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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity

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

The program will provide a cohort of summer participants with a high quality experience that combines education and novel research projects utilizing the 40,000 acre Indio Mountain Research Station and surrounding Chihuahuan Desert sites as well as the state-of-the-art facilities at UTEP. Participants will also receive training in bioethics, one-on-one and group mentoring, and training in other relevant professional skills (e.g. oral presentations and applying to graduate school).

Each participant will be guided directly by different members of the CDB faculty team, but they will participate in a number of activities that will keep them as a cooperative summer cohort that shares research interests in biodiversity studies and thus will benefit by understanding each other's work and contributing to each other's growth as practicing scientists.

The major emphasis of this program is developing skills for performing independent and collaborative research.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Texas, El Paso (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology
Plant Sciences
STEM Fields

Ecosystem Science
Environmental Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Ecology
Evolutionary Genetics
Genomic Analysis
Population Biology

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

Page last updated 5/10/2023
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