[Coral-List] Research Experience for Undergraduates at BIOS

Chloe Baron chloe.baron at bios.edu
Wed May 6 12:23:01 EDT 2015

Hello Coral List,

Please pass this information on to anyone that might find it to be of interest! Thank you.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program (http://www.bios.edu/education/reu/), to support eight internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during Fall 2015 (arrive August 30th and depart November 21st, 2015).

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, accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a competitive 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 2015, students can select from the following projects:

o A study on the ecology and physiology of the reef coral Siderastrea radians at its distributional limit in Bermuda
o Explorations of open ocean zooplankton ecology and physiology
o Differential settlement and survival of coral larvae by depth
o Biodiversity of mesophotic reef communities
o Bacterioplankton dynamics and growth requirements within the oxygen minimum zone at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study site
o Using autonomous underwater gliders to investigate nutrient and carbon cycling in the Sargasso Sea
o Sea urchins as models for aging, tissue regeneration and resistance to cancer
o Comparing reef fish community structure across a depth and geographical gradient; from shallow to  mesophotic coral ecosystems
o Reef community light-use efficiency
o Phenology of coral pigments via bio-optics
o Modeling radiative transfer effects in coral reef remote sensing
o Land-ocean nutrient flux to Bermuda's coastal zone
o Using concomitant water isotopes in vapor and precipitation to understand the physical processes governing the formation of precipitation 

REU Students at work 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 that students may apply to work on in 2015. BIOS maintains an REU Facebook page 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 2015
	U.S. citizen or permanent resident	

The application deadline is May 31st, 2015. We encourage all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions; contact BIOS Education University Programs, for assistance as required. Underrepresented groups, including women and minorities, are encouraged to apply.

Please don't hesitate to contact us should you require additional information on BIOS's REU program or other BIOS education programs.



Chloé Baron
Administrative Assistant | University Programs
Librarian | E.L. Mark Memorial Library 
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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