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Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean REU

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Undergraduates - Senior

Undergraduates in Bigelow Laboratory's summer REU Program spend ten weeks at the Laboratory conducting independent research with guidance from a scientist mentor. Directed by Senior Research Scientist Dr. David Fields, and funded by the National Science Foundation, the REU Program is designed to give students pursuing degrees in the sciences, mathematics and engineering a laboratory-based research experience with an emphasis on hands-on, state-of-the-art methods and technologies. REU students are immersed in the Bigelow community and participate in seminars, field trips, Laboratory outreach programs, social events, and more.

Each student in the program is paired with a Bigelow scientist based on mutual research interests. During the ten weeks, students work with their mentors to identify a research question, develop a proposal, conduct their research, and prepare an abstract and poster. At the end of the program, students present their poster and give a talk at a student symposium.

Research areas vary year to year, but include marine microbiology, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, bioinformatics, sensory biology and phytoplankton ecology.

Successful applicants receive a stipend, free housing, food allowance, and funds for travel to and from Bigelow Laboratory.

Participating Institution(s):
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Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Marine Sciences & Oceanography

Climate Change
Coastal Ocean Sciences
Marine Biology
Microbial Ecology
Optical Oceanography
Physical Oceanography
Remote Sensing

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

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