Summer Plant Biology REU program at UMass Amherst

normanly at normanly at
Sat Feb 10 14:31:46 EST 2001

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 3-July 28, 2001) supported with funds
from the National Science Foundation (funding is pending). 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 26, 2001.  Application forms and information about
the faculty mentors can be obtained from the program web page:


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