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Marine and Estuarine Science REU

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Academic Level:
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Undergraduate Students


The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is situated in Princess Anne on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, near both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, making it an excellent location for research in marine and estuarine science. The University supports well-funded undergraduate and graduate programs in marine and agricultural science and maintains state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, equipment, and a fleet of boats and university vehicles. The Paul S. Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Center, located at Assateague Island, MD is used to conduct field and laboratory studies in Maryland's Coastal Bays.

In addition to laboratory and research activities, students will also participate in field trips to the Salisbury Zoo, Pocomoke State Park, Baltimore Aquarium, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, and other facilities, receive instruction in topics such as scientific ethics, library resources for research, experimental design and data analysis, and attend seminars and workshops on such topics as scientific writing and communication. Students present their research to their peers and mentors at a symposium on the final day of the internship.

Nearby Assateague Island National Seashore and the resort town of Ocean City offer recreational opportunities such as swimming, kayaking, fishing, sailing, amusement parks and a vibrant nightlife.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography

Aquatic Chemistry
Coastal Ecosystems
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Toxicology
Marine Biology
Marine Ecology
Population Biology

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

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