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CIM²AS (Cultural Immersion in Monarchs & Milkweeds Advancing Science Education)

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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

CIM²AS (Cultural Immersion in Monarchs & Milkweeds Advancing Science Education) is an NSF funded program at UIC that aims to increase the success of Latinx students in biology and chemistry majors. As part of the program, CIM²AS supports an undergraduate summer research experience investigates reasons for the decline of monarch butterflies by testing habitat utilization by monarch butterflies in the Chicago region. Research activities include experimental milkweed plantings and field sampling. Students will also explore connections between cultural assets and science through activities with the Latino Cultural Center.

CIM²AS summer research internships will be awarded to five students. Interns will receive a $5000 stipend, campus housing if needed, and support to attend a scientific conference.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Chicago (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Plant Sciences

Chemical Biology
Environmental Biology
Habitat Mapping
Natural Habitats
Plant Biology
Plant Ecology
Plant Genetics
Plant Physiology

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

Page last updated 4/16/2023
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