Research Experience for Undergraduates - Gulf of Maine and the World Oceans

Research Experience for Undergraduates - Gulf of Maine and the World Oceans
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Institution Type 
private nonprofit research laboratory
East Boothbay
marine microbiology, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, bioinformatics, sensory biology and phytoplankton ecology
Start Date 
June 9, 2014
End Date 
August 15, 2014
Hrs / Week 
March 1, 2014
Our program gives students pursuing degrees in science, mathematics, and engineering a laboratory-based research experience with emphasis on hands-on, state-of-the-art methods and technologies. Students are immersed in the Bigelow community and participate in seminars, trips, outreach, and events. Each student in the program is paired with a Bigelow scientist based on mutual research interests.
NSF LogoAn REU participant must be a current undergraduate student and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its possessions; international students and graduating seniors are not eligbile for this program. An undergraduate student is defined as a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree. Students who are transferring from one college or university to another and are enrolled at neither institution during the intervening summer may participate under certain circumstances. Minorities and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have, at minimum, one year of basic biology, have taken at least one earth or ocean science course, and be in good standing with their home institution. Most REU students will have completed two or three years of college and be majoring in earth science, environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or engineering. Prior research experience is not required, but relevant coursework and enthusiasm for conducting independent research are important. We encourage applications from non-traditional students, as well as those attending community colleges
David Fields
Number of Participants 
20 max
Housing Provided 
Subsistence Provided