REU: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Oceanography (SURFO)
University of Rhode Island
December 29, 2017
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Housing, Travel Reimbursement
Computer Science: Modeling, Earth and Environmental Sciences: Geoscience, Physics: Geophysics
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Oceanography (SURFO) is a 10-week program designed primarily for science, math and engineering students who will have just completed their junior year (preferred) of undergraduate coursework. SURFO is funded by the National Science Foundation.
The program can include laboratory work, data analysis, instrumentation development, dynamical modeling, even a research cruise. Our program emphasizes the quantitative aspects of Oceanography, so many student projects involve fluid dynamics, marine geophysics, or numerical/physical modeling, but students with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, or other science fields, can compete for research opportunities in all oceanographic fields. We also encourage process-oriented interdisciplinary research projects that take full advantage of the expertise at the Graduate School of Oceanography.
The program is held at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the Narragansett Bay Campus, generally not on the main campus in Kingston.
The selection of SURFO participants is based upon: – academic achievement in the basic sciences, math, or engineering – possible career interest in oceanography or ocean engineering – recommendations from undergraduate professors or research advisors – research potential – ability to articulate, in writing, reasons for applicant’s interest in the SURFO program.
The applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
Additional Salary Information: The full 10 weeks required
About University of Rhode Island
URI is the only public institution in Rhode Island offering undergraduate, graduate, and
professional students the distinctive educational opportunities of a major research university, > 18,000 students.
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