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Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean REU

Primary Institution: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Affiliation: Colby College
City: East Boothbay
State: ME
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology/Life Science
Geology/Ocean science
Marine Sciences
Description: Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory's summer REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance from a scientist mentor. Directed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. David Fields, and funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU Program is designed to give students pursuing degrees in the sciences, mathematics and engineering a laboratory-based research experience with an emphasis on hands-on, state-of-the-art methods and technologies.  REU students are immersed in the Bigelow community and participate in seminars, field trips, Laboratory outreach programs, social events, and more.

Each student in the program is paired with a Bigelow scientist based on mutual research interests. During the ten weeks, students work with their mentors to identify a research question, develop a proposal, conduct their research, and prepare an abstract and poster.  At the end of the program, students present their poster and give a talk at a student symposium.

Research areas vary year to year, but include marine microbiology, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, bioinformatics, sensory biology and phytoplankton ecology.
Stipend: 500/wk
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/03/2014
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: David Fields
60 Bigelow Drive
P.O. Box 380
East Boothbay Harbor, ME 04544
Phone: 2027473255
Secondary Contact: Education
PO Box 380
60 Bigelow Drive
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