University of Texas Marine Science Institute
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Field Experiences in South Texas Coastal Dynamics, June 1 - August 10, 2011
The level of funding for Summer 2011 is uncertain until Congress passes a budget for the fiscal year. Funds for 2 fellowships will be available at a minimum, a complete program depends on renewal of funds from NSF.
Ten fellowships will be available for the summer of 2011, for undergraduate students to conduct independent research projects on the causes, effects and consequences of coastal environmental change. Each student will work with a faculty mentor on topics such as:
|Information on faculty research interests may be found at http://www.utmsi.utexas.edu/people/faculty.html|
|REU @ THE MARINE SCIENCE INSTITUTE|
|The Marine Science Institute is located in Port Aransas, on 72 acres on the Gulf of Mexico. REU projects will take advantage of the wide variety of coastal habitats near the Institute, including shallow bays, hypersaline lagoons, seagrass beds, estuaries, mangroves, and marshes. UTMSI is the lead state agency for the 185,000-acre Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, the only reserve in the Western Gulf of Mexico biogeographic region.
The 10-week summer program begins with a 2-day research cruise on the R/V Katy and ends with a symposium in which students will present their research results. Along the way, students will create web pages and blogs about their research, and participate in a variety of professional development activities.
|Questions about the program may be directed to Dr. Edward Buskey,
or Dr. Deana Erdner,