The UNLV summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Environmental Microbiology program is now accepting applications. This NSF supported program provides undergraduates with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students receive a $5,000 salary, round trip airfare, and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory. The program dates are June 4 to Aug 10, 2012. Find a list of mentors and the on-line application at http://faculty.unlv.edu/microreu. A complete application includes a one-page statement of interest, transcripts (unofficial are fine), and one letter of recommendation from a scientist. The deadline for applications is Friday March 9, 2012. First generation college students, nontraditional students, members of groups under-represented in science and Post-9/11 veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.