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REU Summer Internship - University of Delaware

Primary Institution: University of Delaware
Affiliation: School of Marine Science and Policy
City: Lewes
State: DE
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Undergraduate pursing BA or BS degree
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, or marine biochemistry
Description: Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program awards ten science, engineering, and mathematics undergraduates summer internships to conduct guided research in marine science. Students between their junior and senior years will receive preference. Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, or marine biochemistry. Interns will work semi-independently on a project designed by the intern and assigned faculty advisor (Marine Biology, Oceanography, Physical Ocean Science & Engineering) and present written and oral reports at the end of the summer. The program will run for 10 weeks (Mon, June 7 - Friday, August 13). Interns will receive one credit and will be expected to attend weekly seminars presented by faculty and research staff. The marine science internship program will take place at the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment Hugh R. Sharp Campus in the resort community of Lewes. This modern campus is located on the shores of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park. Research and teaching facilities are available in Lewes, which is linked by computer and interactive TV to the main campus in Newark. Interns can stay at the Daiber Housing Complex, which is comprised of 28 three-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom, semi-detached ranch houses. All units include a range, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. The complex is less than 2 miles from the Hugh R. Sharp Campus and within walking distance of downtown Lewes. Student support includes a minimum $3,300 stipend, (pending approval for increased stipend in 2010), dormitory fee, tuition for the one-credit course, and travel assistance for the 10-week session.
Stipend: $3300 (possible $4500 if pending proposal approved)
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
tuition for 1 credit course
Application Deadline: 02/22/2010
Job Website: http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/undergraduate/summer/index.shtml

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Ana Dittel
Cannon Building
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958
Email: adittel@udel.edu
Secondary Contact: Janis Lopez
Cannon Building
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958
Email: jclopez@udel.edu