Research Experience for Undergraduates: Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences invites undergraduates to apply for the 2010 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer research program, Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean.  We are looking for promising students from colleges and universities around the country interested in gaining hands-on research experience.  Areas of research include the marine microbial food web, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, sensory biology, climate change and fisheries oceanography.  Eight students will be selected and each paired with a Bigelow scientist/mentor based on mutual research interests.  Participants will spend ten weeks (June 7 – August 13) working closely with their mentors on current research projects. Participants receive a stipend and food, housing, and travel allowances.  Undergraduates in their sophomore year or later may apply; applications are due January 15, 2010.  More information and application materials are available.  Prospective applicants may also contact Rebecca Fowler with questions, reu@bigelow.org or (207) 633-9632.

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