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Research and Internship Opportunities

The University Honors Program is dedicated to the promotion of academic success and excellence through scholarly undergraduate research and internships. Below you can find up to date listings by University of Idaho faculty, offices and by other academic entities around the country. Please see each listing for details on how to apply or how to find out more information.

Are you a faculty member or alum or friend of our program and would like to post a listing on this page? Please email your listing to honors@uidaho.edu for review.

We will update this page on a monthly basis.

Research and Internship Opportunities

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Central Florida

Apply for HYPER (Advanced Technologies for Hypersonic, Propulsive, Energetic, and Reusable Platforms).The 10-week program, May 22-July 31, 2021, will include faculty mentorship, hands-on research, visiting aerospace centers such as the NASA Kennedy Space Center, $5,000 stipend and on-campus room and board. The research will be interdisciplinary in nature. Eligibility includes, U.S. citizen or permanent residents, GPA of 3.0 or higher and sophomore or junior engineering majors enrolled at four-year colleges and university in the U.S.

Application deadline: March 22, 2021

To apply: www.cater.cecs.ucf.edu/hyper

Contact: Ali P. Gordon or Jeffrey L. Kauffman (hyper@ucf.edu)


Undergraduate research and publication opportunity in biological science at the University of Idaho

Faculty in the University of Idaho Department of Biological Sciences are looking for one student to assist in discovering enzymes that will treat bacterial infections. The work will require laboratory research and include:

  1. growing genetically engineered yeast;
  2. chemically concentrating the enzymes secreted by the yeast; and
  3. carrying out procedures to see if the enzymes destroy bacterial growth structures and render the bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics and bacteriophages.

The student hired will assist another undergraduate student in conducting the work. The students will co-author at least one publication and be involved in experimental design. Eligibility includes begin a currently enrolled University of Idaho students. The bacteria used will include Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, therefore, biosafety training for BSL2 bacteria will be required. Any other training needed will be provided, although some upfront familiarity with lab work is desirable.

Application deadline: open until filled

To apply: see contact

Contact: Paul Rowley (prowley@uidaho.edu) or Jim Bull (jbull@uidaho.edu)


Integrated Design Lab (IDL) research assistantship building an infrared thermostat at the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho’s Integrated Design Lab (IDL) built a thermostat protype that uses a micro infrared (IR) camera to save energy and improve comfort. The IDL is looking for students willing to help test and build the next version. Eligibility includes being a currently enrolled student who has some experience in data processing and python scripting. Those hired will be paid $15.00 per hour.

Application deadline: open until filled

To apply: see contact

Contact: Jennifer Johnson-Leung (jenfns@uidaho.edu) or Damon Woods (dwoods@uidaho.edu)

Physical Address:
Idaho Student Union Building
Room 315
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 2533
83844-2533

Phone: 208-885-0154

Email: honors@uidaho.edu