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Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM)- Intensive Introductory Aquatic Microbiology Course


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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 Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), at the University of Southern California and funded by NSF, is offering an all-expense paid, three-week, intensive introductory aquatic microbiology course called Global Environmental Microbiology (GEM).

The GEM course is an introductory, aquatic microbiology course for early career undergraduates who are contemplating a career in scientific research. The course combines classroom learning with hands-on activities. Students attend lectures and discussions about aquatic microbiology, learn to use laboratory equipment and how to collect samples from the environment, practice their presentation skills, collaborate with your fellow classmates, and talk to graduate students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to explore career options.

C-DEBI seeks to recruit participants that reflect the diversity of students at the community college and university level with varied science-learning and life experiences. We encourage students from groups underrepresented in STEM fields as well as first generation college students to apply. We are committed to improving access and support for members of underrepresented and marginalized groups to be able to succeed in STEM fields.

Course expenses, travel, room, and board are paid for by C-DEBI/NSF.


Application Deadline: 3/25/2020
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Program Dates: 6/14/2020 - 7/22/2022

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Southern California (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biology
Chemistry
Geological Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Microbiology

Keywords:
Biogeography
Bioinformatics
Data Analysis
Geomicrobiology
Hydrogeology
Microbial Habitats
Microbial Oceanography
Ocean Biogeochemistry
Subseafloor Biosphere

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


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