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Coastal Ocean Systems and Sustainability at the USC Wrigley Institute

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This NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program will support eight motivated undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Processes during a 10-week program at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, CA or the University Park Campus in Los Angeles, CA.

The program will provide students with hands-on research experience, training in laboratory and field methodologies, introductory lectures and special seminars in oceanography and marine science, academic and career advisement, professional development workshops, group activities and field trips to explore Catalina Island's unique ecosystems.

In addition to training the next generation of ocean and marine science leaders, teachers and scholars, this program is dedicated to enhancing equity and inclusion of future oceanographic and marine science communities. We seek mentors and student participants who can contribute to this mission during and after participation in the program.

Support will include:

A stipend of $500/week

Housing at the WMSC on Catalina Island and at USC's main campus in Los Angeles

Access to waterfront, kayaks, wet suits, and snorkeling gear

Reimbursement for travel from home institutions, up to $500

Transportation between the WMSC (Catalina) and USC's main campus (mainland)
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 • Note: Funding pending
Participating Institution(s):
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University of Southern California (Lead)
Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Southern California

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

Biological Oceanography
Coastal Ecosystems
Coastal Ocean Sciences
Corals & Coral Reefs
Marine Biology
Marine Ecology
Microbial Ecology
Microbial Oceanography
Molecular Ecology
Ocean Science

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

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