Gain hands-on experience doing marine science research on the beautiful waters of the Salish Sea.
The Shannon Point Marine Center is accepting applications for the 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Program participants work one-on-one with faculty mentors studying themes related to productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; marine microbial ecology; physiology of symbiosis; larval development; physiology, ecology, and morphology of marine invertebrates; coastal oceanography; and chemical ecology. Participant support includes a $4500 stipend, a $630 food allowance, a travel allowance, and housing at the marine center for the nine-week session (June 20 – August 18).
Application information and program details are available in English and Spanish at www.wwu.edu/spmc/reu.shtml. Previous research experiences is not necessary; individual without previous research opportunities are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2017.