So you want to study bees? Check out BeeMORE – Paid Research Experience in Bees and Microbes

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
  • Logistics
  • 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

Apply now!

DEADLINE: March 25th, 2017
Apply online at: http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/beemore/apply/

Have more questions? Email us at: eric_miller@ncsu.edu or drtarpy@ncsu.edu

2017-06-16T15:45:48+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Categories: Pollinators|

About the Author:

Steve Frank

I am broadly interested in the ecology and management of arthropod pests. Herbivorous arthropods cause extraordinary damage to plants in agricultural, urban, and natural ecosystems. Understanding interactions between pests and their environment, plant hosts, and natural enemies can improve management practices and reduce pesticide applications.