Undergrad Applicants Sought for Research Fellowships
Areas Include Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering
Sept. 30, 2008
UT Dallas is accepting applications for fully paid undergraduate research fellowships under the Green Fellowships program.
Research areas include biological chemistry, molecular biology and biomedical engineering. The list of students chosen for research during the spring semester will be announced by Oct. 31.
The program, in its third year, is offered jointly by UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and The University of Texas at Dallas.
The Green Fellows program is an opportunity for UT Dallas students to learn firsthand about the postgraduate environment, getting experience in modern research techniques. Students in the semester-long Green Fellows program train under UT Southwestern faculty members.
Green Fellows students receive $3,500 stipends and take no classes so that they can devote all of their time to their research projects. “We don't want them distracted for an entire semester,” said Dr. A. Dean Sherry, director of the Advanced Imaging Research Center and co-director of the Green Fellows program.
Participants in last year’s program presented their work in a poster session in the spring.
“I would recommend this program to my peers who want to see whether they
would like to pursue research in the future,” said Nina Akbar, a pre-medical student and Green Fellow. “I think that the Green Fellowship is a significant commitment that helps direct you towards choosing a career in science.”
For more information, go to the Green Fellows program site.
“I loved science and knew I wanted to be an actual scientist rather than a person that just wrote about it. I had participated in a research project with my organic chemistry professor and was intrigued with the opportunity offered by the Green Fellowship Program.
“Research is the perfect career for people who like to ask "why"? You read or hear something that raises a question in your mind and then you brainstorm on the best way to answer your question. It is creative, dynamic and exciting.”