Western Washington University, Minorities in Marine Science Undergraduate Program (MIMSUP)

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 Deadline: 

November 8, 2013
   

Start Date: 

January 7, 2014
   

Duration: 

2 Quarters: January 7 - June 13, 2014
   

Location: 

Anacortes, Washington
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

The Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) invites applications for an innovative program designed to increase diversity within the next generation of marine scientists. Selected students spend two quarters (January through June) at the Shannon Point Marine Center taking introductory and specialized courses in the marine sciences (31 quarter credit hours), attending seminars and workshops, exploring career opportunities, and engaging in supervised research. They also attend an international scientific meeting. After the program, students return to their home institutions to complete their undergraduate programs. The Shannon Point Marine Center is a facility of Western Washington University located in Anacortes, Washington, approximately 45 miles from the main campus. SPMC offers access to marine and coastal environments typical of the Pacific Northwest, as well as the alpine environments of the Cascade Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula. The facility is 90 miles north of Seattle, Washington, and an equal distance south of Vancouver, B.C.
   

Benefits: 

All tuition and fees for two quarters, housing in the SPMC dormitory, one round trip between the participant's residence and SPMC and a $3,677 work-study allowance to help defray other costs for the duration of the program.

   

Major(s): 

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Environmental Engineering
Earth & Environmental Science
Biological Sciences

   

GPA: 

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Transcripts
 

Contact: 

Dr. Brian Bingham
Shannon Point Marine Center
1900 Shannon Point Road
Anacortes, WA 98221
Phone: (360) 650-7400 x297    
Email: Brian.Bingham@wwu.edu

 

Program Website: 

http://www.wwu.edu/mimsup/
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