Research

An undergraduate research experience is an important complement in pursuing an education in the science and mathematics disciplines. It provides students with experiences useful in focusing and refining academic and career decisions, developing problem-solving skills, and integrating what is learned in the classroom. Student researchers develop and demonstrate skills such as the ability to work in a group and be a part of a team, meeting deadlines, oral and communication skills through presentations at local and national professional conferences, and preparing manuscripts for publications.
Opportunities to pursue research, whether as independent study, cooperative education or part time employment exist within the College of Science and Mathematics in modern fully equipped laboratories. The following are opportunities currently open to students:

Opportunities

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Benthic (marine) invertebrate ecology and biology; biodiversity; conservation biology/environmental management/habitat preservation Matriculating undergratuate with interest in biological sciences, preferably non-prehealth. Ideally some coursework in ecology, oceanography marine sciecnes and/or comparative physiology
(exceptions can be made for students with well matched interests/passions and with a longer-term commitment) 
Rebecca Shell email
SH-B01
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Compensation: 
Volunteer (can expand to your own projects for credit)
Hours: 
5-10 hours per week
Times Required: 
Normal business hours (8:30am - 5:00pm) and early evening
Timeframe: 
Semester or year
Application Period: 
In Progress
Requirements: 
send resumes and unofficial transcripts to Rebecca Shell
Geoscience
Antarctic Climate History
Junior or senior as of Fall 2014
Laboratory skills
Independent study/senior thesis on the topic in Spring 2015
Sandra Passchier
email
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Compensation: 
$12/hour
Hours: 
10-20 hours per week (flexible)
Times Required: 
Normal business hours (8:30am - 5:00pm)
Timeframe: 
Semester, with possible renewal
Application Period: 
In Progress