Undergrads: Study coral reefs, gain research experience, participate in conferences, and get paid $6,000!

Undergrads: Study coral reefs, gain research experience, participate in conferences, and get paid $6,000!

Undergrads: Study coral reefs, gain research experience, participate in conferences, and get paid $6,000!


10/20/2021

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Are you an undergraduate student at either University of Guam or Guam Community College interested in ensuring the sustainability of coral reefs and the marine environment? If you're self-motivated, well-organized, and pursuing a STEM degree, Guam EPSCOR has a valuable student research experience for you -- and it's paid!

The Student Research Experience is a year-long program designed to train undergraduates in scientific research. The program will run from January to December 2022.

EPSCoR SRE flyer 2022Student benefits:
  • research training
  • faculty and near-peer mentorship
  • conference experience
  • possible travel opportunities
  • $6,000 annual stipend ($500 per month)

Selected applicants will receive mentorship from faculty specializing in the following disciplines: Ecology, Genomics, Ichthyology, and/or Oceanography. Depending on interest, students may learn about DNA extraction and sequencing and/or how to read and analyze data to characterize marine environments. The program may involve hands-on fieldwork to investigate coral reefs or to deploy and retrieve oceanographic instruments while working at the UOG Marine Laboratory and College of Natural & Applied Sciences.

The program seeks to increase the number and diversity of students who choose careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). All qualified students are encouraged to apply, in particular women, minorities, and students with disabilities.

How to apply

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2021, and accepted students will be notified by Dec. 2, 2021. Late applications may be considered past the application deadline, pending availability of positions. 

Apply here

For more information about the Student Research Experience, visit www.guamepscor.uog.edu/SRE/


About Guam EPSCOR

The Guam EPSCoR program at the University of Guam is funded by a five-year, $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Established Program for the Stimulation of Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The program aims to broaden the participation of underrepresented students in STEM fields through developing a research program that helps ensure the sustainability of coral reef ecosystems in the face of environmental change. Guam EPSCoR aims to situate Guam as a premier research and STEM education hub bolstering sustainability, economic development, and informed decision-making by engaging communities in 21st century science.