Student Opportunity Announcements

Summer 2014 REU in Marine Science

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute REU Program
is accepting applications for our summer research opportunity for
undergraduates. Our program is looking for eight talented undergraduates who
are dedicated, detail-oriented, hardworking and interested in marine science. 

Our program offers research in the areas of fish physiology and ecology,
ecosystem dynamics, and biogeochemistry. 
The program begins with a research cruise on the R/V Katy, ten weeks of
research, seminars and workshops, culminating in a symposium where the students
will present their accomplishments. Student projects take advantage of the wide
variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, including shallow bays,
hypersaline lagoons, seagrass beds, estuaries, mangroves, and marshes. It is a
great opportunity to gain valuable research experience and spend a summer by
the sea!

We will
be accepting applications until March 7, 2014. Required application materials
include an online application, unofficial transcripts, professor recommendation
forms and recommendation letters from two professors. Students must be currently
enrolled as an undergraduate and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the
U.S. and its possessions. Students will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the
ten-week program, full room and board, a research allowance and a travel
allowance. The program runs from June 2nd - August 8th,
2014.  Interested applicants can check
out our website at,
or contact Dr. Deana Erdner or Dr. Ben Walther at