Research/Internship Opportunity Detail Page
California Academy of Sciences, REU
|Primary Institution:||California Academy of Sciences|
|Affiliation:||California Academy of Sciences|
|Job Duration:||8 weeks|
|Class Requirement:||Completed Freshman Year
|Description:||The Summer Systematics Institute at the California Academy of Sciences
With world-wide threats to biodiversity, and growing interest in the origins and diversification of life, phylogenetic systematics and evolutionary biology have become critical components of undergraduate education. Ten years ago, to help address these issues with support from the National Science Foundation, the California Academy of Sciences launched the Summer Systematics Institute (SSI). The SSI is an 8-week internship (June 19 – August 11, 2006) at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Interns work on a research project with an advisor of their choice, on a project relating to the discipline of that advisor. Participants also receive instruction while taking part in a curriculum that includes tours, lectures, and lab exercises on phylogenetic systematics, molecular techniques, biodiversity, evolutionary biology, global change, and other contemporary issues in the natural sciences.
|Stipend:||$3,500 for 2 months|
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
Rich Mooi, Ph.D.
Dept. of IZ&G, California Academy of Sciences
875 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-3009