Subject: Undergrad Research Experience at Chicago Botanic GardenThis summer, the Chicago Botanic Garden and partner institutions will host 10 NSF-REU interns (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) conducting research under the broad theme of PLANT BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, from genetic to ecosystem levels of inquiry. Potential projects include work in soil ecology, systematics, reproductive biology, biogeochemistry, restoration ecology, pollinator ecology, and other fields. Students will gain laboratory and field experience, participate in professional development activities, help mentor high-school student researchers, and enjoy a fun social environment.
Participants should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will be enrolled as undergraduates after summer 2012. They will receive a stipend of $4,750 and room and board at a local college. Costs of travel to and from Chicago will be covered. We encourage applications from students who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences and students who have limited research opportunities at their home institutions. The application deadline is January 31, 2012, and the 10-week program will run from June 11-August 17, 2012.
We invite interested undergraduates to find more information and apply at http://www.cbgreu.org. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also ask faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and other undergraduate mentors to please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity to exceptional undergraduates.
Evelyn Williams <email@example.com>
Tuesday, January 03, 2012