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Multicultural Initiative in the Marine Sciences: Undergraduate Participation

Primary Institution: Shannon Point Marine Center
Affiliation: Western Washington University
City: Anacortes
State: WA
Job Duration: 1 quater
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Education/Outreach
Discipline(s): Biology/Life Science
Ecology
Geology/Ocean science
Description: The National Science Foundation-funded MIMSUP program is designed to increase diversity within the next generation of marine scientists. Participants receive intensive training in the marine sciences and in professional opportunities available to those who choose this career path. Applications are encouraged, in particular, from U.S. citizens belonging to groups currently underrepresented in the marine sciences (i.e., Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Latino/Hispanics and Pacific Islanders).

Eight selected students spend two quarters (January 4 - June 8 with a spring break from March 17-27) at the Shannon Point Marine Center taking introductory and specialized courses in the marine sciences (31 quarter credit hours), attending seminars and workshops, exploring career opportunities, and engaging in supervised research. They also attend a regional or national scientific meeting. After the program, students return to their home institutions to complete their undergraduate programs.
Stipend: $3335
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Tuition for 2 quarters (1 semester)
Application Deadline: 11/08/2013
Job Website: http://www.wwu.edu/mimsup

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Brian Bingham
Shannon Point Marine Center
1900 Shannon Point Road
Anacortes, WA 98221
Email: brian.bingham@wwu.edu
Phone: 3606507400
Fax: 3602931083