2014 Summer REU undergraduate opportunity with the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

2014 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Coastal Ocean Systems and Sustainability program
with the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

Program dates: June 16 – August 8, 2014 (8 weeks).
Application deadline: February 17, 2014.

This NSF-funded program will support highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Systems and Sustainability at the Wrigley Marine Science Center (WMSC) on Catalina Island, CA.

Students will get hands-on research experience, training in laboratory and field methodologies, introductory lectures and seminars in oceanography and marine science, academic and career advisement, as well as opportunities to explore different parts of the island and ecosystems. Other benefits include: $500/week stipend, housing at the WMSC, reimbursement for travel from host institution (up to $500), and transportation between the WMSC and the mainland.
We welcome applications from students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study and will be enrolled as an undergraduate in the Fall of 2014. Students must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S. to be eligible for this program. We especially encourage students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields or schools with limited research opportunities to apply. This program will be particularly useful for undergraduate students with a strong interest in pursuing graduate school or a career in marine science. Competitive applicants will have at least a 3.0 GPA, one semester of chemistry, one semester of biology, and one semester of calculus or statistics.
The application and more information can be found at: http://dornsife.usc.edu/wrigley/reu/

Contact: wies-reu.

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