BITURE PROGRAM Biology and Biotechnology Undergraduate Research Experience Program What: The BITURE Program is a summer research experience for undergraduates at UNC Charlotte in the Department of Biological Sciences. Details: The program will provide intensive research training for 10 students for 10 weeks, during the summer. The REU program is open to all undergraduate students who are citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States. Benefits: Students will gain skills in lab research, develop their critical thinking/problem-solving skills, and understand the process of science. Students will participate in multiple interactive seminars, workshops, and expeditions on and off campus designed to promote professional development and social interaction among both student participants and faculty mentors. At the end of the program, students will present their research in a poster and/or oral presentation at the UNC Charlotte Summer Research Symposium. Support: Students will be supported with a stipend of $5250 as well as a transportation allowance, subsistence allowance, and housing on-campus. Projects: Research projects include bioinformatics and whole genome analyses, generation and study of transgenic soybeans for agricultural use, study of microbial populations for biofuel development or water treatment, and use of nanoparticles in bioavailability or environmental impact studies. Application : Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2015. Details about the application process can be found at http://biology.uncc.edu/research/reubiotechnology. Supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (DBI-1359271) Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.