Do Science in Las Vegas: Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Environmental Microbiology

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Sandra Porter
The University of Nevada in Las Vegas is looking for a few good undergraduates to come do research this summer in environmental microbiology. Environmental microbiology goes way beyond hot springs bacteria and Yellowstone Park. At UNLV, you can do science in the desert. It almost makes me wish I was an undergraduate again. The Microbiology faculty at the UNLV and the Desert Research Institute are looking for inquisitive and eager undergraduates to participate in a 10 week summer research experience in the REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. Projects involve studying microorganisms from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep terrestrial subsurface, hypersaline lakes, arid soils, and ephemeral water sources. Each undergraduate participant will receive a $4000 stipend, housing on campus (includes breakfast) and funds to defray travel. All of the faculty involved in this program are firmly commited to undergraduate research and will work with students to help them develop and test hypotheses. The results obtained by students will be highlighted in publications and future research proposals. Check out the application and list of mentors The application Deadline is: Friday March 16, 2007 REU in Environmental Microbiology School of Life Sciences UNLV 4505 Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, NV 89154-4004

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