Student Opportunity: Environmental Microbiology Program in Las Vegas 3/9/2012

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  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.


Student Opportunity: Research Experiences in Molecular Ecology (3/15)

Towson University offers a 9-week summer research program for students interested in environmental science.  Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed freshman level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Geology or Environmental Science.  Students receive a $4000 stipend and help with travel, housing and meals.

Student Opportunity: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (12/31/2009)

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is soliciting applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).  The research opportunity is part of the Department of Energy’s Global Change Education Program.  Opportunities are available in Atmospheric Science and Biometeorology, Earth Systems Modeling, Atmospheric Boundary Layer Modeling, Atmospheric Radiation Measurement, Atmospheric Science, Terrestrial Carbon Studies and Ecosystem Research, and Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.

The approximately ten-week SURE program generally begins in early June through mid-August. Fellows attend a one-week orientation and focus session that includes a series of lectures to provide a detailed overview of all research areas within the BER global change mission. Fellows also receive more focused information on the specific areas in which they expect to conduct research. Following the orientation and focus sessions, SURE fellows travel to their nine-week research assignments at national laboratories or universities (or other participating DOE funded contractors) to conduct BER-supported global change research. Each Fellow has a mentor who directs and monitors his/her summer research experience.

The deadline for the submission of applications is December 31, 2009; transcripts and Letters of Reference will be accepted via U.S. Mail, email or fax through 11 January 2010

BENEFITS:  $475 weekly, plus travel. Fellows are responsible for their housing arrangements and costs, food and transportation while at their research facility.

Student Opportunity: Semester in Environmental Science (3/25/2010)

The Marine Biological Laboratory Ecosystems Center in Woods Hole (MA) is accepting applications for its 2010 Semester in Environmental Science. The curriculum provides an intensive field and laboratory-based introduction to ecosystem science and the biogeochemistry of coastal forests, freshwater ponds and estuaries.

Student Opportunity: EPA fellowships (Deadline: 12/10/2009)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)… is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study…  Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $19,250 per year of academic support and up to $8,000 of internship support for a three-month summer period.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Trinity’s Coordinator of Research Programs well in advance of the deadline for help in completing the application forms.