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Bigelow Laboratory's Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean REU

Primary Institution: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
City: West Boothbay Harbor
State: ME
Job Duration: June 5 - August 13, 2011
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biophysics
Ocean Sciences
Description: Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory's REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance
from a scientist mentor. Through both a collective and individual process, students identify a research question, develop a proposal, conduct their proposed work, prepare an abstract and poster, and present their research at a formal student symposium at the
close of the program. REU students are immersed in the Bigelow community and participate in seminars, field trips, Laboratory social events, and more.

Each REU student is placed, based on mutual research interests, in the lab of a Senior Research Scientist. Research areas include the marine
microbial food web, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, sensory biology, climate change and fisheries oceanography.
Stipend: $4500
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/15/2011
Job Website: http://www.bigelow.org/education/reu/

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Rebecca Fowler
180 McKown Point Rd
PO Box 475
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Email: rfowler@bigelow.org
Phone: 207 633 9600
Fax: 207 633 9641
Secondary Contact: Dr. David Fields
180 McKown Point Rd
PO Box 475
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Email: dfields@bigelow.org
Phone: 207 633 9600
Fax: 207 633 9641