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Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities

Center for Injury Biomechanics at Wake Forest University

  • The Center for Injury Biomechanics at Wake Forest University is offering several summer research opportunities in Biomedical Engineering.
  • Students selected will receive a stipend.
  • The research internships are offered for a period from mid-May to mid-August with beginning and end dates that are flexible to accommodate the student’s school schedule.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences

  • This program is sponsored by the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Pressure Institute.
  • Provides research opportunities for under-represented minorities or students from disadvantaged backgrounds (live in rural areas, first generation college student).
  • Students must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States in good academic standing.
  • 8 - 9 week program during the summer months.
  • Focus is on research training in the cardiovascular sciences with mentoring by medical school faculty.
  • Hands-on laboratory research, a journal club, and a lecture series which includes presentations by faculty and guest speakers.
  • Poster presentation to showcase summer research.
  • Students receive a stipend, free housing on the Reynolda campus, and are reimbursed for transportation costs to and from Winston-Salem. 
  • Application deadline for the Summer 2014 -  February 10, 2014.  Program start date is May 28, 2014.

WFIRM Summer Scholars Program

  • This program is sponsored by the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
  • Areas of focus for WFIRM projects include biomaterials, cell and molecular biology, physiology, biomedical engineering, controlled delivery, biochemistry, cell and gene therapy, and tissue engineering.
  • The main objectives of the program are to expose students to a multidisciplinary research environment that is driven by clinical needs, provide training in a strong team environment, and facilitate the education of the next generation of scientists and clinicians.
  • The program provides a competitive stipend to undergraduate science and engineering students.
  • Program participants are asked to work 10-12 weeks during the summer months (start and ending times are flexible).