[ScienceStudents] Fwd: KBS Research Experience for Undergraduates

Heather McQueen hmcqueen at smith.edu
Thu Jan 16 08:38:21 EST 2014


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From: Michael Grillo <grillom1 at msu.edu>
Date: Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:29 PM
Subject: KBS Research Experience for Undergraduates
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*The Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station (KBS)* is
currently accepting applications for the *Summer 2014 Research Experience
for Undergraduates (REU)* *Program*.  KBS will be funding 8-10 REUs on
projects related to Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Sustainable
Agriculture.

The KBS REU program provides Free Room & Board, up to $400 in travel
expenses, up to $500 in research funds, and a $4,500 stipend.  The program
runs 10-weeks from late May to early August.  Applicants must be currently
enrolled as a full time student.  We especially welcome applications from
students from underrepresented groups in the sciences and first generation
college students.

Research projects for Summer 2014 include:

-Plant Eco-physiology
-Restoration ecology
-Mating system evolution
-Using soil tests to survey farmer attitudes about soil health
-Effects of genetic diversity on plants and insects
-Algal adaptation to temperature and nutrients
-The role of mutualisms in plant adaptation

*For more information or to apply please visit:
http://www.kbs.msu.edu/education/reu <http://www.kbs.msu.edu/education/reu>*

*Applications are due February 15th.  *

*About KBS:*
The Kellogg Biological Station is located in Southwest Michigan and is
housed on the shores of beautiful Gull Lake.  KBS is the academic home to
15 MSU professors with research expertise in Ecology, Evolution, and
Sustainable Agriculture.  KBS encompasses over 3,000 acres and includes the
KBS Bird Sanctuary, KBS Long-term Ecological Research Site, Great Lakes
Bioenergy Research Center, Experimental Pond Lab, Lux Arbor Reserve, KBS
Farm and Pasture Dairy and the Kellogg Forest.  Each summer over 30
undergraduates from across the country live in residence at KBS for
courses, research and internships.  For more information visit on facebook
or www.kbs.msu.edu.

Funding for the KBS REU program is provided by BEACON: An NSF Center for
the Study of Evolution in Action (beacon-center.org), The Great Lakes
Bioenergy Research Center (www.glbrc.org), and the KBS Long Term Ecological
Research Site (lter.kbs.msu.edu).
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