Student Opportunity Announcements

Summer 2014 REU opportunity in oceanography

     We are seeking undergraduate applicants who have completed their freshman, sophomore, and junior years to be a part of an exciting new summer research program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  8 - 10 applicants will be accepted into this REU program that will give students the opportunity to work one-on-one with experts in the field of Oceanography.

     This 10 week REU program will give student interns the opportunity to develop research skills, participate in workshops, field trips, and lectures, and develop professional relationships lasting throughout their career.  Research will be centralized around topics related to climate change and sea level rise in a coastal, urban environment.  Such topics include but are not limited to: 
   * Stormwater and atmospheric inputs of nutrients in tidal rivers
   * Dissecting the sea level rise signal in the Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay area
   * Antibiotic resistance in Vibrio vulnificus isolated from the lower Chesapeake Bay
   * Geodynamical contributions to regional sea level change
   * Impacts of climate change (ocean acidification and temperature) on Chesapeake Bay seagrasses
   * Development of a theoretical description for disease transmission in marine invertebrates

     ODU is located in the heart of tidewater Virginia, where students will have easy access to rivers, estuaries, and the Atlantic Ocean!  Students should take advantage of this exciting opportunity to explore their research interests on a timely and relevant topic in a location experiencing these issues first hand.  Applications are due March 17, the program runs from May 24 - August 2.  A stipend is included ($5,000), room, board, and some travel expenses are covered.

Please contact KC Filippino ( or check out our web site ( for more information and to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!