We welcome you to get involved with STEM-related activities beyond your required BCBP courses. There are many extra-curricular opportunities that can significantly expand your engagement with BCBP, and your own growth as a biochemist/biophysicist. Opportunities range from volunteering to be part of the BCBP student steering committee, involvement in a summer research experience, electing to pursue honors research as a senior student, or seeking a paid position as a teaching assistant (TA) in a STEM course, or a research assistant (RA) in a faculty-run research program. We also encourage students to consider applying for off-campus research internships in the summer as a great way to expand your BCBP horizons. To find out more about these opportunities, please follow these links.

TA and RA Positions

Each course and each research program is situated in one of our three home departments; follow these links to find out how to pursue these opportunities:




Honors Senior Research in BCBP

Learn more about the BCBP Honors research.

Amherst College Summer Research Opportunities for Students

Learn more about Summer Research Opportunities for Students.

Summer STEM Incubator Program

This program for second-year students. This cohort program, launched in 2020, is designed to support and train students who are underrepresented in STEM disciplines, including Black, Latinx, Indigenous, first-generation and low-income students. 2022 information not yet available.

Learn more about the STEM Incubator Program.

Off campus Opportunities for Summer Research

REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

These programs are run out of multiple institutions that have received National Science Foundation grants to provide research projects and faculty advisement to undergraduates in structured, paid summer internships. US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. You can search for these opportunities at various institutions on the website, and apply directly to the institutions that interest you.

National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Additional collections of off campus summer research opportunities can be found at these links (note these change yearly, and these lists are just a starting point)

Wake Forest University Summer REU Program for BIomedical Engineering and Informatics; The Department of Biomedical Engineering and Center for Biomedical Informatics at Wake Forest invite current undergraduate students and master’s level graduate students to apply for our Biomedical Engineering and Informatics Summer Research Experience Internship Program. Students admitted into the program will receive a $5,500 stipend and on-campus housing for the duration of the 10-week summer program.  PROGRAM DETAILS: https://tinyurl.com/BME-REU-WFU; APPLICATION DUE JAN. 25, 2023: https://redcap.link/REU2023   Our 10-week internship program from May 29 – August 4, 2023 offers research opportunities focused on Imaging and Mechanics-based Projects on Accidental Cases of Trauma (IMPACT) and Culturally Augmented Learning In Biomedical Informatics Research (CALIBIR), and many other topics, including: Injury prediction modeling; Finite element modeling applied to trauma; Military, sports, and spaceflight safety; Osteoporosis prevention; Biomechanical injury mechanisms; Diagnostics and therapies for cancer patients; Medical device testing and prototyping; Biomedical informatics and data science; Imaging and artificial intelligence; Development and use of machine learning based algorithms; Academic Learning Health Care Systems. Underrepresented minorities and students from colleges with limited research opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are highly encouraged to apply.