University of Delaware undergraduate science majors are invited to apply for the College of Marine and Earth Studies (CMES) Semester-in-Residence Program. Taking place at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes during fall semester, the program exposes students to the world of marine and earth studies. Applications for fall semester 2008 are due Friday, March 7.
The Semester-in-Residence Program is an intensive residential research experience designed to give undergraduates the opportunity to explore marine and earth studies through introductory graduate-level classes and research. Students live, work, and study at the Lewes campus, which is where many CMES scientists conduct their research.
For 2004 biological sciences alumna Danielle Tuzzolino, the program provided a valuable opportunity to work closely with a faculty adviser and to interact with graduate students.
“It was a really good experience. It helped me a lot in terms of my career,” she said. “It helped me to know what graduate school was about and introduced me to research in general.”
As a senior in the Semester-in-Residence program, Tuzzolino worked under Professor of Marine Biosciences Tim Targett, who now advises her graduate work at UD. Targett has worked with several Semester-in-Residence students and said that the program offers students the opportunity to find out if they want to pursue marine or earth science in their careers.
“I like students to get a feeling for the variety of research that goes on, both in field work and in the lab,” he said, “but I also expect them take on a small project of their own, so they can see the progression from the concept stage to doing the work to writing a paper.”
To be considered for the program, students must have junior or senior status, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and an interest in marine studies. Application materials include a letter of interest, resume, faculty letter of support, and transcript. To learn more about the program, or to apply online, visit www.ocean.udel.edu/academics/undergraduate/semesterform.shtml.
To apply by mail, contact:
c/o Dr. Charles Epifanio, Associate Dean
University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958-1298
For questions, contact Assistant Dean Frank Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-2841.
For more about CMES, visit www.ocean.udel.edu.