Summer Research Opportunities
Those students who are interested in biology often utilize the summer months to gain significant experience in research. Summer research opportunities can be found all across the nation, and they range in length of time and the level of commitment required. This list, complied with resources from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the NIH, gives a small sampling of research programs in the summer months – most of which are full time commitments and include living arrangements.
Teaching opportunities give biology students and recent graduates an opportunity to have a direct impact on students’ understanding of science, from those in kindergarten all the way to undergraduates. Teaching fellowships, some of which are listed, provide a stipend to students who are thinking of careers in education. There are also options like Teach for America or SPIRE for those students who might have other longer-term career goals, but who are interested in teaching for a smaller amount of time.
Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships
For biology students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, there are numerous scholarships, grants and fellowships available to help fund education and research. Scholarships are given to the student to help financially support their secondary education. They can be for general academic merit – or target to specific groups, like prospective teachers or science majors. Grants are awards given to students to be used for a specific research project. Grants can range from $100 to upwards of $100,000. And lastly, fellowships are financial awards given to promising graduate students that cover full or partial tuition and living expenses.
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Department of Biology Awards
A description of awards presented by the Department of Biology. Awards are given for academic and research excellence.
This club is a student-led organization that promotes social interactions among students who are interested in biology.
The Pre-Med Society caters to the needs of Pre-Med students as well as those students interested in going into a medical field. As an organization, they organize a variety of service related activities at the hospital for their members, sponsor mock interviews, and host guest speakers who are in the field of medicine.
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What can you do with your biology major? What skills do you possess that an employer might want? Some career options are described on this linked page.
Sigma Xi Science Honor Society
Sigma Xi is the international science honor society. Because of the extent of research being performed in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics as well as in the Medical Center, Georgetown University was granted a Sigma Xi Chapter in 1967.
Induction into the Society is an honor; students are nominated because of their dedication to research. Each year, the Sigma Xi Medal(s) is(are) awarded at the annual induction ceremony and dinner. Additionally, grants to support research are awarded from the National Office to members.