Tulane University LS-LAMP Summer Research Program
The Tulane LS-LAMP Summer Undergraduate Research Training Program, May 24 - July 30, 2010, is a ten-week program of directed research and training in research methods. Students work in their area of interest with university researchers and present a project at the concluding LS-LAMP Symposium in August.
Program components and areas of research include:
- Areas of research: Biomedical Engineering, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Medicine and Physiology, Physiology, and Chemistry.
- Faculty-mentored research, training in graduate research methods, including library research, use of computers, scientific methods and experimental design.
- GRE preparation, and applying to graduate school.
- Presentation of research results.
- Field trips to research facilities.
- Social activities.
Students also participate in weekly group sessions which focus on graduate school admission requirements, career opportunities, and research presentation.
Each participant receives a $3,000 summer stipend (meals not included),
on-campus housing, travel allowance for students traveling from a university outside of the New Orleans / Baton Rouge area. Tulane LS-LAMP Summer Research Training Program is supported by the National Science Foundation, Board of Regents Support Fund, and Tulane University.
The Tulane LS-LAMP Summer Research Training Program is open to minority undergraduate students who are enrolled at a Louisiana college or university and are interested in pursuing a career in science, engineering, or mathematics. Students must meet the following criteria:
- Belong to one of the following racial/ethnic groups: Black (not Hispanic), Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Be a Sophomore, Junior, or first semester Senior at time of application.
- Have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
- Possess aptitude and motivation for advanced study in sciences.
Each participant is required to complete the entire ten week-program. The research objectives of the program are substantial and require full-time student commitment. At the end of ten weeks, each participant is required to submit a written report describing his/her research and give an oral presentation. Participants must attend all required group sessions, lectures, and social events.
Application Deadline - CLOSED
2010 Summer program dates: May 24, 2010 - July 30, 2010.
Online Application Form
For more information please contact the Tulane University
605 Lindy Boggs Building - Uptown Campus
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 314-7692
Fax: (504) 865-6768