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Subject: Janelia Undergraduate Scholars

Description:
Janelia Undergraduate Scholars
(http://www.janelia.org/student-programs/undergraduate-program) are among the
very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested
in exploring basic neuroscience, imaging technology, and related fields of
research at Janelia. Since its inception in 2007, 90 students have
participated in the summer program and 9 of them have gone on to join the
Janelia Graduate Program.

Previous scholars have worked on a range of projects in Janelia labs,
including helping to identify the neurons that control feeding behavior in
fruit flies, designing better labeling molecules for use with sophisticated
microscopy, recording from salamander retinal ganglion cells to learn about
the motion tracking system, and developing computer programs for automated
image analysis.

Our summer scholars have an opportunity to attend weekly seminars by Janelia
researchers and visiting scientists. Each student will have an opportunity to
present his or her work at two symposia open to the Janelia community and
will also participate in a weekly journal club.

When not in the laboratory, summer scholars, who live on campus, enjoy a
variety of social activities, including barbeques, a 4th of July outing to
the Washington DC fireworks display, and other local events. Students plan
their own social adventures, which in the past have included camping in
nearby mountains, a night at the Washington Nationals ballgame, and a tubing
trip down the Potomac River.

Janelia’s summer scholars program creates an outstanding research
experience that serves to enrich the students' intellectual development as
well as a summer of fun and exciting exploration of Washington DC, Northern
Virginia, and the surrounding area.

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate
Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

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Phone: (301) 314-9458
Fax: (301) 314-0085
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu
http://www.ugresearch.umd.edu


Contact Person: Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
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