Bigelow Laboratory (ME) – Ocean Sciences Summer Research – Mar 15

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences invites undergraduates to apply for the 2011 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, *Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean*.  We are looking for promising students from colleges and universities around the country interested in gaining hands-on research experience.Areas of research include the marine microbial food web, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, sensory biology, climate change and fisheries biology.

Each student selected will be paired with a Bigelow scientist/mentor based on mutual research interests and will spend ten weeks (June 5 – August 13) working closely with their mentor on current research projects.Participants receive a $4500 stipend, housing and a travel allowance.

Undergraduates in their sophomore year or later may apply; applications are due March 15, 2011.More information and application materials are available at  Prospective applicants may also contact Rebecca Fowler with questions,

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is located in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine and seeks to understand key processes driving global ocean ecosystems, their evolution, and their fundamental relationship to life on Earth. The Laboratory’s research ranges from microbial oceanography — examining biological productivity and phytoplankton community dynamics in the world’s oceans at the molecular level — to the large-scale biogeochemical processes that drive interactions between ocean ecosystems and global environmental conditions.