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Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean

Primary Institution: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
City: West Boothbay Harbor
State: ME
Job Duration: June 7 - August 13, 2010 (ten weeks)
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Ocean Science
Description: Bigelow Laboratory's National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program offers undergraduates the opportunity to work closely with scientists on current research projects.  Directed by Senior Research Scientists Dr. Rick Wahle and Dr. David Fields, the ten week program is designed to give students a meaningful research experience with an emphasis on hands-on, state-of-the-art research methods and technologies.

Bigelow Laboratory is a center for global ocean research; our focus ranges from microbial oceanography to large-scale processes that drive interactions between ocean ecosystems and the global environment.  Areas of research include the marine microbial food web, ocean biogeochemistry, genomics, optical oceanography, remote sensing, sensory biology, climate change and fisheries oceanography.  These projects have taken Bigelow scientists to every ocean and the polar seas.
Stipend: Approximately $4,000
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 01/15/2010
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Rebecca Fowler
180 McKown Point
West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Phone: 207.633.9632
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