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Shannon Point Marine Center Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program

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

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The Shannon Point Marine Center's (SPMC) Research Experiences for Undergraduates program will support guided, independent research on the part of eight undergraduate students. Participants will spend nine weeks at SPMC conducting original research with a faculty adviser, participating in professional development activities, and engaging in outreach events. Students work with faculty mentors to complete supervised research and develop written and oral reports at the conclusion of the program. Research themes may include productivity and nutrient cycling in marine environments, molecular ecology and genomics, ecology and physiology of seagrasses and algae, larval development and physiology, marine diseases, coastal oceanography, and coastal geology.

Student support includes a $6,300 stipend plus a $675 food allowance, a travel allowance, and housing at SPMC for the nine-week session.

Continuing SPMC's long-standing tradition of working with diverse students, we strongly encourage applications from those belonging to groups underrepresented and underserved in the sciences. Applications are welcome from students at any stage of their undergraduate degree program, and individual without previous research opportunities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Participating Institution(s):
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Western Washington University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Marine Sciences & Oceanography

Marine Biology
Marine Chemistry
Marine Ecology
Marine Geology
Marine Invertebrates
Marine Microbes
Marine Reserves
Marine Science

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

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