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Interested in marine and atmospheric sciences?
Curious about doing science on a ship?

Check out these two unique opportunities below!

Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

	2018 REU interns return from a cruise on the research vessel <em>Atlantic Explorer</em>.</p>

BIOS has National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 8 undergraduate student researchers at BIOS during the fall semester. Students will conduct independent projects under faculty and staff supervision within several research areas including:

  • Biology, chemistry, and physics of the open ocean
  • Biology, physiology, and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems
  • Molecular biology of marine organisms
  • Environmental chemistry of Bermuda's atmosphere and inshore waters
  • Effects and consequences of global environmental change

Throughout the semester, REU students will give presentations that outline their research topic, methods, and results, including a final presentation to BIOS faculty, staff, and visiting students. REU students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of field excursions to learn about Bermuda's natural history, as well as workshops and seminars given by BIOS faculty. In 2019, REU students will arrive at BIOS on August 25 and depart on November 16. The application deadline is May 31.

JOIDES Resolution Academy for Undergraduate Students

What: Sail aboard the amazing U.S. vessel for scientific ocean drilling, the JOIDES Resolution (the JR) on the one-month-long Expedition 385Tand earn 10 university credits. This is a unique opportunity and may not be offered again any time soon. To learn more about the JR, explore here.

When: Embark the vessel August 18; disembark September 16, an additional 1-3 days before/after are programmed for travel and land-based activities/field trips. Note that there are no port stops during the expedition.

Cost: $1500. This is the tuition cost for the two 5-credit courses you will enroll in through Whatcom Community College (course information coming soon). There are no other major expenses – not even airfare to/from the ports or hotel while in port during the official program days, although there are some minor costs (such as taxis) that you may need to cover initially (and will then get reimbursed later).  These are covered by the U.S. Science Support Program. You will need to pay for your own required medical physical as well as any passport fees (if you don’t already hold a current passport).

The U.S. Science Support Program will support your travel and expenses in getting to and from the ship. Thus tuition cost should comprise your total expenses.

How do I apply?
 The application is on-line hereThe deadline is April 19, 2019.


I realize that both of these opportunities may conflict with the traditional academic calendar, but your school might work with you to make it happen!

Get in touch with me if you'd like assistance,
Dana ("Dr. D")

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