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SUPER 2013 Application Now Available

Monday, January 21, 2013
SUPER 2013 Application Now Available
The 2013 S.U.P.E.R. program will run from May 13 - August 2, 2013. More information can be found here and the application can be downloaded here.
The program provides a unique opportunity for Oakland University undergraduates to participate in NIH and other externally sponsored research under the mentorship of ERI faculty.  SUPER scholars obtain research training in the disciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, molecular biology and neuroscience.  ALL SUPER scholarships include a Research Fellowship of $3,500.  Students will utilize the latest research methodologies and equipment.  Scholars attend a weekly Vision Science seminar (molecular and clinical) given by ERI and Beaumont Ophthalmology Faculty, and they receive training in professional speaking and presentation (Power-Point, audiovisual). There is opportunity for students to co-author publication in scientific journals and participate in presentations at future national meetings. Numerous SUPER alumni have a well above-average success rate for entry into graduate programs, medical schools, optometry colleges, or bioscience-related employment.     
Applicants must be Oakland University undergraduate students currently enrolled in a degree program, leading to a Bachelor’s degree.  The Program is ideal for sophomores or juniors who are contemplating careers in bioscience research or teaching.  Successful applicants should have at least a 3.0 grade-point average in their sciences courses, and must be planning to enroll in at least 6 credits at Oakland University for the Fall 2013 semester. Students MUST be willing to work in the lab at least 30 hours per week for 12 weeks, during the normal working hours of 8am – 5pm, Monday - Friday, or per the schedule provided by their mentor.
For additional information or questions, contact Dr. Ken Mitton at mitton@oakland.edu.