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Maryland Sea Grant, REU

Primary Institution: University of Maryland
Affiliation: Maryland Sea Grant
City: Solomons Island and Cambridge
State: MD
Job Duration: May 20 - August 12
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year or preference to rising Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): physical oceanography, modelling, ocean engineering, chemistry, biology
Description: Maryland Sea Grant, with funding from the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, supports 13 undergraduates to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay -- the program is especially designed for majors in biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, engineering, mathematics and marine and environmental science.
During the 12-week program each student will work with an advisor on an individual research project at either the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory at Solomons, Maryland or Horn Point Laboratory, at Cambridge, Maryland.

Research areas include: • estuarine processes • fisheries • benthic environment • biogeochemistry • physical oceanography • submerged aquatic vegetation • contaminants • chemical oceanography • molecular biology • coastal technologies

Applicants must have completed two years of study toward a bachelor's degree, preference is given to rising seniors. Students must be undergraduates in the Fall 2007 and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its possessions.  The program is particularly interested in applications from underrepresented groups in the marine sciences.
Stipend: $3,700
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/13/2007
Job Website: http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/Education/REU/
Additional Information: Come spend the summer on the Chesapeake Bay.  Physical oceanography and coastal technologies provide exciting and intellectually rewarding opportunities for students in math, physics and engineering.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Fredrika Moser
Maryland Sea Grant
4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 300
College Park, MD 20740
Email: moser@mdsg.umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-7500
Fax: 301-314-5780
Secondary Contact: Jeannette Connors
Maryland Sea Grant
4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 300
College Park, MD 20740
Email: connors@mdsg.umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-7500
Fax: 301-314-5780