Mote Marine Laboratory
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Every summer Mote Marine Laboratory (MML) will host a 10-week, National Science
Foundation-funded program focused on providing research experiences in estuarine
science to 10 advanced undergraduate students. Students will be paired with
MML scientists and conduct research on major threats to estuaries such as
aquatic pollution, natural toxins, habitat alteration, and coral reef declline.
Students will gain experience in science communication by presenting the results
of their independent project in a manuscript-style research paper and orally
at a laboratory-wide research symposium. Students will also attend research
seminars, discusssion groups on career skills in science, and field trips
to local marine science research and education center.
To be eligible for participation in the REU program, students must be:
In addition to these requirements,
- U.S. Citizens or permanent
residents of the U.S. or its possessions
- Enrolled in a degree program
(part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate degree.
Students from minority groups underrepresented
in science (African Americans, Latinos and Hispancis, Native Americans, native
Pacific Islanders, and Alaska Natives) are encourage to apply.
- Possess a minimum grade
point average of 3.0
- Have completed 2 or more
years of academic study
- Make efforts to receive academic
credit for participation in the REU program.
TRAVEL, STIPENDS, AND HOUSING
Students participating in the REU program will receive:
- Stipend over the 10-week
period (Summer '05 to receive $3,500)
- Housing in a local dormitory
- Round-trip transportation
between MML and their home institution
Students interested in applying to MML's REU program can acquire information
on the application procedure from the program website (http://www.mote.org/~jimg/reu.htm)
or from Dr. Jim Gelsleichter via email (REU@mote.org).
The deadline for applications if February 15, 2005.
MML is an independent, nonprofit organization with a ~50-year history in
marine science research and education. MML is located in Sarasota, Florida,
on a 12-acre campus overlooking Sarasota Bay, with direct access to the Gulf
of Mexico. For additional information about MML, visit http://www.mote.org.
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL. 34236
Phone: (941) 388-4441,
Fax: (941) 388-4312
Internship information: http://www.mote.org/~jimg/reu.htm
This internship is listed under
the following headings: Biological Sciences and Zoos, Aquaria
and Marine Mammals