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REU Summer Internships at the Chicago Botanic Garden


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
The Chicago Botanic Garden, with colleagues from partner institutions, hosts a 10-week summer research experience. This program offers undergraduate participants an opportunity to explore a diverse array of scientific fields related to plant biology and conservation. Travel, room and board, and research costs are covered by the program. Participants also receive a $5,000 stipend.

Student work will be based out of the new, well-equipped laboratories in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center. Students will be trained in all stages of research, from hypothesis formulation through experimental design, data collection, analysis, and ultimately presentation of results through a public symposium. Additionally, there may be opportunities to present at national scientific meetings or publish findings in peer-reviewed journals. REU interns will interact closely with Ph.D. and Master's students from the joint Chicago Botanic Garden-Northwestern University Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation and other graduate programs. Participants will also be encouraged to serve as research mentors to Chicago Public High School students through the Garden's College First program. Interns will also participate in field trips, workshops, and professional development activities.
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Application Deadline: 2/1/2019

Participating Institution(s):
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Chicago Botanic Garden (Lead)
Northwestern University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Biology
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Horticulture
Natural Resources
Plant Sciences

Keywords:
Biodiversity
Conservation
Plant Biology
Plant Ecology
Plant Genetics
Remediation & Restoration
Soil Science

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


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