Monday, December 5, 2016

Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduates with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the world’s premier educational institutions.

 Now approaching its eleventh summer, the Amgen Scholars Program continues to offer undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research at ten renowned U.S. host institutions.
Applications for the 2017 U.S. Amgen Scholars Program are now online.  Note that applicants do not need to currently attend one of the host institutions to participate. In fact, Amgen Scholars have represented over 700 colleges and universities to date.
Close date: February 1, 2017 (February 15 for the California Institute of Technology). Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via amgenscholars.com

REU Program

Summer 2017 will be the 30th year that the Cary Institute's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program has provided 8-12 students with opportunities to conduct cutting edge research in ecology.
2017 Program Dates: May 22 - August 11, 2017Application Deadline: February 3, 2017

Translational Ecology for Undergraduates

Our alumni report that their Cary REU experience was instrumental in their career success, whether it be in academic ecology as professors or research scientists, in environmental management or consulting, in ecology education, or another field. REU students contribute to the mission of the Institute through their research, with most writing papers for the Undergraduate Ecology Research Reports on-line publication, and many co-authoring peer-reviewed articles based on their work.
Since 2011 the Cary REU program has embraced a new focus – Translational Ecology. We hope to train a new generation of environmental scientists who are both prepared and motivated to translate ecological science to the public.

The Cary Translational Ecology REU program weaves together activities in 5 strands:

Cutting Edge Independent Research Projects 

Working closely with a mentor scientist, students delineate a research question and hypotheses, develop and implement a project, analyze data, give an oral presentation in a formal symposium and write a paper. Skill building workshops support student learning. The bulk of students’ time is spent in this facet of the program.

Reflective Practice and Training Activities

Students participate in a Scientific Writing Workshop, a Statistics/R Workshop, Responsible Conduct of Research trainings, and sessions in asking good questions, applying theory in research, giving effective talks, and future options in work and study.
The Forum on Translational Ecology showcases examples of translational ecology in action, as well as a diversity of professional role models and careers. Students are supported in reflecting on themselves as scientists and translators of science.

Translational Ecology Activities

Students explore translation of ecology through:
Communication
With mentoring, students write short “elevator speeches” about their research, participate in a Communication Workshop where they hone their speeches for different audiences, and write and review each other’s lay-friendly summaries of their findings. 
Application
Students consider the rich ways that their own research might influence society with applications to policy and management, and how society influences their science. 
Education
REU students teach younger students in the Sharing Science Program, and participate in an Education Roundtable with education scholars and practitioners.  
Students in the 2017 program will receive a stipend of $6,300, housing in the Bacon Flats dormitory located on our campus just next door to the research and administration building where students conduct much of their work, and a food allowance of $900 for the 12 week program.
Students of diverse backgrounds come from all parts of the country to participate in the program, and a small pool of funds is available to help defray the costs of travel to the program for those students in need of assistance.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy Shark and Ray Research Project - Summer 2017

Summer Program: Gain hands-on, field research experience in Clearwater, FL this summer!  All participants will be involved in all aspects of a local population study on sharks and rays.  This includes setting and retrieving nets and longlines, handling and identifying captured animals, tagging and measuring all captured sharks and rays, collecting DNA samples from sharks and rays, and recording data.  Each day begins with a lecture on our local ecosystems, species, and conservation topics and continues with 6 – 8 hours of field research aboard our vessels.

Who should attend: Anyone 18 years of age or older interested in pursuing a career in the natural sciences.  This includes incoming freshmen, currently enrolled students, and college graduates.  This program provides invaluable research and animal handling experience.  Such unique field training will make you a more valuable candidate for future internships, graduate school, and jobs.  There are no pre-requisites and no previous experience is necessary.

Course credit:  Most students receive credit for our program and you should discuss receiving course credit for this program with your advisor.  If you do not need this kind of course credit, this field research experience will be a very beneficial addition to your résumé.

Housing: Affordable and fully furnished housing is available to our summer program participants and includes Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, linens, and laundry facilities.

Transportation:  After arriving in the Clearwater, FL area, transportation is provided to/from: airport, bus station, our classrooms and boats, and the grocery store.

Enrollment:  Early enrollment and the early enrollment tuition break ends December 31, 2016.  Late enrollment ends March 30, 2017.

Tuition: Tuition rates vary based on the date of your enrollment and the number of weeks you wish to attend the program.  Participants who attend 3 or more weeks will receive tuition breaks.

To enroll in this unique and amazing program and for more detailed information, please visit our website: www.cmera.net

Thursday, November 3, 2016

REU at Blandy Farm

Blandy Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

May 22 - Aug 4, 2017   Applications Due  March 1, 2017



Carla Vanderbilt (Stetson University) studying song vocalization in gray catbirds.


Samuel Bernhard (Wesleyan University) sifts through mud looking for invertebrates.

Overview

Undergraduate education is one our highest priorities at Blandy Experimental Farm. Since 1992 Blandy has provided Undergraduate Research Fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science. We have been aided in this effort by funding from the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Our primary goal is to teach students to formulate testable hypotheses about important ecological and evolutionary questions. The format of the program encourages students to develop skills in experimental design, data collection, analysis, and critical reading of primary scientific literature. Students also learn to prepare and communicate scientific information to other scientists and the general public.

Our program exposes students to a diversity of research projects that collectively illustrate how natural systems function and how science progresses. Through the course of the summer we provide students with information on various career options in ecology and the environmental sciences. Next summer we will offer up awards that carry a $5775 stipend + an additional meal budget, free housing, and a budget for supplies and research-related travel. The number of students invited (up to 10) will be contingent upon renewal of our funding from the National Science Foundation. Interested students can access the necessary application form and instructions directly from our APPLICATION PAGE. We strongly recommend filling out an application at least two weeks before the application deadline.  The application and all supporting materials are due on March 1, 2017.  If you need further information please send an email to Dr. Kyle Haynes or call 540 837-1758 ext 292 M-F, 9-5 Eastern Time. These fellowships are only available for U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents.