Dr. Norman R. Weldon Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Student Summer Research Internship

The FIU Biomedical Engineering Department has established an award for undergraduate students to participate in faculty research during the summer. The award is intended to support students interested in pursuing a career in research and planning to attend graduate studies in biomedical engineering.

Students who receive this award will conduct research in a faculty laboratory for 10 weeks during the summer (May 20 – July 26th). They will be paid $14 per hour for 20 hours of work per week. Students must apply with a BME faculty mentor. Students can use up to $100 on any software or supplies related to training.

Eligibility and Application Details
• Must be an undergraduate BME student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
• Must have a BME faculty mentor for your project
• Must submit a current version of your resume
• Must submit a 3 page written project proposal
• Must submit an unofficial transcript
• Must present your proposal (via Zoom) the week of May 6th

Applications will be judged and ranked according to the following criteria.
• Qualifications of the applicant
• Project relevance to the area of biomedical research, that can be done remotely.
• Significance and future potential for development of the research
• Originality and innovativeness of the proposed project
• Quality (spelling, grammar, language etc.) and completeness of the application
• Availability of adequate resources to complete the project
• Winners will be notified on 5/10/2024 via email

For additional information or questions contact Dr. Wei-Chiang Lin at wclin@fiu.edu

Up to $2,800
Biomedical Engineering
Supplemental Questions
  1. Project Title - Choose a specifically descriptive title
  2. Research Mentor Name
  3. Lab Location
  4. Abstract - No more than 250 words. The project abstract should contain a statement of objectives, methods to be employed, and the biomedical significance of the proposed research
  5. Project Description - 3 pages, single-spaced, using 12-point font. In the project description, you should specify the research hypothesis and the specific aims designed to test the hypothesis. Additionally, the project description should include the following elements: background information, significance of the study, research methods and design for each specific aim, and a timeline and work plan.
  6. Bibliography (one page)
  7. Letter of Recommendation - This letter should be from the mentor who will confirm the applicant’s participation in the proposed project and provide research supervision throughout the award period
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