- Research Areas
- OURS Activities
- Application Process
- Expectations of Interns
- Participating Labs
- Structural Biology and Biophysics
- Developmental Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Human Physiology
- Continuing research project mentored by experienced investigators
- Weekly Faculty Seminar series - UO faculty presentations
- Weekly Professional Workshop series
- Ethical issues in science series
- Weekly undergraduate research group discussion
- Training in writing a formal research paper
- Training in formal scientific research presentation
- Undergraduate Research Symposium - interns formally present scientific research
- Opportunity to present summer's results at a national conference
More about SPUR activities in FAQs.
All applicants should:
- Have completed at least one year of undergraduate coursework by summer
- Be undergraduates in good standing
- Be strongly motivated to participate in ongoing research projects
- Be US citizens or permanent residents
- Be a University of Oregon student
- Already be participating in a sponsoring UO lab
PLEASE NOTE: Special consideration is given to qualified students who are also members of a group under-represented in the sciences (e.g., low income and first generation, Native American, African American, Latino, or Pacific Islander) and students with limited access to reseach opportunities.
The application materials, including basic information, areas of research interest, statements, transcripts, and letters of recommendation are submitted by the applicant. Applying.
Expectations of Interns
We expect that students participate in all parts of the program. Although interns will spend most of their time in the labs, they will also attend seminar series, discuss their ongoing research with fellow interns at the Research Discussion Group Series, and attend Professional Development Workshops. Although the work is intensive, we also expect students to have fun during the summer.
Applicants must be participating already on an identified research project in a UO lab. UO students not yet involved in undergraduate research are encouraged to view participating faculty websites at UO Laboratories, contact PIs of interest, and try to arrange an interview.