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Undergraduate research revisited

Rick McCourt mccourt at acnatsci.org
Wed Apr 8 10:22:21 EST 1998

A previous message about this program was sent with many unintelligible
formatting comments.  My apologies, but please take a look at the notice



The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia will sponsor six
under-graduate research fellowships during the summer of 1998, through the
National Science Foundation's (NSF) Research Programs for Undergraduates
(REU).  The Academy's REU program is dedicated to training students in
research based on the Academy's world-renowned collections in botany,
ichthyology, ornithology, entomology, malacology, and paleontology.
Research staff at the Academy work in systematics, natural history,
evolutionary biology, and ecology.

The program offers a diverse array of research experiences, which will
include field trips, workshops, and seminars.   Each student will  work on
a project with an Academy scientist.  Example research areas include:
revisionary sys-tematics or taxonomy of a group of organisms, evolutionary
and systematic studies using morphological or molecular techniques,
biogeography, aquatic ecology, and the history of natural science.
Students planning graduate study and careers in systematic and evolutionary
biology will find the REU program especially valuable.


Applicants must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of
col-lege.  Participants must commit to full participation in the 10-week
program, which runs from May 31 to August 7, 1998.  The Academy will pay
for travel to and from Philadelphia, housing, and expenses for supplies,
field trips, and research.  All students will live in a dormitory adjacent
to the Academy of Natural Sciences in the heart of the Museum district of
Philadelphia.  Each student will receive a stipend of $250 per week.


Applicants should send:  1) a one-page cover letter describing career goals
and how this research experience will help you meet these goals; 2) a
resume de-tailing coursework and relevant research or work experience;
please include address, phone numbers(s) and email address (if available);
3) a list of three references, including names, positions, and contact
addresses including email.  APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 15, 1998.

Send applications to:
REU Coordinator
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Academy of Natural Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
encourages applica-tions from women, minorities, and students with
This program is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation

Richard M. McCourt
Associate Curator of Botany
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215/299-1157; fax 215/299-1028
email:  mccourt at say.acnatsci.org

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