Archive for the ‘Environmental Science’ Category

Mount Desert Island Biology Lab

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Each summer, over 30 undergraduates from Maine and across the United States participate in research fellowships at MDIBL. Undergraduate fellows work in the laboratory of an MDIBL investigator on an independent project designed by the student and their mentor. Laboratory training can include techniques in molecular biology, physiology, and bioinformatics. Projects are wide-ranging and could include the comparative study of a laboratory animal (zebrafish, roundworm, sea urchin, etc.), cultured cells, and biological tissue preparations. While most projects are laboratory-based, some include a field component. In pursuing their independent research project, students attend weekly seminars given by MDIBL scientists and invited speakers from other institutions discussing a variety of topics in the biological and environmental sciences.

The application deadline for Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships at MDIBL is January 10, 2014. Many of these fellowships are provided through INBRE funding for students from Maine colleges and universities.
Program information and application instructions are online at

http://www.mdibl.org/undergraduate_students.php

All application materials, including recommendations and transcripts with fall 2013 semester grades, must be received by the deadline of January 10, 2014.

Questions may be directed to:
Judi Medlin
Education Coordinator
MDIBL
jmedlin@mdibl.org
207-288-9880 x102

Auburn University: Warm-Water Aquatic Ecology

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Auburn University – Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Auburn University is inviting applications from undergraduate students to participate in a National Science Foundation supported summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on the ecology of southeastern ponds, rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries.  Ten undergraduate students will work closely with Auburn University faculty (Fisheries, Biology, and Forestry) to explore aquatic ecosystems, complete a student-driven research project, and share their research findings in a symposium at the conclusion of the program.  Participants will work closely with our mentors to develop projects on a variety of disciplines, including community ecology, limnology, evolution, fisheries management, population modeling, conservation, molecular biology, and microbiology.  The program will run from May 20 to July 29, 2012 (10 weeks).

Climate Change and Sustainable Development – Panama

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Regional Research and Study Abroad Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Panama City, Panama. –The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) offer eight-week Study Abroad Programs focusing on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Through professional training, hands-on learning, and a four-week internship, students experience how global climate change influences sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Students will have the opportunity to explore firsthand the direct and indirect effects of a changing climate on natural and human systems. To facilitate professional collaboration and cross-cultural communication students will receive Spanish training and will live with host families in Panama City.

Further information is available here.

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About CATHALAC

Established in 1992, CATHALAC is an international organization dedicated to promote sustainable development through applied research and development, education, and technology transfer. CATHALAC’s Study Abroad Program is part of the Center’s Education Programs. The objective of these programs is to form a community of professionals with an interdisciplinary background who are capable of responding to both the challenges and opportunities related to Integrated Watershed Management, Climate Change, Environmental Modeling and Analysis, and Risk Management. CATHALAC headquarters are located across from the Panama Canal in the City of Knowledge (in Spanish – Ciudad del Saber), a former US military base transformed into an international complex for education, research and innovation developed to promote and facilitate synergy between universities, scientific research centers, businesses, and international organizations.

About UAH

Founded in 1950, UAH is an autonomous campus of The University of Alabama System dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. UAH is a key participant in one of the nation’s major international centers for advanced technological research and utilizes its position in this environment to provide unique opportunities and creative programs for students, faculty, and the community. UAH is committed to maintaining a diverse academic community of the highest quality, and to providing an environment that facilitates intellectual, cultural, personal, and professional growth. UAH fosters leadership, creative and critical thinking, clear communication, a respect for knowledge and the pursuit of truth, and an engagement in the challenge and pleasure of a lifetime of learning.

Zvia Leibler Danon
Study Abroad Program Coordinator

zvia.danon@cathalac.org
www.cathalac.org/study_abroad

University of Virginia: Field Biology

Monday, November 15th, 2010

University of Virginia – REU Site Program: Field Biology at Blandy Experimental Farm
This is an undergraduate research program in field Biology and Conservation Ecology. Students work with mentors to develop original research in the general rea of Field Biology. Housing and stipend provided.

Stony Brook University: AGEP

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Stony Brook University – AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate)
8-week program designed to provide a wide range of services to underrepresented minority doctoral students in the STEM fields as well as to the STEM departments and graduate programs.

U.S. Department of Energy: Science Laboratory Internships

Monday, November 15th, 2010

U.S. Department of Energy – Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
10- or 16-week internship program for students who have decided on a career in science and engineering. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories’ research programs.

Grice Marine Laboratory: Marine Biology

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Grice Marine Laboratory – Summer Research in Marine Biology
This is a 10-week program of independent research in areas of crucial concern for Marine Biologists. It provides undergraduates with a modern research experience employing physiological and molecular techniques to address questions in areas such as Environmental Bioindicators, Algal Physiology, Respiratory Physiology, etc. Travel, housing, and stipend provided.

Penn State University: Environmental Kinetics Analysis

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Penn State University – Center for Environmental Kinetics Analysis REU
This 8-week program combines research in CEKA faculty labs, field trips, and professional development seminars. Capstone event is a mini-research symposium. Students with interests in Geosciences, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Soil Science are encouraged to apply.

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Molecular and Environmental Toxicology

Monday, November 15th, 2010

University of Wisconsin-Madison – Summer Research Program in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology
Students are placed in laboratories associated with the molecular and environmental toxicology center. They also participate in weekly tutorials with the program director and in other education and social events on campus. Travel, housing, and stipend provided.

West Virginia University: Research Program

Monday, November 15th, 2010

West Virginia University – Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Offers a unique summer research experience for undergraduate students in the science, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and WVNano, the West Virginia state initiative for nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Cutting-edge multidisciplinary nanoscience undergraduate research programs in photonics molecular electronics and electronic transduction, multifunctional heterostructures, nano- and microfluidics, nanokinematics, spintronics and magnetism. Travel, housing, and stipend included.