Heritage University National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Photo of Heritage University Undergraduate Researchers from 2017 SACNAS Research Conference at Salt Lake City, from left to right:

Juan Cabrera (computer science undergraduate researcher mentored by Dr. John Tsiligkaridis), Rosario Ramirez (NSF REU alum, 2017), Dr Mario Capecchi (co-winner of 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), Dr Bob Kao (Principal Investigator, HU NSF REU), and Alondra Zaragoza-Mendoza (NSF REU alum, 2017).

NSF REU Site: A Transformative Approach for Engaging First-Generation Underrepresented Minorities in a Research Experience

All students from Heritage University, Yakima Valley College, and Columbia Basin College are encouraged to apply for 10 week summer research internship and receive summer research stipend, and transportation funds during summer research experiences staring in summer 2020.  Students will perform cutting-edge summer research from a wide selection of research institutions within the state of Washington:

  • Western Washington University’s Biology Department
  • USDA Wapato
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Washington State University at Prosser
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Oregon State University, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • New Mexico State University at Las Cruces, NM
  • Heritage University

Before starting your summer research, all undergraduate researchers will receive training during May or June at annual Heritage University Research Workshop held at Heritage University Toppenish Campus.  Students will have training on the ethics of biology research, as well as cutting-edge molecular cell biology and genetics training, and writing an NSF style research proposal to prepare all students for future graduate school paths in biology.