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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Marine Sciences: From Estuaries to the Deep Sea

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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

OSU offers paid research internships for 20-24 undergraduate students, funded by the National Science Foundation.

If you want to apply what you've learned in the classroom to real-world problems, then a research experience in marine, estuarine, earth and atmospheric sciences may be right for you! We welcome applications from students with backgrounds and interests in any of these areas, including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, environmental science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors. Both research sites use the same application and students should browse both lists of mentors.

-10-12 students are located at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) on the Pacific coast in Newport focusing on marine and estuarine science

-10-12 students are located at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) in Corvallis, focusing on topics such as ocean ecology and biogeochemistry, marine geology and geophysics.

Students spend ten weeks working on individual research projects and participating in group field trips, seminars, and science colloquia under the guidance of the University and research agency scientists.

While students work independently with their research mentors, there are numerous opportunities to interact with other scientists and students at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and in CEOAS and other departments on the Corvallis campus, through orientation, weekly seminars, group field trips, social events, and final project presentations.
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Oregon State University (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences
Computational Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Environmental Sciences
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields

Atmospheric Dynamics
Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Earth System Science
Marine Biology
Marine Ecology
Marine Science
Ocean Science

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

Page last updated 2/14/2024
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