University of Alaska's 2013 REU Program
Our Program:The Biology Program at the University of Alaska Southeast offers summer research experiences to undergraduate students interested in the physiology, ecology, and behavior of marine organisms and the coastal ecology of a temperate rainforest. The UAS Juneau Campus, located on Auke Bay, provides opportunities for hands-on research with marine invertebrates, mammals, active salmon streams and glacial watersheds. In addition to the Juneau area, field research projects may also take place in the Tongass rainforest, Gulf of Alaska or Glacier Bay National Park.
During the 10 week program, REU students will conduct research under the guidance of UAS Biology faculty and collaborating research scientists. Students will participate in an introductory workshop and regular seminars that will include presentations by mentors on their research, training in the conduct of science, scientific ethics, selected field methods, designing scientific posters, and field and laboratory safety. Students will work intensively with their mentors on individual projects and present their results in a seminar at the completion of the program. Opportunities also exist to present at national meetings.
Our 2013 Project descriptions and mentors can be found here.Benefits: Each student participant will receive a stipend of $450 per week and housing while in Juneau. Up to $450 in travel costs to Juneau and research travel costs within Alaska will also be provided. Living arrangements during the REU program may involve sharing an apartment with both male and female students. Juneau is located in southeastern Alaska and accessible only by ferry or air.
1. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and enrolled as undergraduates.
2. Minimum GPA of 3.0
3. Not a senior who will be graduating this spring.
4. Preference will be given to students who have not been in an REU program.
5. Availability durring our program dates.
Dates: Our Application Deadline will be Monday Feb 25th, 2013. The program itself will run from Monday, June 3rd to Sunday August 11th. Students will be expected to arrive on campus by June 2nd.
How to Apply: Interested? Visit our General application directions page.
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