REU Site: Indigenous America to Indigenous Mekong (Thailand/Vietnam) - Adventures in Biology and Biodiversity

Title 
REU Site: Indigenous America to Indigenous Mekong (Thailand/Vietnam) - Adventures in Biology and Biodiversity
Institution 
University of Arkansas
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Fayetteville
State 
AK
Field 
Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry
Start Date 
Variable (End of May)
End Date 
Variable (End of July)
Stipend 
$500/week
Hrs / Week 
Since we are international there are actually more than 40 hrs/wk engagement
Deadline 
1/15/18
Description 
This is an international REU experience. Half of the program is located in Vietnam or Thailand (alternating year) and the second half of the program in the USA. There are typically 2 to 4 research projects led by faculty leads. The international component consists of collecting samples and basic skills training. The domestic component consists of data organization, analysis and presentation as well as preparation and delivery of powerpoint presentations and reports. Auxiliary activities include technical writing, research ethics, lab/field safety, and other related workshops and seminars. Past and ongoing projects include studies of; fish genetics and disease; bioactive compounds of traditional/tribal use medicinal plants (and fungi); sampling and analyzing potential biofuels substrates (i.e., bamboo for cellulosic ethanol); and, more.
Qualifications 
Students must be US citizens or permanent residents (Students from racial/ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences (particularly Native American, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders) are strongly encouraged to apply. However, all applications will be considered.
Contact 
Michael Ceballos
URL 
http://www.ceballoslab.com
Email 
ceballos@uark.edu
Number of Participants 
8-12
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes