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Basic and Environmental Soil Science Training (BESST)

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Take part in a transformative research experience in the science of soils. Join us for a 10-week individualized summer research experience including a traveling field camp, workshops with leading scientists at the NSF Calhoun Critical Zone Observatory and U.S. EPA National Risk Management Research Lab, and opportunities for post-summer travel to National Professional Scientific Meetings. Learn from a broad and diverse group of mentors, developing skills in chemistry, physics, microbiology, ecology, geology, and hydrology. Participants receive a stipend, apartment-style housing, meal allowance, and travel re-imbursement. No previous experience with soils is necessary. Seeking rising college sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Participating Institution(s):
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North Carolina State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Crop & Soil Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences

Aquatic Systems
Aquifer Systems
Environmental Chemistry
Hydrologic Science
Microbial Biology
Microbial Ecology
Soil Science

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 10/27/2016
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