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Applications for UAS biology program due Wednesday

Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2009

JUNEAU - Applications for the University of Alaska Southeast's biology program, which offers research experience to undergraduate students interested in the physiology, ecology, genetics and behavior of organisms in Alaska's marine and coastal environments, are due Wednesday. The 10-week program begins on June 1 and ends Aug. 7.

The Juneau campus provides opportunities for hands-on research experiences with invertebrates, amphibians and mammals. In addition to the Juneau area, field research projects take place in the Tongass National Forest, inland waters of Southeast Alaska and Kachemak Bay.

Student participants will conduct research under the guidance of UAS Biology and Environmental Science faculty and collaborating research scientists. The program is supported with funds from the National Science Foundation and the University of Alaska Southeast. Each participant will receive a $450 per week stipend and housing while in Juneau. Up to $450 in travel costs to Juneau and travel costs within Alaska will also be provided.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enrolled as undergraduate students at accredited institutions. Graduating seniors are not eligible. The program seeks academically strong students interested in marine biological research. Minority applicants are especially encouraged.

For more information, visit www.uas.alaska.edu/biology/undergraduate-research/REU/index.html or search for "REU Alaska Marine Biology." Descriptions of research projects can be found online as well.



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