[Coral-List] Fall REU Program at BIOS - Now accepting applications!

Chloe Baron chloe.baron at bios.edu
Tue Mar 28 09:07:27 EDT 2017

Hello Coralist,

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 2017. Funding includes air travel to Bermuda, accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a competitive stipend to cover miscellaneous expenses. In 2017, REU students will arrive at BIOS on August 27 and depart on November 18.

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.  Throughout the semester, REU students will give presentations that outline their research topic, methods, and results, including a final presentation to BIOS faculty, staff, and visiting students. REU students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of field excursions to learn about Bermuda's natural history, as well as workshops and seminars given by BIOS faculty.  In 2017, students can select from the following projects:

                * Implications of decreasing dissolved oxygen concentrations for nitrous oxide production.

                * Characterizing Bermuda's baitfish populations to improve management and fishery sustainability

                * Ecological Aspects of Lionfish Population Structure on Mesophotic Reefs in Bermuda: Efficacy of removal efforts in controlling lionfish densities and maintaining biodiversity on mesophotic

                * Exploring the biology of the remarkable coral Oculina valenciennesi

                * Using optical tools to measure productivity of corals and algae

                * Reef Community Light-Use Efficiency

                * Phenology of Coral Pigments via Bio-Optics

                * Characterizing Optical Properties of Coral Reef Waters

                * Modeling Radiative Transfer Effects in Coral Reef Remote Sensing

                * Catastrophe Modelling for Bermuda Risk Assessment

                * Analysis of Maximum Potential Intensity from SST and Upper Ocean Heat Content perspectives

Further information on the REU program at BIOS can be found on the website, including eligibility and application information, student testimonials and more detail on potential projects that students may apply to work on in 2017. http://www.bios.edu/education/reu/

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

                * Completed at least one year of undergraduate study

                * Will not have graduated and will still be enrolled as an undergraduate in the fall of 2017

                * U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The application deadline is May 31, 2017. We encourage all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions; contact BIOS University Programs, for assistance as required. Underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Please don't hesitate to contact us at education at bios.edu<mailto:education at bios.edu> should you require additional information on BIOS's REU program or other BIOS university 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 www.bios.edu<http://www.bios.edu>

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