Opportunities

This page is posted opportunities for presenting research and Laboratories that are interested in Graduate Students. There are several opportunities and the information for them, so please take the time to view them all.

 

Sigma Xi Student Research Conference 

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November 11, 2017
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

Students will compete for awards and earn nominations to membership in Sigma Xi, the research honor society for scientists and engineers, at the 17th Annual Student Research Conference.

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AGU Pathfinder Fall 2017 Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS)

Students can submit abstracts at http://virtualposter.agu.org. To learn more about the benefits of participating in VPS.

Presentation of results is an essential career skill to practice and develop, in or out of Earth and space sciences, and VPS is a cost-effective way to accomplish this for students who cannot attend a scientific conference. By participating in this program, students can achieve international recognition for their research.

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Rice University: The Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS)

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November 4th, 2017

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Several hundred undergraduate students will spend the day at Rice presenting their original research discoveries to each other and to a panel of faculty judges.  The event offers a friendly and supportive environment for students to give a formal research presentation, with written, constructive feedback from faculty.  All presenters will have their housing costs covered by Rice university.  Additional travel support will also be available if need is not met by NSF. The application deadline is October 10th, and some housing support will be available.

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Ph.D. and M.S. Research Assistantships: Aquatic Ecology/Limnology

Auburn University, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences

Auburn, Alabama, USA

Description: Two graduate research assistantships (Ph.D. or M.S.) in aquatic ecology/limnology are available in Alan Wilson’s lab at Auburn University (http://www.wilsonlab.com). Current lab research projects take advantage of our large field station that includes hundreds of aquaculture ponds and nearby recreational and drinking water reservoirs where we pursue basic and applied questions associated with understanding the ecological, evolutionary, and limnological mechanisms controlling the structure and function of freshwater plankton communities.  Harmful algal blooms are the foci for many of our projects.  My students are welcome to participate on existing projects, which include large-scale field experiments and monitoring, lab-based analytical analyses, and modeling, but are strongly encouraged to develop their own projects in addition to applying for external grants and fellowships.

I am motivated to maintain a productive, diverse lab and want to encourage students from under-represented groups to consider joining us.  Moreover, lab members have numerous opportunities to engage students from institutions with limited research opportunities, students with disabilities, and students in financial need in their research and outreach projects through current NSF projects (REU, INCLUDES, S-STEM).

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will be hard-working, honest, highly motivated, team-oriented, and excited about studying freshwater communities using lab and field-based approaches.  Prior coursework in ecology and statistics, a strong interest in mentoring undergraduates and participating in outreach, and relevant research experiences (including analytical skills, such GC-MS, GC-FID, HPLC, ELISA) are desirable.  Minimum qualifications include a B.S./B.A. (for M.S. position) or M.S. (for Ph.D. position) in Biology, Ecology, or related field; GPA of 3.2 or greater; and above average GRE scores (at least 50th percentile for quantitative and verbal; at least 4.0 for analytical writing).

Support: Graduate research assistantships include 12-month stipend and full tuition coverage.

Start date: Flexible but early 2018 would be ideal considering current projects

How to apply: Interested students are encouraged to email Alan Wilson (wilson@auburn.edu) describing why the lab is a good fit for you by 1 November 2017 for full consideration.  In addition, please include your CV, GRE scores, copies of transcripts, and contact information for three references.

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