Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Marine and Estuarine Science
Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, August 5.
About: In addition to attending seminars, workshops and field trips, undergraduate students will receive instruction about scientific ethics, library resources for research, experimental design, and data analysis. On the final day of the internship, the students will present their research results during a symposium at the Paul S. Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Center. The internship pays a stipend of $5,000 to each student over the course of the summer, and housing and meals are provided. Students must attend the whole 10-week session to receive the stipend.
Funding: The program is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Contacts: Dr. Paulinus Chigbu | Professor, Director of the NOAA LMRCSC, Director of the REU Program | Department of Natural Sciences | Phone: 410.621.3034 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Margaret Sexton | REU Program Coordinator | Department of Natural Sciences | Phone: 410.621.1049 | Email: email@example.com
Deadline to apply: Applications are closed.
Geoscience Bridge Program
Monday, June 27 through Friday, August 5
About: The Geoscience Bridge Program introduces high school seniors to ocean and atmospheric sciences while using geographic information systems and remote Sensing techniques. Program goals include strengthening the knowledge of mathematics, teaching life skills in preparation for college life, and enhancing academic performance through advisement, social support, and tutorial services. This collaborative summer program is designed to recruit and train high school students, particularly from underrepresented groups, in various areas of the Geosciences field. Each student will receive $500 per week and will be reimbursed for travel to and from UMES. Housing and meals will also be provided.
Funding: The program is funded by the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC).
Contacts: Dr. Paulinus Chigbu | Professor, Director of the NOAA LMRCSC, Director of the REU Program |Department of Natural Sciences | Phone: 410.621.3034 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Ali Ishaque | Professor, Environmental Toxicology |Department of Natural Sciences | Phone: 410.651.6050 | Email: email@example.com.
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 22.
Project SEED (Socially Engaged Entrepreneur Development) Program
June through August
About: UMES and the American Chemical Society (ACS) has partnered to offer local, ambitious, economically disadvantaged or underrepresented high school students the opportunity to work in an academic, industrial or government research laboratory for eight weeks during the summer. It exposes participating youth to science through learning and discovery, while allowing them to earn income and enjoy nurturing and supportive relationships with the scientific community. Upon high school graduation, SEED students are encouraged to enroll at UMES and pursue a major in the sciences. Should a SEED student choose UMES, he or she becomes eligible for an ACS Project SEED scholarship to help meet the financial obligations of college.
Funding: The project is funded in part by the American Chemical Society.
Contact: Dr. Victoria Volkis | Professor of Chemistry |Department of Natural Sciences | Phone: 410.651.7739 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to apply: Applications are closed.
UMES AFRI-EWD-REEU 2022 Summer Internship
Monday, May 30 through Sunday, August 7
About: Applicants for the summer program must be full-time, non-UMES undergraduate students who are studying agriculture, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, environmental science, computer science, engineering or technology and interested in exploring how their major can be applied to a career in agriculture and food science. To apply, applicants can send a two-page essay explaining their interest in applying their major to agriculture and food science, their resume and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Victoria Volkis by Friday, April 1, 2022. Interns will receive a $3,000 stipend in addition to room and board for in-person attendance or $4,000 if remote.
Funding: The program is funded by USA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Contact: Dr. Victoria Volkis | professor of chemistry | Department of Natural Sciences | Phone: 410.651.7739 | Email: email@example.com.
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 1.