Undergraduate research opportunity at USC!

The USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is proud to announce the 2015 Research Experiences for Undergraduates program for students interested in Ocean and Marine Science.

Program dates:  June 15 – August 7, 2015 (8 weeks).

Application deadline: February 16, 2015


This NSF-funded program will support highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Processes at the Wrigley Marine Science Center (WMSC) on Catalina Island, CA.

Students will gain hands-on research experience, training in laboratory and field methodologies, introductory lectures and seminars in oceanography and marine science, academic and career advisement, as well as opportunities to explore different parts of Catalina Island.  Other benefits include: $500/week stipend, housing at the WMSC, reimbursement for travel from host institution (up to $500), and transportation between the WMSC and the mainland.

We welcome applications from students who will have completed at least one year of undergraduate study and will be enrolled as an undergraduate in the Fall of 2015.  Students must also be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents of the U.S. to be eligible for this program.  *

For the 2015 WIES REU program, special consideration will be given to students who attend a university or college in Southern California and/or institutions with limited research training opportunities, but we encourage applications from all students nationwide who meet the NSF REU program’s requirements for eligibility. We especially encourage students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields to apply. This program will be particularly useful for undergraduate students with a strong interest in pursuing graduate school or a career in marine science.  Competitive applicants will have at least a 3.25 GPA, one semester of chemistry, one semester of biology, and one semester of calculus or statistics.

The application and more information can be found on the website.

Contact: wies-reu@usc.edu.

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