Job: DukeU.Summer.Undergrad

The Patek Lab in the Biology Department at Duke University is
recruiting one high school and one undergraduate student researcher
through the US Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) during the
summer of 2017. The students will participate in projects examining
fast, impulsive movements of animals in the natural environment. The
focal systems for the project are catapult jumping in froghopper
insects and underwater foraging attacks in dragonfly larvae.
Responsibilities of the student researchers may include collecting
study organisms from local habitats, obtaining high-speed videos of
animals, analyzing high-speed videos using computer software,
performing statistical analyses and scientific writing. The details of
responsibilities and tasks will be determined based on mutual interests
of the students and the mentors. There are also possibilities for the
students to develop individual projects under our mentorship.

We are looking for motivated, reliable students who are excited about
having first-hand research experience at the intersection of biology
and physics. Skills to perform the above-mentioned tasks are not
required. We especially value students who are curious, hard-working
and have an open mind about the possibilities of basic, scientific
research. For more information about The Patek Lab, please visit our

DEADLINE: February 28, 2017, 11:59 pm. All applicants must submit two
letters of recommendation, transcripts and must have maintained a
cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 in their coursework. Applicants must
also include a brief essay that explains their interest in this
research and how it relates to their future goals.

Go to the below links and:

Click “Apply” at the bottom of the page

* Fill out the forms

* When you get to “Please select your 1st preference of URAP
location.”, Select “BDUN53 Duke University”

For high school students, please apply through the HSAP program:

For undergraduate students, please apply through the URAP program: