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Prepare yourself for a career in marine science in a rigorous course of study that includes a strong base in the liberal arts, the broad training in life sciences that characterizes a major in Biology or Environmental Science, and the special opportunities for study of the marine environment and its living resources provided by Western’s extraordinary facilities and programs at its Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC). This is a course of study that will provide you with the strongest base possible for the marine science profession.
The MSS Program invites scholars to participate in a special program of study in the freshman and sophomore years leading to the marine specialization within the Biology or Environmental Science majors. Applicants to Western selected as Marine Science Scholars will take a two-week 4-credit field and laboratory-intensive course at the Shannon Point Marine Center in September, prior to the start of Fall Quarter. During the Winter and Spring Quarters of the freshman year and all three quarters of the sophomore year, Marine Science Scholars will work with Western’s marine scientists on special problem 1-cr seminars on topical issues such as red tides, ocean acidification, and food web dynamics.
For additional information visit: http://www.wwu.edu/fimsup/
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).
Program Dates: January 8, 2013 - June 14, 2013
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides support for undergraduate students to conduct independent, supervised research with a faculty advisor.
Students participating in the program will receive a $4350 stipend, housing (see Residential Facilities) at the Shannon Point Marine Center, and a travel allowance.
Application Due Date: February 15, 2013
NOTE: Application deadline: April 17, 2013.
Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) and Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence Pacific Partnerships (COSEE-PP) is sponsoring two summer internships for community college students at SPMC located in Anacortes, WA. This internship is part of the Promoting Research Investigations in the Marine Environment (PRIME) Program and will introduce students to research environment at a marine laboratory and provide training in research and field methods. The program will run from June 25-August 16, 2013. Interns will receive a $2,200 stipend and on-site housing will be provided.