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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 15:36:09 -0500
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Subject: REU Opportunity Announcement: 2016 CSUMB Ocean Science REU

We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Ocean Science Research
Experiences for Undergraduates Program at California State University,
Monterey Bay summer program.

Students in our REU program can choose to conduct research in Monterey Bay in
the following areas (the list of research topics within each area is not

Marine Biology and Ecology (includes population ecology, kelp forest ecology,
marine landscape ecology, marine microbiology, population genetics,
ecophysiology and biomechanics)

Ocean Engineering (includes ocean robotics, autonomous underwater vehicle
design, computer programming, scientific instrumentation development)

Oceanography (includes ocean current modeling, ocean-atmosphere interactions,
ocean acidification and plankton ecology)

Marine Geology (includes deep sea canyon formation, coastal hydrology,
seafloor mapping, coastal erosion, plate tectonics and marine

In addition to electing to work with mentors at CSU Monterey Bay students can
also elect to work with mentors at our Monterey Bay area REU partner
institutions. These include:

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Moss Landing Marine Labs
Naval Postgraduate School

Students will be provided with a $5,000 stipend in addition to support for
travel, room and board. REU students will also receive post REU support to
attend conferences and in applying to graduate programs. The application
portal will close on February 15th, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST. Our 10 week summer
program will run from June 6th to August 12th, 2016. Additional program
details can be found on our homepage:

We especially encourage applications from student groups historically
underrepresented in the Ocean Sciences and students from institutions where
research opportunities are limited (Junior/Community Colleges, Tribal
Colleges, HBCUs and HSIs). Preference is given to student applicants who are
sophomores or juniors.

Please feel free to have your students contact us at our REU email address
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Contact Person: Maryland Sea Grant.
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