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Ecology, Evolution, and Genomics of Grassland Organisms (Konza Prairie REU)

Primary Institution: Kansas State University
City: Manhattan
State: KS
Job Duration: 10 week summer program
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology/Life Science
Ecology
Evolution, Genomics
Description: Konza Prairie REU provides research experiences and professional development for talented undergraduate students in the biological sciences. Students will gain practical research skills in molecular techniques, field methods, and experimental design by conducting independent projects under the guidance of experienced research scientists. Other activities of our REU Site Program are designed for professional development of the undergraduate participants. A weekly seminar in Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics will educate students about current questions in ecology and evolutionary biology, and will expose them to cutting-edge techniques used in genomic studies of grassland organisms. During field trips, the REU students will visit important natural areas and museum collections in the state of Kansas. Students will develop skills in public speaking by presenting project results as oral presentations at a Research Symposium at the conclusion of the summer program. At the end of the program students will present their results in a Research Symposium.
Stipend: $4500
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/01/2011
Job Website: http://www.k-state.edu/reu/

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Dr. Bruce A. Snyder
Kansas State University
Division of Biology, 116 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66056-4901
Email: biologyreu@ksu.edu
Phone: 785-532-2430
Secondary Contact: Dr. Ari Jumpponen
Kansas State University
Division of Biology, 116 Ackert Hall
Manhattan, KS 66056-4901
Email: biologyreu@ksu.edu
Phone: 785-532-6751
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