Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Studenst Available
Stuart G. Poss
sgposs at SEAHORSE.IMS.USM.EDU
Mon Apr 26 13:47:09 CDT 1999
Colleages knowing of undergraduate students interested in receiving
in systematics and taxonomy are urged to pass along this announcement.
Apologies for cross-posting.
SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED
IN COLLECTIONS-BASED SCIENCE
Through a National Science Foundation Award to Improve the
Collection of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Museum and the
Southern Mississippi, funds are available to support up to 3
students for 12 weeks this summer (mid May - August, 1999).
Students taking advantage of this research opportunity will assist
in the identification, curation, and cataloging of fishes in these
As part of their research experience, students will receive training in
ichthyology and ichthyoplanktology, as well as fundamental principles of
curation, taxonomy, systematics, and research use of computers and the
Students will be required to work 20/wk (@$1,000 per month). Limited
also available for boarding fees, travel support, and tuition credit
hours for a
special topics course during the GCRL summer program.
Students interested in applying for these summer positions are urged to
Dr. Stuart G. Poss, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Museum, P.O. Box
Springs, MS 39566-7000 before 15 May 1999. Applicants must be registered
undergraduate students in good standing at a U.S. college or university.
Those applying are asked to send a two to three page letter detailing
research interests and professional career goals, a copy of their
transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Selection will be made
competitive basis, dependent upon scholastic merit, professional
convincing expression of interest in taxonomy and systematic biology.
Individuals of groups under-represented in systematics and taxonomy are
particularly encouraged to apply, with consideration given to especially
individuals, who have had few previous research opportunities.
be submitted via email at sgposs at seashorse.ims.usm.edu.
For futher information, please contact Dr. Stuart G. Poss at the above
or via email at sgposs at seahorse.ims.usm.edu. For information on the GCRL
ichthyological collection, as well as facilities at the Gulf Coast
Laboratory, Institute of Marine Sciences, applicants are urged to visit
Stuart G. Poss E-mail: sgposs at seahorse.ims.usm.edu
Senior Research Scientist & Curator Tel: (228)872-4238
Gulf Coast Research Laboratory FAX: (228)872-4204
P.O. Box 7000
Ocean Springs, MS 39566-7000
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