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Minority Fellowships in Oceanography

Primary Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
City: Woods Hole
State: MA
Job Duration: 10-12 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biophysics
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Geophysics
Sound and Acoustics
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Oceanography
Description: Minority Fellowships are awarded to minority undergraduates who are enrolled in U.S. colleges or universities who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study and who have academic interests in physical or natural science, mathematics, engineering, or marine policy. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Through the Minority Fellowship program, WHOI's aim is to provide promising students from underrepresented groups with a meaningful first-hand introduction to research in oceanography, oceanographic engineering, or marine policy. Minority groups included for consideration in this particular program include African American or Black; Asian American; Chicano, Mexican American, Puerto Rican or other Hispanic; Native American, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Minority Fellowships may be awarded for a ten- to twelve-week period in the summer or for a semester during the academic year, and may be renewed the following year.

Students must be enrolled in U.S. colleges or universities; have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate study; have academic interests in physical or natural science, mathematics, engineering, or marine policy; and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Minority Fellows are not required to give a Mid-Summer Progress Report or final oral presentation on their project. Minority Fellowships may be awarded for a ten- to twelve-week period in the summer or for a semester during the academic year, and may be renewed the following year.
Stipend: $432/wk
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/15/2007
Job Website: http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7802
Additional Information: A research project is the heart of the Summer Student and Minority Fellowship. All fellows are expected to work on a project selected in collaboration with their sponsor(s) that will provide meaningful results in one summer's work. Research topics span a vast spectrum of topics throughout WHOI's science departments,  and the Woods Hole Field Station of the United State Geological Survey (USGS).

The summer season is kicked off each year with a thoughtful and intriguing presentation from a member of our scientific or technical staff at the Annual Summer Student Banquet. Fellows have many occasions to interact with current MIT/WHOI Joint Program graduate students, from the Q&A session designed specifically for that purpose to the Ethics in Science Workshop.

In addition, fellowship recipients have the opportunity to attend and participate in a busy schedule of talks, seminars and a hands-on, one-day, at-sea practicum cruise onboard the R/V Tioga focusing on data collection and sampling methods with advanced oceanographic technology and instruments. The cruise is especially designed for fellows and not only provides practical training but also brings the group together socially through a shared field experience.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Undergraduate Programs Coordinator
360 Woods Hole Rd
Clark 223, MS #31
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Email: education@whoi.edu
Phone: 508-289-2219
Fax: 508-457-2188