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Undergraduate biochemistry student William Clark is to be congratulated for just winning an American Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship. The competition was worldwide and geared to providing research experiences to a wide range of students. Clark will be undertaking his research project in Karen Sweazea’s laboratory in ASU's School of Nutrition and Health Promotion in SOLS.
The APS Integrative Organismal Systems Physiology (IOSP) fellowship provides hands-on summer research experience for undergraduate underrepresented students interested in exploring comparative and evolutionary biology research careers. The program provides exposure to IOS mission areas of comparative and evolutionary research.
APS is proud to offer five programs that allow undergraduate students to participate in research during the summer. Recipients of the Society’s five summer fellowship programs spend an average of 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member.
Each program recruits undergraduate students nationwide (worldwide for the Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship and the Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship), and some are geared toward providing research experiences to a wide range of students—including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and students with disabilities—to work with APS member-researchers in a specific area of physiological research.
Participants are selected based on academic merit, the quality of the proposed experience and the availability of appropriate faculty mentors. Each Fellow receives a stipend plus additional funds for travel to present his or her research at a scientific meeting. Research hosts receive funds for student lab supplies.
Fellows participate in hands-on research and learn to develop a hypothesis, design and troubleshoot experiments, collect and analyze data, and write and present results.