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University of Missouri 2023 Summer Research Program
March 20, 2023

The University of Missouri (MU) is hosting a new National Science Foundation REU Site centered on the scientific theme of Close Relationships.  This nine-week summer program (8 students per summer) is centered on the interdisciplinary, lifespan developmental, and diverse nature…

Congratulations to Austin Davis and Ella Gantman for Winning the 2023 Pyne Prize!
Feb. 25, 2023

Class of 2023 members Austin Davis and Ella Gantman are the co-winners of the Pyne Prize

Austin Davis is a history major who has made lasting contributions to…

Alumni Willow Dalehite and Ben Weissenbach awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Feb. 20, 2023

Congratulations to Princeton University alumni Willow Dalehite of the Class of 2022 and Bennett Weissenbach of the Class of 2020, who will head to the University of Cambridge in the fall as recipients of Gates Cambridge Scholarships. Dalehite and Weissenbach are among 23 U.S. winners of the scholarship.


Willow Dalehite …
Senior Aneesha Manocha Receives Kanders Churchill Scholarship for Science Policy
Feb. 14, 2023

Congratulations to senior Aneesha Manocha, who will be heading to Cambridge with a Kanders Churchill Scholarship for science policy!

The electrical and computer engineering major will pursue a master’s in public policy. She said she looks forward to learning how to communicate energy systems research effectively to policymakers,…

Princeton Science Writing Internship
Feb. 14, 2023

Interested in writing about scientific research at Princeton for a broader audience? Apply to be the Princeton University Office of the Dean's Research intern! Besides having responsibilities reading scientific papers to interviewing faculty, you will have various professional development opportunities in science journalism and research…

Yale Intercollegiate Symposium 2023
Feb. 13, 2023

The Yale Undergraduate Research Symposium (YURS) is hosting its intercollegiate symposium from April 15-16, 2023!

The symposium aims to support collaboration among various undergraduate populations and explore the intersection between research and liberal arts. There will be a poster board competition with cash prizes for winners…

Applications are Open for the Stanford Research Conference 2023!
Feb. 1, 2023

SRC is Stanford Undergraduate Research Association’s annual research conference that serves as a forum for undergraduates from all over the country to present their work, connect with other researchers, and hear from distinguished leaders in the research community. The tenth annual SRC will be held April 7 to 8, 2023 …

Summer Undergraduate Research Program - New York Blood Center
Jan. 18, 2023
NYBC Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Program Description 

Students selected to participate in the LFKRI-Summer Undergraduate…
Arielle Rivera: Lighting Puerto Rico's Energy Future
Jan. 12, 2023

When Hurricane Maria rocked the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, causing massive damage and long-lasting power outages for millions of people, Arielle Rivera saw a major problem that needed fixing. She and her immediate family, who live on the U.S. mainland, lost touch with several of their relatives on the island.

“We weren’t able to…

NIH Funded Research Opportunity for Spring 2023 Graduates
Jan. 9, 2023

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) opened its NIH-funded Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) application

PREP is a fantastic opportunity for students who will graduate this…

Princeton Students Named Scholars in the Nation’s Service
Dec. 16, 2022

Sixteen students at Princeton University have been selected to join the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI), which funds graduate fellowships and undergraduate summer internships within federal government agencies. Open to all, the 2023 cohort…

Civil engineering student Eleni Retzepis is building your next bridge
Dec. 16, 2022

What does a bunny have in common with steel plates for structural engineering? Models of both can be made at the Princeton University Library (PUL) Makerspace.

Eleni Retzepis, a junior studying Civil and Environmental Engineering, has become a mainstay in the Library’s Makerspace

STEM Resources for BIPOC Students
Dec. 13, 2022

The U.S. The Census Bureau reported that there was a 10% increase in racial diversity in the United States recently. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are fields of study and occupations that advance society. However, according to the Pew Research Center, STEM decision-makers at the academic and employment level have not…

Princeton senior awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarship
Dec. 12, 2022

Princeton senior Abdelhamid (Hamid) Arbab has been named a 2023 Marshall Scholar to pursue two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. The Marshall Scholarship offers intellectually distinguished young Americans the opportunity to develop their abilities as future leaders by studying at a UK university of the recipient’s choice.

Five Princeton seniors have been named Schwarzman Scholars
Dec. 7, 2022

Five Princeton seniors have been named Schwarzman Scholars for 2023. The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living toward a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The Princeton winners are Class of 2023 members&nbsp…

Summer Internship Opportunities at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Dec. 6, 2022

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is pleased to announce that applications for 

Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal Article Submissions NOW OPEN
Dec. 1, 2022

Call for Submissions: 

The Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal (CURJ) is pleased to announce that it is accepting submissions for its Spring 2023 issue. CURJ is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary journal that publishes research carried out by undergraduates. We welcome papers by students in all…

Ludwig Princeton Summer Internship
Nov. 28, 2022

Apply now for the Ludwig Princeton Summer Internship, which will take place in the summer of 2023.  Students eligible to apply must be rising sophomores or juniors with an interest in cancer research.  All program details can be found in the flyer, and you can review the website at 

Application for the 2023 National Collegiate Research Conference is Now Open - Deadline Dec. 10
Nov. 28, 2022

The Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA) invites undergraduate students at Princeton University to attend the National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) held on January 20-22, 2023. 
NCRC is a large-scale, multidisciplinary forum held annually at Harvard University, where the most accomplished…

Internship immerses undergraduates in quantum research at Princeton and IBM
Nov. 22, 2022

Laura Futamura spent her summer internship analyzing ghostly particles and crafting microscopic diamonds, but one of the most memorable moments came in a parking lot. Waiting out a fire drill outside IBM’s research center in Yorktown Heights, New York, Futamura spotted Talia Gershon, the host of a popular 

Predoctoral Fellow Program at Harvard Business School (HBS).
Nov. 18, 2022

Predoctoral Fellow Program at Harvard Business School (HBS) annually recruits a cohort of recent graduates who have…

Winter funding for health-related, community-engaged projects – apply by Nov. 30
Nov. 17, 2022

Are you interested in a paid, health-related, community-engaged project this winter? If so, apply for funding from the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (

Positions in Biomedical Ethics Research - Post-Bac and Summer Programs
Nov. 8, 2022

The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program seeks applicants for its 2023 Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research and its 2023-2024 Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (see attached flyers).  Note that the deadline for the post-baccalaureate program is February 7, 2023; the deadline for the summer program is…

Job Opportunities in Research on
Nov. 3, 2022

Pre-doc jobs are now available in research institutions around the country! Check the 

NJ ACTS Clinical Research Management Collaborative Training Series
Oct. 25, 2022

Interested in Expanding your Knowledge in Clinical and Translational Sciences? The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Sciences (NJ ACTS) is inviting you to attend the three-part Clinical Research Management Collaborative Training Series geared to the advancement of clinical and translational research. 


Amplifying Voices Distinguished Lecture: Raven Baxter, PhD
Sept. 21, 2022

In this free public talk, science communicator, molecular biologist and music artist Raven Baxter, Ph.D., aka Raven the Science Maven, will share her passion for breaking through stereotypes about scientists that keep diverse voices from being…

Seeking Undergraduate Research | The Tulane Journal
Aug. 31, 2022

The Tulane Journal of Policy and Political Economy is currently accepting article submissions for its next edition. The deadline for submissions is September 31, at 11:59pm CST. 


In short, the Tulane Journal is an internationally-recognized undergraduate publication focusing on original…

Students Travel the World (Once Again) for Internships in Global Health
Aug. 19, 2022

Wheels up! For the first time in two years, Princeton University students traveled both domestically and abroad for internships in global health. The Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW) sponsored 91 opportunities for research, senior thesis projects, and other health-focused endeavors during the summer of 2022.

While some…

Apply for Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium by Sept 1!
Aug. 17, 2022
2022 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium

DATE: Sat., Oct. 8 - Sun. Oct. 9, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) is hosted annually by top-ranked Rice University. GCURS provides current undergraduates the opportunity to present…

Machine Learning with Python Training
June 8, 2022

Join us for an introductory workshop on Machine Learning with Python! 


The New Jersey Alliance for Clinical & Translational Sciences Workforce Development Core at Rutgers University is offering a workshop opportunity for all interested to gain hands-on experience while practicing with real-life Machine…

World Series of Birding title goes to a Princeton student team
June 1, 2022

On a midnight-to-midnight run, six Princeton University students in a minivan traveled New Jersey from top to bottom to spot more than 200 species of birds and earn winged victory in New Jersey Audubon’s World Series of Birding.


2022 WVU Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 20, 2022

Sophomores and Juniors: Showcase your research and explore pathways to graduate studies at the 14th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium on July 28, 2022 in Morgantown, West Virginia.


What you do: Send an abstract for a research poster in your field through our online form

What you…

Fall SULI Internship Applications Now Open
May 17, 2022

Are you an undergraduate student who is ready to use your major in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field or science policy to help make a difference in the world? Then the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) is for you!

Each year, students from around the country participate in SULI at Pacific…

Senior thesis: Cassidy Humphreys creates a faster, cheaper — and greener — chemical reaction
May 16, 2022

One way to make drugs more affordable is to make them cheaper to produce. For her senior thesis research, Cassidy Humphreys, a chemistry concentrator with a passion for medicine, took on the challenge of taking a century-old formula at the core of many modern medications — and improving it.

“It’s a matter of taking chemistry we…

Emma Treadway’s senior thesis embraces the classics to inform policymaking for public education
May 16, 2022

Emma Treadway learned how to be a good listener in Kroger Supermarket in her hometown of Amelia, Ohio.

Pulling groceries to fill online orders and chatting with colleagues on her 5 a.m. shift, she witnessed how empathy and stories connect people, in ways that would come to define her Princeton experience.

“There was Dave,…

Princeton Class of 2021 graduate Taishi Nakase named Knight-Hennessy Scholar
May 13, 2022

Taishi Nakase, the Princeton Class of 2021 valedictorian, has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar to pursue a medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Nakase is among 70 students from…

‘How things relate’: For their senior thesis work, Willow Dalehite and Katherine Irelan both explored pairings in evolutionary biology
May 9, 2022

Princeton senior Katherine Irelan spent two months in summer 2021 walking the slopes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park searching for specimens of the native shrub pūkiawe (Leptecophylla tameiameiae) for her senior-thesis research on how the plant allies with soil fungi to thrive in different environments and climates. Her work was inspired by…

Two professors, two undergraduate alumni awarded Rome Prize in arts and humanities
May 9, 2022

Princeton faculty members Anna Arabindan-Kesson and Michael Meredith, and undergraduate alumni Tung-Hui Hu and Parker Sutton, have been awarded the 2022-23 Rome Prize, which supports advanced independent work in the…

Harry Shapiro’s senior thesis has revealed new ways to cut carbon emissions on Princeton’s campus
May 4, 2022

Harry Shapiro was six when he first toured the plastics factory his father managed near their home in Chicago. He walked out with a spark of attraction for industrial plants that he carried with him to Princeton University.

In his first semester on campus in 2018, Shapiro toured the University’s energy plant, where he marveled at the…

Natalia Orlovsky named Princeton valedictorian, Frances Mangina selected as salutatorian
April 25, 2022

Natalia Orlovsky, a molecular biology concentrator from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton’s Class of 2022. Frances Mangina, a philosophy concentrator from Toronto, was named salutatorian. The Princeton faculty accepted the nominations of the Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing at its April 25…

Josh Babu ’22 researches the effects of gender-affirming care on transgender youth’s long-term health
April 19, 2022

This article is the first installment in a series that explores one of Princeton’s most distinct academic traditions: the requirement of junior and senior independent work for nearly all undergraduate students. As thousands of students conduct and present unique research every year, these Features articles shed light on the inspiration,…

Hu and Thakar awarded Goldwater Scholarships
April 15, 2022

Two juniors concentrating in mathematics, Daniel Hu of Princeton, New Jersey, and Oliver Thakar from Owings Mills, Maryland, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships, an annual award for outstanding undergraduates interested in STEM careers. 

One- and two-year Goldwater Scholarships cover tuition, fees, room and board up to a maximum…

A Princeton-Microsoft project is tracing the digital fingerprints of disinformation
April 1, 2022

As the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections approached, a group of Princeton alumni military veterans pitched an idea to the School of Public and International Affairs to host a conference on national security.

With reports of foreign interference during the 2016 presidential election campaign still circulating in the media and in political…

HMEI Discovery Day 2022
April 1, 2022

Please join us at Discovery Day on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Discovery Day is a poster show celebrating the senior thesis work of students participating in the High Meadows Environmental Institute 

NJ ACTS Clinical & Translational Science (Fall 2022) Virtual Student Internship
March 23, 2022


Undergraduate (juniors/seniors), Professional, and Graduate students:  Are you looking to build Your resume in Clinical and Translational Sciences? The NJ ACTS Workforce Development Core is pleased to share the official call for their Clinical & Translational Science…

Seeking Undergraduate Research | The Tulane Journal
March 7, 2022

The Tulane Journal of Policy and Political Economy is accepting article submissions for the next edition.

The Tulane Journal is an internationally-recognized undergraduate publication focusing on original student research in politics, economics, and public health. Submitted articles are reviewed by a…

Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium
Feb. 22, 2022

Are you pursuing humanities or humanistic social sciences research and/or creative projects? Apply for the Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium!

The deadline for submissions has been extended until March 11th