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Pollination Nation Undergraduate Summer Research Program

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The Bowsher and Greenlee Labs in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, ND are excited to invite applications for at least 2 undergraduate research positions during summer 2018. Students will assist with projects investigating the development and health of agriculturally-beneficial bee pollinators (blue orchard mason bees, Osmia lignaria; alfalfa leafcutting bees, Megachile rotundata; and honey bees, Apis mellifera).

Students will conduct research in one of the following areas:

(1) Gene expression and hormonal physiology of bees during development. Research will be primarily lab-based and involve molecular techniques.

(2) Bee behavior, performance and reproduction. Research will be lab- and field-based.

Students will contribute to an active research group of insect biologists at NDSU and the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Fargo. Students will participate in weekly professional development activities, and social events including BBQs, game nights, and local outings with other researchers and mentors. At the end of the 10 week program, students will present research posters at the NDSU Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Students from underrepresented groups and Tribal Colleges are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be US citizens.

Duration of the Program: 10 weeks

-Salary and Housing: $4500 ($450/week). For participants from outside Fargo, housing may be provided on NDSU campus. Travel: Some travel funds may be available based on need.
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Application Deadline: 4/1/2018

Program Dates: 5/28/2018 - 8/3/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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North Dakota State University (Lead)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (Lead)

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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Molecular Biology

Agricultural Ecology
Developmental Biology
Pollination Ecology
Thermal Biology
Thermal Physiology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)

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