University of Oregon


Alaska Oregon Research Training Alliance




The Alaska Oregon Research Training Alliance (AORTA) offers research and training opportunities in which undergraduates from Alaska universities and colleges participate in ongoing research in META Center laboratories at the University of Oregon.


AORTA interns will generally participate in ANSEP, the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program at the University of Alaska.


AORTA activities include a research project mentored by experienced META Center investigators, a seminar series, professional development workshops, including responsible conduct of research, ethical issues in science, research group discussions with colleagues, training in scientific communication. Activities also include field trips, poster and oral presentations at Undergraduate Research Symposium, and opportunities to present at a national conference


Please view the Program Description for details, including prerequisites, stipends, travel, housing, field trips, University of Oregon facilities, the application process, expectations of AORTA interns, and program features.






"In AORTA, we all worked together and it was great. Before we asked the mentor for help, we would go to each other...It was an awesome summer!"
Karen '13


"I didn't think I would go to graduate school. I had never considered it. But AORTA totally makes me want to go."
Tayesia '13


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