Summer Research: Keck Geology Consortium Projects
Pending funding approval, the Keck Geology Consortium has undergraduate research opportunities for approximately 51 undergraduate students in a wide variety of geological/environmental science sub-disciplines and locations.
Funding for this program comes from the NSF-REU program and the 18 member institutions. The Consortium is committed to accepting up to 30% non-Keck Member school students (15 slots). The students should be current juniors (seniors in 2011-2012) and US citizens or permanent residents.
The program includes 4 weeks of summer research (field and/or lab work depending on the project), continuing research during the academic year (jointly advised by a project faculty member and a research advisor at the students home institution), attendance at the annual Keck Geology Consortium Symposium, and a publication in the annual Keck Geology Consortium proceedings volume.
This year we have an exciting range of projects in many different sub-disciplines (climate, petrology, geomorphology, volcanology, geochemistry, structure, and more), and in a wide range of locations (Peru, Canada, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, Connecticut, Iceland, Virgin Islands and even Mars!)…see our project descriptions at http://keckgeology.org/11-12projects.
We strongly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Pending continued funding from ExxonMobil we will award "Enhanced research grants" to qualified students from underrepresented groups – these awards are in addition to the normal Keck awards. The award includes a fellowship of $500.00 for the fall semester following the summer research season, and $500.00 for additional research costs.
Detailed information is available at: http://keckgeology.org/
The application deadline is February 4th, 2011. The application process is online.
Please address any questions to Dr. Robert J. Varga, Keck Geology Consortium Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Blenda Long, Keck Geology Consortium Administrative Assistant (email@example.com).
Robert J. Varga, Keck Director.
Robert J. Varga
Director, Keck Geology Consortium
185 E. 6th St.
Claremont, CA 91711
Keck Office Tel: (909) 909 – 607-0651
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