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WashU Grads Start Doordash-like COVID-19 Support System

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As apps like Doordash and Shipt save us from braving the outside world, some St. Louisans cannot afford the luxury of delivery services. That is when three recent WashU grads and aspiring physicians came together to develop a website called Covaid to help answer that problem. 

A day in the lab for a WashU undergraduate researcher

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Undergraduate chemistry major Khalid Mahmood offers an inside look at what it's like to work in a science lab.

Research Opportunity for Undergrads in Systems Neuroscience

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The Laboratory of Dr. Adam Kepecs in the Department of Neuroscience at WashU School of Medicine is seeking intellectually curious and highly motivated candidates for an undergraduate lab assistant.

Getting to know Tyson's plant disease research team

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Science communications fellow Selaam Dollisso embedded with Tyson Research Center's plant disease research team, led by Rachel Penczykowski, to understand their work in the field.

U.S. Department of Defense Research Opportunities

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The U.S. Department of Defense offers a wide range of research opportuniites for undergraduates located all across the country. Check out this list to learn more about specific programs and to apply.

Research Opportunity for Undergrads Interested in Psychology and Neuroscience

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WashU's Laboratory for Child Brain Development is interested in recruiting undergraduate research assistants. RAs will engage in any of the following activities based on personal interests as well as the overall needs of the laboratory: behavioral coding of recorded interactions, questionnaire data entry, MRI data preprocessing, and recruitment. 

Registry of Undergraduate Researchers

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The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

Research Assistant Opportunity at the Olin Business School

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Olin Business School Professor is looking for a Research Assistant, undergraduate or graduate, to assist with various tasks in research projects.

Summer Research Assistant Opportunity at WashU Brown School's Race and Opportunity Lab

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WashU Brown School's Race and Opportunity Lab is looking for a research assistant, undergraduate or graduate, to assist with various research projects. 

Research Spotlight: Anneliese Ceisel

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Anneliese shares her experience with the uSTAR Summer Scholars Program.

Research Spotlight: Kayce Sorbello

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Kayce, who is majoring in international and area studies, undertook a community action project addressing crop-raiding in communities surrounding Kibale National Park in western Uganda.

Research Spotlight: Rory Mather

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In honor of National Undergraduate Research Week, the Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to feature a series of unique research experiences from just a few of our many WashU undergraduates engaged in research.

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The OUR maintains lists of undergraduate research opportunities available on campus and elsewhere. 

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