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Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates (RaMP): Mentoring and Research Opportunities for Careers in Coastal Science (MROC2S)

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The Mentoring and Research Opportunities for Careers in Coastal Science (MROC2S) Program at Georgia Southern University provides year-round mentoring, professional development, and diverse research training opportunities in natural resource science for postbaccalaureate participants. MROC2S aims to develop a strong and inclusive research and technical skills program that produces a more diverse STEM workforce.

Participants will be integrated into a diverse network of natural resource professionals devoted to research, management, and conservation efforts in the Atlantic Coastal Plain and Gulf Coast regions with the goal of exposing them to careers and opportunities in this field. MROC2S consists of a network that includes academics as the primary research mentors, partnerships with state/federal agencies and NGOs, and long-term research sites. Network partners contribute to projects and experiences centering on the restoration, conservation, and management of natural resources of the region.

-Students work in a research setting (laboratory and field) with faculty mentors

-$39,000/yr stipend

-Students participate in professional development workshops throughout the summer

-Several field trips and guest lectures scheduled throughout the summer

-Present research at the end of the program in a scientific symposium.

Participating Institution(s):
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Georgia Southern University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Molecular Biology
Plant Sciences

Aquatic Ecology
Coastal & Ocean Policy
Coastal Ecosystems
Coastal Engineering
Coastal Ocean Sciences
Coastal Resource Management
Coastal Studies
Natural Resoruces
STEM Education

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

Page last updated 5/1/2024
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