February 2012


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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 09:45:55 -0500
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We have been able to secure NSF funding to support one undergraduate researcher on our amphibian project in Panama.  We are looking for somebody who is planning on going into field ecology or tropical biology, and one who has Spanish language skills.  They will be living at a rustic site in a national park, with limited electricity and cell phone service. They will be working under the guidance of Grace DiRenzo, one of my graduate student for 10 weeks at one of our sites in Central Panama.  They will be working with Grace on the ecology of tropical frogs, and will be expected to develop their own project during the summer in consultation with Grace and myself (I will be there for ~2-3 weeks).  Once they return to campus we expect that the student would continue to work with Grace and myself to write up their results for publication and a formal presentation. 

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Graziella DiRenzo at [log in to unmask]

In one email to [log in to unmask] please include:
1) Resume/CV
2) Application
3) Personal Statement
4) Unofficial or official transcript
5) Please also send two letters of recommendation to [log in to unmask]
First name:
Last name:
Local address:
Phone number:
Date of Birth:
Valid Passport? Yes No
Allergies or other relevant medical conditions:

Personal Statement: Write a personal statement that describes your research interests and goals. Be very specific about your career objectives and how participation in this REU will help you achieve those objectives. Why are you are particularly interested and qualified for this REU? Describe your past research experiences - what did you like, what did you learn and what motivates you to conduct research? Describe past leadership experiences and your ability to work in groups. Provide details of any experiences that you feel are relevant to your application.

This personal statement should be sent as an e-mail attachment to the e-mail address listed below.

References: Please have 2 letters of recommendation sent by email to Dr. Karen R. Lips, [log in to unmask]

Unofficial/official Transcript: Please attach a copy of your most recent college transcript.
Details are in the attached ad, but both Grace and I can answer any questions related to the position.