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"I would urge, that a thorough study of Human Physiology is, in itself, an education broader and more comprehensive than much that passes under that name. There is no side of the intellect which it does not call into play, no region of human knowledge into which either its roots, or its branches, do not extend." — Thomas Henry Huxley
The Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowships program funds 6
full-time undergraduate students with significant prior laboratory
research experience to work for 10 weeks during the summer in the
laboratory of an established APS investigator. Each student has his/her
own research question to work on during the summer. The intent of this
program is to encourage students to pursue a career as a basic research
In addition, Fellows receive a travel grant to allow them to attend
and present their research data at the following year's APS annual
meeting, Experimental Biology (EB). EB is a broad-based scientific
meeting of 5-7 diverse biological scientific societies that are members
of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
(FASEB). There are many opportunities for the students to mingle with
other undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers at the
meeting. In addition, there are hundreds of scientific presentations and
posters they can attend.
The Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship program was
established in 2012 as an initiative of the Career Opportunities in
Physiology Committee and APS Council and is supported in full by the
The annual EB meeting is a multi-society interdisciplinary, biomedical, and scientific meeting that features plenary and award lectures, symposia, oral and poster sessions, a placement center, and an exhibit of scientific equipment, supplies, and publications.