[Arabidopsis] iPlant Collaborative Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Martha Narro via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by narro from email.arizona.edu)
Mon Dec 14 19:06:31 EST 2009

Plant Scientists,

Please let your undergraduates know about a 2010 summer research =20
opportunity for students interested in applying their quantitative =20
science or biology background to problems in plant biology. The iPlant =20=

Collaborative is supporting an Interdisciplinary Computational =20
Thinking and Plant Biology Research Program for Undergraduates =20
(Interdisciplinary UBRP-CT:  http://ubrp.arizona.edu/iplant). This is =20=

a 12 week paid summer research experience (roughly $300/week) with =20
many additional enrichment activities =
). The program takes place at the beautiful University of Arizona =20
campus in Tucson (http://www.arizona.edu/, webcam: =
  ). Additional stipends for travel, room and board are included for =20
students who are not from the Tucson area. Students majoring in =20
computer science, mathematics, management information systems, =20
statistics, engineering, physics, plant sciences, or plant-related =20
biology and who are US citizens or permanent residents of the US are =20
eligible to apply. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2010.

Interdisciplinary UBRP-CT is supported through the iPlant =20
Collaborative (http://iplantcollaborative.org/), an interdisciplinary, =20=

NSF funded initiative to build a cyberinfrastructure to facilitate =20
solving grand challenge problems in the Plant Sciences. This program =20
offers students an opportunity to work on a cross-disciplinary team =20
applying their skills to a research problem at the forefront of Plant =20=

Biology. Students don=92t need any specific background, just a desire to =
apply their current knowledge and skills to problems in plant biology.

Students must be willing and able to arrive on the UA campus on =20
Sunday, May 16 to participate in UBRP-CT orientation on May 17, 2010. =20=

Round trip airfare will be provided from the visiting student=92s home =20=

institution to Tucson and an allowance of $100/week will be provided =20
for living expenses in Tucson in addition to wages earned for working =20=

in the laboratory. Students are required to submit a letter of =20
recommendation from a college professor in their major and an official =20=

transcript as part of the application. If accepted, students must also =20=

provide proof of fall 2010 enrollment at their home institution and =20
proof of US citizenship (or permanent residency) in the US.

Please share this information with your undergraduate students; =20
applications are especially encouraged from (but not restricted to) =20
students of underrepresented groups. Note the Feb. 1, 2010 deadline.

Please contact Carol Bender (bender from email.arizona.edu, 520-621-9348) =20
if you have questions about this program.

Thank You,

Dr. Martha L. Narro
Director Education, Outreach, Training
iPlant Collaborative
Keating 445
University of Arizona

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