normanly at normanly at
Tue Jan 28 11:06:04 EST 2003

The Plant Biology Program at the University of Massachusetts offers
summer research experiences to undergraduate students interested in
plant biology. Students will conduct research under the guidance of
Plant Biology faculty during an eight week program (June 8 - August
2, 2003) supported by funds from the National Science Foundation.
Participants will receive a stipend of $300 per week and room and
board at the UMass Amherst campus. Travel costs will also be provided.

The program will emphasize independent research under the supervision
of a plant biology faculty mentor. Additionally, weekly activities
are planned to foster a sense of community among the REU participants
and to provide useful experience in a variety of important skills
used in a scientific research or teaching career. These include a
field trip to a local habitat, workshops to develop presentation
skills, a career options workshop and a poster session at the end of
the program.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enrolled
as undergraduates at accredited institutions. Preference will be
given to undergraduates who have just finished their junior year.

The program seeks academically strong students interested in plant
biology. Minority applicants are especially encouraged. The deadline
for applications is March 14, 2003.  Application forms and
information about the faculty mentors can be obtained from the
program web page:

Jennifer Normanly
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Lederle GRC Tower
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA  01003, USA

normanly at
413-545-3422 (phone)
413-545-3291 (fax)


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