Merck/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2010 Undergraduate Science Research Program Award
We are seeking applicants for the Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program. The students chosen for this award will be provided with a $2,900 stipend for the 8-week summer project. Students chosen for this summer award are encouraged to continue their project during the subsequent academic year. The application deadline is April 7, 2010.
By completing the attached application, you agree to commit to work full-time for 8 weeks during the summer if chosen for the award. We cannot grant this award to anyone who is working at another job or taking classes during the summer. The award is available only to New Paltz students. You will be required to attend several workshops and meetings during the summer. You will also be required to present the results of your research to the public on September 16th, 2010.
Deadline: April 7, 2010
Send the completed application via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Merck/AAAS” in the subject line. Copy and paste your progress report into the application document. Hard-copy applications may also be sent to Maureen Morrow, CSB 219, Biology. Award decisions will be made on or about April 15, 2010.
1) Characterization of anti-predator ink activity in crab chemoreceptor neurons - Tom Nolen, Biology and Frantz Andersen, Chemistry
2) The effect of ruthenium complex structure on cancer cell cytotoxicity - Dan Freedman, Chemistry and Maureen Morrow, Biology
3) Optimization of alpha-Pinene derivative house fly attractancy - Aaron Haselton, Biology and Preeti Dhar, Chemistry
4) Determination of the binding constant from a nuclear receptor-ligand pair - Pamela St. John, Chemistry and Jeff Reinking, Biology