REU at UMich Biostation: Biosphere-Atmosphere-Hydrosphere Interactions

FW by Andy Wilson>>>>
Two weeks remain to apply to the University of Michigan Biological Station’s NSF-funded REU, Biosphere-Atmosphere Hydrosphere Interactions in a Changing Global Environment.

Participants receive $5,000 stipend, room and board at the Biological Station, travel allowance and research supplies budget. Applicants must be college sophomores or juniors, US citizens or permanent residents.

This REU provides a truly interdisciplinary and hands-on experience in field biology and atmospheric science. Students engage with all phases of research, from hypothesis formulation and data gathering to analysis, interpretation, and communication of scientific findings. During this nine-week program, students will:

–Work closely with a selected mentor/professor as part of an on-going research project; –Design, conduct, analyze, and report on a research project of their own; –Participate in special workshops and group discussions designed to provide the philosophical bases and technical tools needed to carry out scientific research.

Details available at: http://goo.gl/CosDQl.

The University of Michigan Biological Station is located on Douglas Lake near Pellston, Michigan at the tip of the lower peninsula. Its campus is situated amid 10,000 undeveloped acres owned by the Station. Students have quick access to many unique habitats in the region including dune, alvar, bog, and old-growth forest. The Station also has 2 atmospheric gas sensing towers for monitoring forest and atmospheric gas. More information about the Station is available at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs.

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