Sources of funding:
- our Sloan contacts (any status?)
- UROP http://web.mit.edu/urop/dept/super/funding.html deadlines Apr. 13 for Summer 2006 Direct UROP Funding and June 22 for Supervisor/Sponsored Research Funding (not sure what this means)
Places to advertise/recruit students:
- BE180: done
- Biology undergrads: done
- MIT UROP posting: done
- Previous iGEM participants (contacted Annie, Will)
- Chemical engineering undergrads (contacted undergrad program coordinator)
- BMES (contacted officers)
- BE109 (announcement posted on class site)
- EECS undergrads (emailed Anne Hunter)
How about this:
Join the MIT iGEM Competition Team!
iGEM, the international genetically engineered machines competition, is 6.270 for biological engineers. The objective of the competition is to design and build an engineered biological system using DNA over the course of the summer. Systems will be constructed from standard biological parts (similar to the 6.270 LEGOs). The MIT iGEM team will be made up of 4-5 undergraduates working full-time during summer 2006 on engineering a biological system. The team will be advised by several experienced graduate students. You will have the opportunity to compete against over 30 schools from around the world. You will gain experience in experimental biology techniques such as cloning, PCR, microscopy and flow cytometry as well as teamwork and presenting your work.
Biology lab experience would be useful but not an absolute requirement. Enthusiasm and lack of other commitments in the summer is required.
See http://openwetware.org/wiki/IGEM:MIT2006 for more information about applying or email firstname.lastname@example.org