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Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing Global Environment REU

Primary Institution: University of Michigan Biological Station
City: Pellston
State: MI
Job Duration: 9 weeks
Class Requirement: Students must be at least of junior status at the start of the summer program. Seniors with a graduation date before August are not eligible
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology/Life Science
Chemistry
Ecology
Environmental Science
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Description: Biosphere-Atmosphere Studies in a Changing Global Environment

The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) will host up to 10 undergraduate students this summer in an interdisciplinary program of biosphere-atmosphere science focused on global change. Participants will conduct hands-on research based at a well-equipped field station in northern Michigan, with an emphasis on either biological or atmospheric science.  In 2011, the program will run for 9 weeks, June 21 through August 21.  

Students will- (1) Participate in workshops and activities designed to provide the philosophical bases and technical tools needed to conduct scientific research; (2) Work with an experienced mentor as part of an on-going research project; and (3) Design, conduct, analyze, and report on an independent research project.  Overall, participants will gain experience in all phases of research, from hypothesis formulation, through data gathering, to analysis, interpretation and communication of research findings.  They will be immersed in and interact with a diverse community consisting of 30 or more PhD researchers and faculty and over 100 other undergraduate and graduate students from across the US and other countries.

UMBS REU students will be selected based on academic achievement, career goals and an interest in obtaining research experience in environmental sciences.  Students from minority groups that are underrepresented in sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. Accepted students will receive a stipend of $4,700, free room and board, a budget for research supplies, and funds toward travel to and from the site.  Further details and updates are available at www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs (click on "Research Experiences For Undergraduates" at the home page).  Information is also available from the UMBS office at (734) 763-4461.

Note: Students must be at least of junior status at the start of the summer program and a permanent resident of the United States.  Seniors with a graduation date before August are not eligible.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted electronically by NOON, February 1, 2011.
Stipend: $4,700.00
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Research Supply Allowance
Application Deadline: 02/01/2011
Job Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Peggy Meade
UMBS, 2541 Chemistry Building
930 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055
Email: umbs@umich.edu
Phone: 734-763-4461
Fax: 734-647-1952
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