If you are an undergraduate science major who is interested in pursuing a career in STEM, there is an exciting new opportunity to develop your skills while studying the interface between microbes and beesBeeMORE is a USDA-funded Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates who are interested in significantly advancing their research skills in the field, the laboratory, or both.
Potential projects include (but not limited to):
– Disease ecology of native pollinators
– Discovering new yeasts from beehives for brewing beer
– Metagenomic surveys of bees and hives
– Elucidating the gut microbiome of honey bee queens
– Program runs from May 30th to August 3rd 2017 (9 weeks), and some accommodations for travel can be provided
– Students will receive a $500 stipend per week ($4,500 total for the summer) PLUS free room and board at our Wolf Village Apartments
– Successful applicants will be paired with faculty mentor programs to conduct their own research most amenable to their research interests and background
– Activities will include presentations, group field trips, extension meetings, and the NC State Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
– DEADLINE: March 25th, 2017
– Have more questions? Email us at: eric_miller@ncsu.edu or drtarpy@ncsu.edu
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