• The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Systems Biology Consortium<http://www.csbconsortium.org/> and Physical Sciences in Oncology Network<http://www.physics.cancer.gov/> are offering rising Junior and Senior undergraduates with outstanding research potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors from NCI-supported institutions for an 8-week summer fellowship. The 2017 summer research program is designed specifically for students to gain experience in the interdisciplinary fields of systems biology and physical oncology. Students who are especially interested in cancer research careers are encouraged to apply. Opportunities are available at 14 research institutions<https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/SummerProgram/Project.aspx> across the United States. Stipend, housing, and travel to and from the host institution are covered by NCI. Additionally, students will convene at the NIH in Bethesda, MD, mid-way through the summer to present their research and network with their peers.

    Detailed information about the program and application instructions can be found at: https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/SummerProgram/.

    The application deadline is February 16, 2018.

    Please distribute the attached flyer to undergraduates who might be interested in this exciting opportunity. Don’t hesitate to contact myself (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>) or Erin Wetzel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>) if you have any questions about the program.
  • We thought the high school students attendees at this event would be interested in the STEM Scholarship opportunity from Athena. Every spring, five Athena Pinnacle Scholarships are awarded to high-school senior class women planning to enter a four-year university with the goal of a career in the sciences, math, or engineering. Outstanding applicants are well-rounded women who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in school organizations, and community involvement.

    The deadline to apply is March  5, 2018. See link for detailed info on the Athena Pinnacle scholarship and application process: http://www.athenasd.org/how-to-apply .

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