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MUSC Lab Seeking Students to Assist with Pancreatic Cancer Research

Volunteer research opportunities available at MUSC

Dr. Michael Ostrowski’s laboratory in the Hollings Cancer Center is looking for students interested in the fundamental biology of pancreatic cancer at the cellular and molecular level.

Students will be trained on various lab techniques and will have the opportunity to develop an independent research project. Students can expect to work 10 hours per week (during either work days or weekends)

Freshman and Sophomore Biology/ Biology related majors preferred. For all students interested, please email a CV to

Posted on January 24, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research

MUSC Student Research and Bachelor’s Essay Opportunity

Interested in participating in a research project at MUSC?

Dr. Christi Kern’s laboratory in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC is seeking a Student Researcher to be part of a research team investigating cardiac valve development and disease using mouse models.

This opportunity is open as an independent study or volunteer position. The internship is a part-time position (approximately 10 hours per week) beginning in January 2022 and is open to current sophomores and juniors. Potential exists for multiple semesters of experience, opportunities for paid summer research, and bachelor’s essay research projects.

For more information, email Dr. Christi Kern at, provide a resume, CV or a statement of career interests, and a CofC professor as a reference.

Posted on January 12, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Applications are Open for DART Summer Program

Diversity in Addiction Research Training (DART) Program introduces promising students to research.

The DART Summer Program is a 10-week, full-time research training opportunity open to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. DART scholars are matched with a research faculty mentor who will guide them on a research project. Students will present at the Annual DART Summer Research Day and will be awarded a stipend.

For more information, please visit our website (

Posted on December 14, 2021 in Research

How We Want to Learn! — Call For Abstracts for Edited Volume

Are you a student who is frustrated with your education?

Do you feel disengaged? Unsatisfied with PowerPoint lectures and hungry for more community in your classes? Passionate about social movements on campus? Are you feeling anxious in the face of climate change and angry about ongoing structural racism and other forms of inequality? Are you troubled by the pandemic’s unprecedented technological transformation of education? Looking for a way to process and deal with school functioning more like a business focused on the bottom line rather than on providing you with an enriching education

Call for Abstracts

Submit an abstract to our edited volume – “How We Want to Learn!”: Radical Student Voices from the Academy in a Crises World. This edited volume explores the rarely heard radical voices of graduate and undergraduate students expressing in critical and heartfelt ways how YOU want to learn, as opposed to how ‘we’ in the academy want to teach. This is your opportunity to dream about what school would look like in an ideal world. Write about your frustrations, your personal experience of pain or of success in an academic or other learning setting. Write about the learning that has set you on fire – or your longing for such an experience.

We seek academic works that can take any form such as theoretical, autoethnography, ethnography, or other styles that enable you to document your experiences and / or those of other students. Creative submissions are strongly encouraged – including poems, prose, art, photography, personal narrative – whatever form of expression you are passionate about, we are interested in!

Accepted submissions will become part of a diverse community of passionate students. As we work together to craft this edited volume, we will dream together about transformation of education and of society.

Submission Guidelines:
• Last date of Abstract Submissions – January 15, 2022
• Abstracts should be approximately 500 words
• Include a short bio/introduction in your email ·Submit via email to &

Posted on October 30, 2021 in Research, Uncategorized

Johns Hopkins Macksey Symposium Applications Now Open

Gather To Disseminate Your Humanities And Interdisciplinary Research On A National Scale

Johns Hopkins University’s third annual Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium was designed to offer students across the country the chance to gather together and disseminate their humanities and interdisciplinary research on a national scale. COVID forced us to adapt to a virtual event, but that in turn was a great success with close to 1,000 participants and more than 25,000 visits to the conference site to date. This year’s event will be virtual as well, held live April 8th-10th, 2022, and our application portal is now open. The submission deadline is February 15, 2022.

Students can email to indicate their interest in drop-in hours.

Learn More

The 2022 Macksey Symposium will feature the following:

  • A robust national student audience: undergraduate students from any two or four-year college or university who would like to present their original humanities and/or interdisciplinary scholarship.
  • Multiple panels of student papers and original creative works.
  • A keynote delivered by the contemporary poet Elisabet Velasquez, who recently released When We Make It and whose poetry has been featured in TIDALNBCLatina Magazine, and more. Elisabet Velasquez will share in a fireside chat with students about creative inspiration and her research process.
  • Multiple professional development panels featuring Johns Hopkins graduate students and faculty as well as JHU Press editors.

Following the conference, student participants will also have the opportunity to work with our peer editors to revise their presentation into a journal-length publication for our journal of proceedings, the Macksey Journal. Student feedback about Macksey has been overwhelming positive, with 93% of students saying that they were very or highly likely to recommend Macksey to a friend or colleague and over 90% rating their experience at the conference as satisfied or highly satisfied.

Registration will be $175; late registration will be $205. You can learn more at our conference site: We would also be glad to answer any questions you might have. We are also holding virtual drop-in hours for students to ask questions about the symposium, the application, and creating an abstract. Those hours are:

  • November 10, 2021: 1:00-2:00pm eastern
  • November 18, 2021: 5:00-6:00pm eastern
  • January 27, 2022: 5:00-6:00pm eastern
  • February 9, 2022: 1:00-2:00pm eastern

Posted on October 14, 2021 in Research, Uncategorized


Research Opportunity for Sophomore or Junior Biology Students

The College of Charleston Biology department is seeking a sophomore or junior biology major interested in plant biology for an NSF-funded research project.

The project activities include assisting in growing plants, experiment upkeep, using herbarium techniques to press plants, and contributing to data management.

Students interested in genetics, ecology, evolution, and plant biology, who have also completed or currently taking BIOL211 or BIOL213, are encouraged to contact the Biology Department.

Hours are flexible with class schedules and will be between 830-430 M-F. The position is for 6hrs/week at the biology department hourly rate of $12/hr. Students with federal work-study are also invited to apply. Start date Oct 1, 2021.

Please submit an email of interest, a resume/CV (format flexible), and the contact information of 1 or more biology/chemistry/geology/physics faculty to act as a reference.

For any questions, please contact Courtney Murren at

Posted on September 20, 2021 in Research

Research Opportunity with MUSC Department of Neurological Surgery

Honors College alum seeks students to help with intracranial aneurysm bench research

If you are interested in getting involved in some intracranial aneurysm research work with Dr. Guilherme Bastos Ferreira Porto ’12 (an Honors College alumnus!) in collaboration with  MUSC. The research is looking at different expression patterns of neutrophilic mRNA in blood as inflammation markers for identification of intracranial aneurysms pre-rupture. The work would require a couple hours a week of bench research in the lab of Dr. Das, who is assisting Dr. Porto. Depending on the interest of the student, this could span over the course of a semester or longer.

If you are interested, reach out to Dr. Porto at

Posted on September 17, 2021 in Research

Present Your Research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research

NCUR 2022 is now accepting abstract submissions

Honors students: here’s a great opportunity to present your research at a national conference! NCUR 2022 @home will take place April 4-8, 2022.

Submissions are now open to submit an abstract for consideration. Click here to create an account and start your application, or read below for more details.


Where is NCUR 2022 @home?
NCUR 2022 @home will take place virtually on April 4-8, 2022, with a welcome reception on April 1, 2022, and a celebratory award ceremony on April 11, 2022, for those who have opted-in to the competition aspect.

What is new this year?

  • Provide programming spread out over a week’s time that includes primary education taking place in learning discipline-specific cohorts.
  • Ability to enhance the student’s experience by providing an opt-in competitive element during the early-bird abstract submission round.
  • The opportunity for all registered students with an accepted abstract submission to present to a discipline-specific cohort group for 10-15 minutes for all accepted students, including those posters and visual art image submissions.
  • Allow further exposure and celebration with a special registration offering for family and friends to those accepted and registered students.
  • Specific separate Future Fair meet-up hours that include interactive game activities with prizes.
  • Taking place on a new platform integrated with Zoom.

When are upcoming deadlines I should note about abstract submissions?

  • October 20, 2021: Early-Bird Abstract Submission and Opt-in for Competition Deadline
  • Week of November 15, 2021: Early-Bird Abstract Submission Decision Notifications
  • Week of November 15, 2021: Registration Opening
  • November 19, 2021: Regular Abstract Submission Deadline (not eligible for competition aspect)
  • December 20, 2021: Discounted Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstract’s Submitted During Early-Bird Submission Round
  • Week of January 10, 2022: Regular Abstract Submission Notifications Sent
  • January 31, 2022: Discounted Registration Deadline for Accepted Abstracts Submitted During Regular Submission Round
  • March 18, 2022: Last Day to Cancel and Request a Refund
  • March 21, 2022: Final Registration Deadline for All (Credit Card payment only after February 7, 2022)

Why should I submit early?
Submitting an abstract before the early-bird abstract submission deadline of October 20, 2021, allows for a student to:

  • Opt-in to the competition aspect of NCUR to gain additional exposure and provides an opportunity to highlight presentation skills.
  • Register for the lowest NCUR registration rate before December 20, 2021.
  • Ability to start preparing early to lessen spring semester stress.

Posted on September 17, 2021 in Research
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