UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Spend The Summer Exploring Science As A Career!

Keywords: Deaf Education Announcement, Conferences

Undergraduate students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, or who are members of underrepresented minorities are invited to spend the summer exploring science at Boys Town National Research Hospital. The hospital is the site of the National Research and Training Center for Hearing Loss in Children, funded by the National Institutes of Health. As part of the training program, students spend the summer exploring science as it relates to human communicaiton. Our goal is to give undergraduate students a feel for what it is like to be a scientist and to demonstrate that it is a good career option for some students.

Our research facilities include laboratories in neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, biophysics,neurophysiology, psychoacoustics, physical acoustics, genetic, audiology, and aural rehabilitiation. This research experience will include orientation lectures on broad aspects of communication science, followed by extensive hands-on laboratory experiecne working in a laboratory on projects currently in progress and intetracting with the scientists who work in that lab.

The program will last nine weeks during the summer (June 1, 98 through July 31, 98) and may be eligible for co-op internship credit. Students will receive a stipend of $2,200, free room in the Creighton University dormitories and support for travel to and from Omaha.

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students with a good science background to learn about their own potential to pursue a career in science. Write, call, fax or email for an application. Applications received by April 1, 1998, will be given highest priority.

CONTACT:
SHELLEY SMITH, Ph.D.
Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 North 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Email: smiths@boystown.org
Phone: (402) 498-6622 Voice 498-6696 TDD
Fax: (402) 498-6351

Internet Address: http://www.boystown.org/jobs/98flyer.htm

This program is supported by
A National Multi-Purpose Research and Training Center Grant
Center for a Hearing Loss in Children (5 P60 DC00982)
Funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health

Uploaded By: Kristen Panfil/ KSU/Deaf Education Major