These summer research opportunities are open to Macalester students only.
Developmental Biology Research Opportunity at the University of Arizona
Study heart cell development and differentiation in Tucson in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of Arizona. No previous research experience required. US citizenship is not required. The group will be taking 2-3 students for Summer 2017. Applications for this opportunity closed at 5:00PM on Monday, February 13, 2017. Read more information about the application process.
Food and Drug Administration - Center for Devices and Radiological Health Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories
Our regulatory research is focused on electromagnetic compatibility and wireless coexistence of medical devices. Examples of medical devices we study include pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), implantable neurostimulators, insulin pumps, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS). Our work investigates electromagnetic interference on such medical devices from various sources of electromagnetic radiation. We do this using laboratory based electromagnetic experiments. You can visit the FDA web page for more information.
To apply for this opportunity, please read the Information and Application Form and follow the direction. Applications were due at 5:00pm, February 28.
Applied Genomics Research Opportunity at the University of Minnesota
Students will work in agronomic, physiological, and bioinformatic aspects of plant science in the lab of Dr Candy Hirsch in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota. Reading and discussion of relevant literature, as well as presentation of experimental progress and results during group meetings, will be an important part of the lab work. Because Dr. Hirsch’s goal is to mentor women in science, students identifying as female will be given top priority for this fellowship opportunity. Applications for this opportunity closed at 5:00PM on Monday, February 13, 2017. Information about the opportunity.
Macalester HHMI Research Initiative-Data Scientists (MHRI-DS)
Data Scientists will work with Macalester faculty or with faculty from another institution on research in a variety of areas that involve large or complex data sets. Data Scientists are typically rising juniors or seniors in the natural sciences, math, computer science or geography. Applications for this opportunity closed at 5:00PM on Monday, February 13, 2017. Information about the opportunity.
Macalester HHMI Research Initiative-Data Scientists at the IVPU, MN Dept of Health
The mission of the Injury and Violence Prevention Unit (IVPU) at the MN Department of Health (MDH) is to strengthen Minnesota's communities in injury and violence prevention. There will be two students selected to work at the IVPU during the summer of 2017. The undergraduate students will learn about methods of public health surveillance and epidemiologic investigations and studies, and how principles of computation and data management operate in a public health setting. The students will participate in public health surveillance and studies, performing statistical analysis. Applications for this opportunity closed at 5:00PM on Monday, February 13, 2017. Information about the opportunity.
Macalester HHMI Research Initiative-Young Researchers (MHRI-YR)
Young Researchers will work together in the labs of two professors from the Science Division. The goal is to build confidence and prepare students for competitive research positions later in their time at Macalester. The work will involve mastering several laboratory techniques (e.g. primer design, PCR, plasmid purification, restriction enzyme digests, agarose electrophoresis, bacterial transformation). Students from all social, ethnic, racial, and financial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications for this opportunity closed at 5:00PM on Monday, February 13, 2017. Go to the HHMI Young Researchers web site to learn more about the opportunity.
Academic Health Sciences Summer Research Program (AHSSRP)
The Academic Health Sciences Summer Research Program is a collaborative program between Macalester and the University of Minnesota. Macalester students work in the lab of physician-scientists at the U of MN for 10 weeks. The program focuses on students who are considering careers in medicine, biomedical research, pharmacy, dentistry or a combination of those fields. U.S. citizenship is not required for application to this program. Applications for this opportunity closed at 5:00PM on Monday, February 13, 2017. AHSSRP Application Information.
Jan Serie Fellowship
The Jan Serie Fund was created to support student-faculty collaborative research and is awarded as a fellowship to provide stipend support for students doing full time research during the summer in any area of natural science or math. Research may take place at Macalester or another site. Serie Research Fellowship web page and application
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation supports research opportunities for promising Macalester students who intend to pursue a career in scientific research. Beckman Scholars receive generous support for research during two consecutive summers and the intervening academic year as well as funds for research supplies and travel. Check back later for more information.