2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates

02-13-2014

Undergraduates looking for research experience are encouraged to sign up for Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences' hands-on summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program "Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean." The 2014 program dates will be June 9th - August 15th, and it will be held at the Laboratory's East Boothbay campus. Successful applicants receive a stipend, free housing, food allowance, and funds for travel to and from Bigelow Laboratory. The [140]application period is open until March 1.Directed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. David Fields, and funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU Program is designed to give students pursuing degrees in the sciences, mathematics and engineering a laboratory-based research experience with an emphasis on hands-on, state-of-the-art methods and technologies. REU students are immersed in the Bigelow community and participate in seminars, field trips, Laboratory outreach programs, social events, and more.Each student in the program is paired with a Bigelow scientist based on mutual research interests. During the ten weeks, students work with their mentors to identify a research question, develop a proposal, conduct their research, and prepare an abstract and poster. At the end of the program, students present their poster and give a talk at a student symposium. Research areas vary year to year, but include marine microbiology, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, bioinformatics, sensory biology and phytoplankton ecology.Read more about the program [141]here.News Sidebar