Chloe Newcomb Hodgetts Chloe.Nh at bios.edu
Wed May 14 14:52:26 EDT 2014

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, to support eight internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during fall 2014.

An REU internship at BIOS is a great way to gain the experience necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in the marine and atmospheric sciences.

Funding includes air travel to Bermuda, tuition, accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a stipend to cover miscellaneous expenses.

This program provides recipients with the opportunity to design and conduct intensive, hands-on research projects, under faculty supervision and mentorship, in several active and ongoing research areas. In 2014, students can select from the following projects:

            Genetic diversity and connectivity of the invasive lionfish population in Bermuda
            Light-Use Efficiency of Coral Reef Communities
            Phenology of Coral Pigments
            Spectroscopic Analysis of Water-Soluble Organic Compounds in Marine Aerosols
            Regeneration, repair and negligible senescence: insight from the sea urchin
            Microbial degradation of Lignin
            The abundance of archaea and bacteria at the BATS site
            The microbial consortium of the fire sponge
            Rapid Assessment of Ichthyofauna Assemblages in Bermuda's Mesophotic Zone
            Using the instrumental record to evaluate changing Atlantic ocean properties
            The effect of light and feeding on juvenile coral growth
            Estimation of local terrestrial input to atmospheric samples collected at the Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory
Further information on the REU program at BIOS can be found here (http://www.bios.edu/education/reu/), including eligibility and application information, student testimonials and more detail on potential projects (http://www.bios.edu/uploads/REU_Mentors__Projects_2014.pdf) that students may apply to work on in 2014. BIOS maintains an REU Facebook page (https://www.facebook..com/BIOS.REU) where you can meet and mingle with former and prospective REU interns, find out about previous projects, see photos of REU interns conducting their research, read testimonials, meet the advisers, and more!

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

            Completed at least one year of undergraduate study
            Will still be enrolled as an undergraduate in the fall of 2014
            U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The application deadline is May 30th, 2014. We encourage all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions; contact BIOS Education, University Programs, for assistance as required. Minorities are especially encouraged to submit applications.

Please don't hesitate to contact us should you require additional information on BIOS's REU program or other BIOS education programs (http://www.bios.edu/education/).


Chloé Newcomb Hodgetts, Education Coordinator
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
17 Biological Station, St. George's GE 01, Bermuda
T 441 297 1880 x115

BIOS, founded in 1903 as the Bermuda Biological Station, is an independent U.S.not-for-profit organization and Bermuda Registered Charity committed to ocean science for human good.

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