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Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

Primary Institution: University of Rhode Island
Affiliation: Graduate School of Oceanography
City: Narragansett
State: RI
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Nonlinear Dynamics
Sound and Acoustics
Other Engineering
Marine Archaeology, Atmospheric Chemistry
Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO) program at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island is an 10-week program designed primarily for science students who will have just completed their junior year. The program can include lab work, data analysis, instrumentation development, dynamical modeling, or a research cruise.

Summer Fellows may be involved in projects related to: Physical, Biological, Chemical and Geological Oceanography; Geophysics/Geodynamics; Atmospheric Chemistry/ Meteorology; and Remote Sensing / Ocean Engineering.

SURFO students will be paired with a GSO faculty member and a graduate student mentor to conduct original research in one of several fields of Oceanography. In addition to the research project, the SURFO participant is required to: Complete a written report describing the project; give a 15-minute oral presentation of the project; participate in some component of a research cruise; and attend a twice-weekly oceanographic seminar series designed for the SURFOs.

An interdisciplinary oceanographic seminar series, designed specifically for the SURFO program, will provide participants with a view of the wide range of potential research fields and opportunities in Oceanography. Some of the seminar topics include:
An introduction to Oceanography and the various sub-disciplines; Various ""Hot Topics"" in Oceanograph; Techniques for delivering effective oral presentations and written reports; Measurements techniques in Oceanography; Philosophy of science and issues relating to ethics in science; Potential careers in Oceanography

In addition to gaining valuable research experience at a renowned oceanographic institution in a very picturesque setting, the SURFO participant may also receive:
Reimbursement of travel costs to and from Rhode Island and a modest stipend to cover living expenses.
Accommodations in a residential setting within walking distance of the Bay Campus is also available.
Stipend: $4,000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/01/2005
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Rob Pockalny
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone: 401-874-6926
Fax: 401-874-6811
Secondary Contact: Kim Carey
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone: 401-874-6627
Fax: 401-874-6811
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