry, biology and computer science related disciplines, including, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, plant breeding, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, engineering (chemical, biological, material, or optical) and informatics (bio and chem). R&D opportunities include both laboratory-based and field station research positions. Contact Karen Richardson for more information.
- Janelia Undergraduate Scholars Program
The Janelia Farm Research Campus occupies 689 wooded acres along the Potomac River and supports a diverse community of scientists and staff. Applications are due January 15.
- Department of Homeland Security Summer Internship Program
Deadline was Jan 6, 2014.
- National Great Rivers Research and Education Center
Offers internships in environmental sciences.
- Ecological Society of America/SEEDS Fellowships
Offers ecology internships
- Society for Conservation Biology
Offers many summer jobs and internships.
- TAMU Jobs Board
Ecological job-related websites.
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