Marine Research Opportunity!

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The Seattle Colleges are pleased to present Marine Science Research in Puget Sound for Community College STEM Students.  This NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) provides students from 16 regional community colleges the opportunity to conduct authentic, paid, research with a variety of agencies and institutions over the course of a year.  The program begins in June with a kick-off research cruise and an opportunity to form teams and select research projects.  Students then continue their work online and return to Seattle for regular research cruises, short classes, and meetings with their mentors.  Participants prepare posters and present them at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium in Spring.

Program Details

Students participating in this year-long research experience should be able to commit to at least six trips to Seattle to collect data, participate in mini-courses, and meet with their research mentors.  Participants will receive a $3600 stipend, paid in quarterly installments. Full program details here.

Application Information

Students wishing to apply for this competitive program should complete the following:

1.  Official Application

2.  Unofficial Transcripts

3.  Two letters of reference, at least one from a STEM faculty mentor addressing your potential as a researcher and your committment to the program.

4.  A one-page personal statement which addresses the following:  your time remaining until transfer, your interest in oceanography, marine science, ecology or environmental science, your intention and commitment to pursuing a career in research, any educational challenges you have overcome.

Please email your completed application materials to by April 18, 2016!


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