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Marine Sciences Summer Program

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) program awards ten science, engineering, and mathematics undergraduates summer internships to conduct guided research in marine science.

  • Interns get truly hands-on experiences in marine science, giving them real world experiences before they graduate
  • Marine science summer interns conduct research at nearby Cape Henlopen State Park
  • The Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Delaware is the home base of the Marine Sciences Summer Internship program
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Who can participate?

Our Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program offers the opportunity for undergraduate students from around the nation to participate in a summer research program.  Participants must be currently enrolled undergraduate students. Students from community colleges, institutions with limited research opportunities and from underrepresented groups in ocean science as defined by the National Science Foundation (African-Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asians, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Native Pacific Islanders), are especially encouraged to apply.  Please note that applicants must be US Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents. In addition, they must be enrolled in a degree program leading to a bachelor's degree.  Students who will receive their degree prior to August 2020 are not eligible.

Overview

Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a research-intensive atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, or marine biogeochemistry. Students will develop their project under the guidance of their faculty mentor (see previous Summer Research Projects and assigned advisors) and will present written and oral reports at the end of the summer. Interns will also attend weekly research seminars, professional development presentations and field trips to nearby coastal marine systems. 

Where does the Program take place?

The marine science internship program takes place at the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in the beach community of Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. This modern campus is located on the shores of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park. Research and teaching facilities are available in Lewes, which is linked by computer and interactive TV to the main campus in Newark. Accommodations for interns are provided at the Daiber Housing Complex, which is comprised of 28 three-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom, semi-detached ranch houses. All units are fully furnished with dishes, pots and pans, washer, dryer, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. The complex is less than 2 miles from the Hugh R. Sharp Campus and within walking distance of downtown Lewes.

Important Details

- The summer 2020 program will run for 10 weeks (Monday, June 8 - Friday, August 14).

- Student support includes a $6,400 stipend, free housing, and travel assistance for the 10-week program.

The application deadline is FEBRUARY 7, 2020 and can be found here.

For information, contact:

Dr. Joanna York
University of Delaware
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
700 Pilottown Road Lewes, DE 19958-1298
Email: jyork@udel.edu

*Funding for the 2019 Marine Sciences Summer Intern Program is provided by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences located in Arlington, VA. The NSF contact for this program is Lisa Rom, elrom@NSF.gov or 703.292.7709. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site (UD contact is listed above) directly for application information.

 

 

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