The Center for Engineering Mechanobiology (CEMB) seeks motivated undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds for its Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program. This is a 10-week, on-campus program in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis. Students are matched to projects within research groups based on their interests and educational background. Many projects are interdisciplinary and provide opportunities to develop research skills in the physical and biological sciences as well as engineering. Students develop practical skills in doing science: collaborating, designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and communicating results. Other aspects of the program complement the laboratory experience and are oriented toward professional development in broader scientific and career skills: seminars, journal clubs, professional skills and career workshops (research ethics, innovation, and technology transfer for instance)
US citizen or permanent resident
Rising junior or senior in college
Enrolled in a science or engineering undergraduate program
*** Historically underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply ***
About Center for Engineering MechanoBiology
The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) is a multi-institutional Science and Technology Center funded by the NSF to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals.